Review of 'Special Exits' HC
ICv2 Rating: 3 Stars (out of 5)
Published: 07/06/2010, Last Updated: 11/30/1999 12:00am
Special Exits HC
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Release Date: September 2010
Creator: Joyce Farmer
Format: 208 pgs., Hardcover
Age Rating: Adults
ICv2 Rating: 3 Stars
This graphic memoir chronicles the author’s struggle with the aging of her father and stepmother. The subject matter isn’t pretty. Still, the book is intriguing, well-written and thought-provoking. The artwork is nothing special, but is adequate for the story.
The book is much more engaging and less strident than her early work. Joyce Farmer wrote outraged and outrageous feminist responses to the heavily misogynist underground comics of Crumb and others of the 1970s. This is a more mature work, one that she wrote over a period of years.
Not everyone will like the book. Adults with aging parents will find it powerful.
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