I feel as if I am the last person to read Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore. My best friend Carmen gifted me this graphic novel a couple of years ago. She’s been my underground railroad of literature, since my entire family, boyfriend and other best friend started enforcing a book buying ban. Carmen would smuggle me books on holidays, birthdays and graduations. Its a fun little loop hole that I looked forward to every time. Family and friends have since given up trying to prevent me from acquiring books so long as I get rid of some to make room for the new additions.
Well, onto the review.
Katchoo, an independent, intelligent and pretty girl, in love with her roommate Francine, was living a pretty typical life, until quiet yet brooding David enters the scene at an Art Museum one day. In a graphic novel filled with love polygons, this book does not cease to entertain. Being a graphic novel, the writing is sharp, hilarious and wonderfully matched with descriptive illustrations. We are taken into Katchoo’s world, and are brought into her vulnerabilities, her strengths and her courage. Set in a blur of money embezzlement and crime bosses; Katchoo, Francine and David live in a typical world, filled with typical emotions of heartbreak and the tight bonds of friendship.
This is a pretty short review, I’m not sure what else to say. If you haven’t read it yet, then I don’t know what you are waiting for, if you like comic books and graphic novels that is. Its a fun read, the characters and storyline are well developed and the storyline progresses at a steady pace. There wasn’t a dull moment, but then again, I was trapped in an airplane for 3 hours, so this read was a pleasant way to pass the time.