Book Review: Disquiet by Noah Van Sciver

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I had reviewed Noah Van Sciver’s comic Fante Bukowski earlier and Disquiet is another of his book published by Fantagraphics. It features a collection of his short comics. Noah Van Sciver’s sharp observation of the human condition, in its absurdity is both funny and dark. His writings and the pace of the story is always incisive. The dialogue by his characters always feel so real and rooted in life. I particularly like the way he draws people — they always seemed a little rough and edgy, yet they go well with the story he is telling.

The short comics in the book are well balanced and you have stories like “The lizard laughed” which tells of a strained relationship between a father and the son he abandoned as a kid.

“The death of Elijah Lovejoy” is a historical piece and “The cow’s head” is simply surreal. There are also a few short comics in there that are more autobiographical.

Some of the comics in the book are in colored and some in black and white and it gives the book an interesting mix as you read from one comic story to the next. Highly recommended.

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