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Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
Judith Butler
The Odyssey
Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
Shadow Cay
Leona Bodie
The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
A Wizard of Mars
Diane Duane
Inferno
Dante Alighieri, Anthony Esolen
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

A Contract With God

A Contract With God - Will Eisner Reading a graphic novel is not new to me, but this time around I found myself getting more out of the reading then I had in the past. My idea of a graphic novel has been changed through the reading of A Contract With God. In A Contract With God I found myself going back again and again to specific pages to double check my understanding and to try and better understand why the artist had choice to illustrate in the manner that they had.
One thing found particularly interesting about Eisner's style was how he so rarely fills the entire page. There are only five pages filled to the edge. All of the other pages feature a thick margin that borders the comic. I find that this border at time gives me the sense of a photograph; such as a Polaroid. The mental idea seemed to add to the realism of the stories themselves.