Thursday, September 10, 2009

Book Review: The Impostor's Daughter
by Laurie Sandell


Simply put, you really should read this book.

It's a "graphic memoir," but before you start thinking it's manga, it's not. It's fun cartoons or comics, but without the slapstick of Bazooka Joe.

Laurie Sandell tells the story of trying to figure her father out and as a result figures herself out. Sandell's storytelling is straightforward and she doesn't work too hard to bring meaning to her stories--it just happens. She follows the "if I tell my deep dark secrets, they no longer are secrets that I have to haul around" rule (whether she means to or not). Which, is quite refreshing--and I'm sure anyone who has experienced adversity in their life will find it reassuring.

The book, despite being 247 pages, goes very quickly. I read it from start to finish last Friday. So, go get it and start reading! This is the best book I've read in a long time.

T. Budnik


Bezzie said...

Manga to me means Japanese porn comic. This sounds more Maus like.

Anonymous said...

Oh! You have fallen for the graphic novel!!! Where did I go WRONG!!
At least you are not listening to your books and saying that you read them.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Another book to add to my growing list. Love, Aunt Susan