Andywedge posted up a Deal for the Graphic Novel Maus the other day, I had not heard of it before, but it sounded good so I thought Id give it a read, I loved it and read it in two days, I had never been in to Graphic Novels before, thinking they were all about Super Heros which isnt my cup of tea. So after reading Maus I set about finding a new book to read and found this one which has had very good reviews.
This seems to be a very good price for it aswell.
Can also be found at the Book Depository for £8.93, 1p cheaper but with amazon you can get guarantee next day delivery.
"Modan's elegantly simple line drawings match her dialogue, resulting in a heart-piercing, tough-minded love story. A-"
"Rutu Modan [is] one of the best artists to emerge from the vibrant Tel Aviv cartooning scene of the past decade...
Modans art is a pleasure...[and her] storytelling is likewise rich with subtle detail and nuance."--Bookforum
Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, A young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his fathers death, he finds himself not only piecing together the last few months of his fathers life, but his entire identity. With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties.
Exit Wounds is the North American graphic novel debut from one of Israels best-known cartoonists, Rutu Modan.
She has received several awards in Israel and abroad, including the Best Illustrated Children's Book Award from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem four times, Young Artist of the Year by the Israel Ministry of Culture and is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.
Exit Wounds is nominated for the televised 2007 Quill Awards in the graphic novel category.