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Sunday, June 23, 2002

Entry 0020 -- By coincidence this morning I finished reading two graphic novels about war: Jason Lutes's Berlin and The Red Star. It took me quite some time to get through both, as I kept finding other things that interested me more -- never a good sign. The Red Star especially struck me as overrated. The creative team obviously put a lot of effort into their computer-generated project, but the technique left me a bit cold, and the super-powered nature of the main character and the God-like entities that represent the two warring nations really made me lose interest. I suppose it's all some sort of metaphor for something or other, but frankly it bored me just a bit.

Berlin: City of Stones is much more substantive -- educational, even -- but it's also a fairly dry and passionless work that only becomes fully nuanced in its final chapter. The conclusion is very strong, and I will probably pick up future collections, but it's slow going at first. Probably a hazard of any historical fiction.

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