Killing and Dying

Accused of literary snobbery, I am forced to include this book in the catalog of what I have read this week. I’m highly indebted to B for his impeccable taste in graphic novels and appreciate being steered towards this one. Adrian Tomine draws six distinct stories: Hortisculpture, Amber Sweet, Go Owls (tale of abusive relationship with a guy she meets in AA), Translated from the Japanese, Killing & Dying (the eponymous story, a tale of stand-up comedy and death of a mother), and Intruders. Good stuff, a welcome salve to soothe the brain that toils too much in volume 4 of Pilgrimage at the moment.