The art, oh god the art, there are pages in here that I absolutely would get copies of and frame or keep as my phone or computer wallpaper. Of all the comics and graphic novels I’ve read I don’t think I liked any art as much as I adored this. Seriously, if you get this for one thing, get it to see New York beautifully illustrated It is absolutely gorgeous.
And that’s where the good stuff ends. The story was enjoyable for about 35% after which it keeps going down in entertainment or intrigue. I thought that maybe the author could have done with significantly clearer writing or maybe a stronger editor because I didn’t get the whole loving this city emotions. Nor was the main character relatable to me. I’m rating it the way I am simply because I loved the artwork and there were pages that I just stared at ignoring the words and just absorbing the art.
Conclusion : Buy for the art or if you love New York. I’m not a fan of any city so I don’t get this whole new york is the greatest thing in the world concept.
An experiment in social isolation turns into a journey of self-discovery as a photojournalist commits to spending sixty days in New York city without talking to a single person. More than just an exercise in observation and self-control, he’s hoping to forget a troubled past and mend a broken heart. But the city has a sneaky way of throwing the best laid plans and noble efforts to waste, revealing secrets that lie right in front of him. All he has to do is open his eyes…
A touching, vividly illustrated journey through contemporary modern New York, exploring what it takes to find yourself — and maybe your soul mate — in the middle of a crowded, bustling modern world.
I received a review copy via Netgalley, opinions expressed are my own.