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Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson (edition 2012)

by Mark Siegel

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Title:Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson
Authors:Mark Siegel
Info:First Second (2012), Hardcover, 400 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:Graphic novel/memoir and cartoons

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Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel

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Well, damn it, this book made me feel like a dummy. I followed the entire story - even liked it - up until the last quarter or so. The tale turned frantic and somehow I got lost.

I'm going to go back and re-read the last 40 pages, maybe I can figure out where the story (not me!) went wrong. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
I'm in love with the artwork in this book, a combination of realism and caricatures done in charcoal. The story is great too. A riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the Hudson and falls in love. The ship's owner, taking over for his missing brother, is acting more and more strange. A notoriously reclusive but wildly popular writer agrees to announce his next book on a river cruise.
I'm reading slowly because I don't want it to end. ( )
  piemouth | Oct 26, 2015 |
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Mon front est rouge encor du baiser de la Reine;

J'ai reve dans la grotte ou nage la sirene ...

Gerard de Nerval, El Desdichado
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For Edward and Marie-Claire Siegel
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"One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular--and notoriously reclusive--author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens" -- from publisher's web site.… (more)

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