Sunday, January 10, 2016
Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories
author: Reza Farazmand
average rating: 4.03
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/01/10
date added: 2016/01/10
'Poorly Drawn Lines' by Reza Farazmand is a collection of comic strips, many of which have been onine. The collection looks kid friendly but the punchlines can take dark and sometimes vulgar twists, so a caution to parents looking at this one.
The collection is broken up into sections titled 'The Natural World,' 'A Better Tomorrow,' and 'Unexplained Events' among others. There are multi-panel strips where sometimes the punchline spans a page, and there are short written vignettes that talk about things like organic cucumbers and birds wearing pants, etc. There are ducks that think about murder, bears in space, robots who are jerks, and many other things.
The humor is ironic and has things like children being sent out to kill or cats flipping people off. I liked some of it more than others. I liked the comic strips more than the short stories. Those just got old after a while. I liked the art style too. The book is a super quick read, so I don't know if it's worth a purchase at full price. That will depend on if you find this to be funnier than I did.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Penguin Group Blue Rider Press, Plume, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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