Graphic Novel Review: Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu

First Second Published May 5, 2011 124 Pages

First Second
Published May 5, 2011
124 Pages

Zoe doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. With no hobbies other than smoking and staying under her good for nothing boyfriend, she doesn’t recognize “deceased” author Thomas Rocker, who has been faking his death to escape critics and to sell out his books.

Zoe doesn’t know she is sitting on a gold mine story but will that really matter when her heart is at stake. 

This book started off good enough but Zoe doesn’t amount to anything at the end of the book. I really don’t count ripping people off as doing anything.

Zoe is a bum. She doesn’t have much dreams or aspiration she really doesn’t want to do anything but eat, go out and have sex. Granted this is what the world wants but people work for it . . .  not Zoe. The moment she is able to stop working and attach herself to someone who has everything she does. Fast.

However, despite Zoe being a bum, the author was able to create a story in which you think something amazing is going to happen to Zoe. Every time the story gets a bit boring, it picks up a bit.

The author gets credit for trying to throw in a shock factor however, it wasn’t too far off considering how Zoe is. The only thing shocking was the editor/ Rocker’s ex-wife. But even then the story wasn’t amazing. It was simply okay.

The is my same impression of the art work as well. Simple, nothing too spectacular. I picked up the book because Zoe seemed really cool, active and interesting but she isn’t.

2 Pickles

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