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Cecil and Jordan in New York: Stories

by Gabrielle Bell

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Since I've been reading numerous types of graphic novels, this collection of stories just didn't stick out to me very much. Perhaps I was expecting more drama or reality or just a stronger sense of self. Either way, it was a good quick read, but not something I would come back to. ( )
  ShayLRoss | Mar 16, 2016 |
My fondness for Gabrielle Bell's work increases. She depicts fringe-dwelling artists in twenty-first century New York; their failings and neuroses. She observes her subjects well, and has a good ear for conversation snippets. ( )
  questbird | Feb 19, 2015 |
Transfixed my attention and I enjoyed every one of the stories. They had such enduring endings. Also beginnings and middle parts. ( )
  TanyaTomato | Nov 13, 2009 |
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The engine of these mercilessly observed stories is squirminess: emotional awkwardness so intense that it can erupt into magic or just knot itself into scars.
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"Gabrielle Bell's newest collection explores a spectrum of human experience that ranges from the quotidian to the fantastical while always maintaining relatability. The characters of these stories, represented with a spare line, are deeply compelling, even in the finest minutiae of their struggles and triumphs" -- p. [4] of cover.… (more)

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