Monday, November 3, 2014
Graphic Novel Review: "Chopsticks" by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
This is an amazingly beautiful book. The story is told through photographs, newspaper clippings, IM chats, and artwork. There is a haunting quality to it though... who is telling this story? Can they be trusted? Is what we are seeing the truth, or the truth as interpreted by Glory or Frank? We have also been given reason to believe that at least one of them is not a reliable narrator.
Therefore, the reader is left with decisions to make based on personal interpretation of the images laid before them. How does the reader interpret the story? Does this have a happy ending or not? Because depending on the reader, the story and the ending could be either. Or both.
For all of these reasons, I loved this book. I have already read it twice, just to look for more within the images and the story!
by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral