Monday, January 4, 2016

Pawn Shop

Pawn Shop
author: Joey Esposito
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.37
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2016/01/04
date added: 2016/01/04
shelves: graphic-novels
'Pawn Shop' by Joey Esposito with art by Sean Von Gorman tells an intertwining story revolving around, you guessed it, a pawn shop. Actually, it's more the items one buys and sells in this particular shop.

An old man has lost his wife of 30 years and moved away from the city, but he keeps being drawn back to the old neighborhoods and places he went with his wife, while he looks for something long thought lost. A lonely hospice nurse tries to find the courage to express his feelings to the sister of his patient. A young punk makes a series of bad choices. A woman who works on the train wants to make more of her life after hearing of the death of a beloved relative.

There are 4 distinct narratives with intertwining characters. There are also items that get bought and sold in the pawn shop that feature in the story. The stories are mostly poignant and moving. I liked how the stories focused on how random encounters can be a bit magical. I liked the mix of characters and the stories, and I'm glad I gave this a shot.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Z2 Comics, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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