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American Indeed


Back in college, one of my friends took a comic books class where he had to read “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang. He raved about it just enough that years later, I remembered the title and put it on hold at the library.┬áThis is the first book I started and finished this year and it is probably going to set the tone for the rest of my 2018 reading.

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Sweet Indeed


I am not afraid to admit when I am wrong, so here it goes: I was wrong about comic books and graphics novels not being a legitimate from of literature.┬áBut that’s only because I had never read a comic book. I let the limited amount of words deter me from considering the stories as anything of value. I’ve been trying to change this view of mine, and so I started with Jeff Lemire’s “Sweet Tooth.”

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