Saturday, April 22, 2006

Paul Auster’s City of Glass

This is a graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster’s acclaimed book, created by Paul Karsik and David Mazucchelli. In many ways, it’s a surprising choice for a graphic adaptation. While the book has a distinct noir feel to it, as is the case for many of the newer graphic novels, Auster’s book plays heavily with language, words and identity. It’s an ambitious undertaking for an artist to attempt visually. Karasik and Mazzzucchelli have made an engaging read, though, with a stripped-down artistic style and an inventive use of imagery. I confess I’ve never read the original version, but the story has me hooked and that original is now on my "to do" list.


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