Graphic Novel Review: Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu

Posted May 8, 2015 by love2dazzle in Graphic Novel/Comic, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from First Second in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Graphic Novel Review: Exquisite Corpse by Penelope BagieuExquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu
Published by First Second on May 5, 2015
Genres: Comic, Graphic Novel
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover
Source: First Second
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three-half-stars

Zoe isn't exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn't recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment . . . and into his life.

Zoe doesn't know Balzac from Batman, but she's going to have to wise up fast . . . because Rocher has a terrible secret, and now Zoe is sitting on the literary scandal of the century.

This is my first review of a graphic novel and I am very excited. Hopefully we will see more.

“Exquisite Corpse” by Penelop Bagieu is definitely an interesting story. Zoe isn’t sure what she wants to do with her life. She has a rude boyfriend and a lame job. Once day she meets a gentleman named Thomas Rocher. She feels so intrigued by him that she continues to go back to see him. She ends up leaving her boyfriend and starting a new relationship with this guy.

Thomas Rocher is an author that doesn’t leave his apartment at all. Come to find out his ex-wife is also is editor. Rocher and his ex-wife came up with a unique plan to sell more books and when Zoe finds out what it is there is a chance that everything may unravel.

I really enjoyed the book until I got to the end. The story was interesting and kept me engrossed. As it turns out at the end I kind of feel like I wasted my time. I didn’t feel like the end had a satisfying conclusion. The cartoon style of the artwork was fun. I have to say I enjoyed that. I do have to include that with the rating and the casual attitude towards nudity that this would definitely be a mature rated story. I was very disappointed to see as much as what was drawn and said.

three-half-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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