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The Complete Strangers in Paradise: Volume 1…

The Complete Strangers in Paradise: Volume 1 (1995)

by Terry Moore

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The series has beautiful black and white line art throughout. It's the main reason I ever started it. Terry Moore is a masterly graphic artist and a riveting storyteller. I suspect I'll read anything he puts out. That said, I prefer Rachel Rising (horror) and Echo (science fiction), personally. SiP (as fans tend to call it) is a work focused almost entirely on how people relate to each other.

What an odd duck. This thing is described in quite a wide variety of ways, and mostly accurately. It's resemblance to a soap opera, happily, is all in the title. For that, it's a bit too realistic, too low in character count, too well-written, too laden with mafia intrigue/action, and too often taught in college literature classes. I'm curious as to why though. I wouldn't teach it in mine. It's not *that* good. It might be particularly relevant to a fem lit class, however, which might elevate the collegiate value of the book because of what it says and how it says it from a sociocultural standpoint rather than from a literary one. ( )
  valzi | Sep 7, 2016 |
Not my favorite of the little I have just recently read of Mr. Moore, but good. A story about two friends, basically opposites of each other, and how they deal with the nasties of life. ( )
  KVHardy | Jan 2, 2015 |
it was alright. ( )
  fighterofevil | Aug 26, 2014 |
2012 Reread: I got lost in this for a month. My very first full reread since the series hit its ending. Since I knew where it would start and go and end up. It was just as terrible, wonderful, painful, heartbreaking, heart healing, amazing as every other read. I never stop knowing my heart belongs to this. ( )
  wanderlustlover | Jul 24, 2013 |
I'm a latecomer to this series, but I'm enjoying what I've read so far. It's well-drawn (in terms of both artwork and character development), engaging, and funny. ( )
  extrajoker | Jul 5, 2009 |
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Giromini, FerruccioForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Strangers in Paradise is the story of three friends, Francine, Katchoo and David, and the people they fall in and out of love with. It's a tale of dark pasts and hopeful futures, double-crosses and true friendship, love and hate. In other words, it's a story of real life, kicked up a notch. His characters live and breathe so vividly that it shows how much he loves them and induces the reader to love them, too. Moore's artwork is consistently gorgeous--darkly cute, conveying emotion with subtle grace and a human touch. Strangers in Paradise is one soap opera no one should miss. --Booklist

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A "three-way" tale of unrequited love with four main characters: Francine Peters, Katina "Katchoo" Choovanski, Freddie Femur and David Qin-- all trying to sort out their confusing lives, and the equally confusing, "chain-reaction" of attractions they have for one another.… (more)

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