From the list on a sensory reading experience.
Who am I?
Nick's book list on a sensory reading experience
Discover why each book is one of Nick's favorite books.
Why did Nick love this book?
Jon Allen’s coming out and growing up story in his ongoing Ohio Is For Sale series, The Lonesome Era is, so far, his most complex and affecting work, but that’s not saying much for a cartoonist who expands his abilities and repertoire with each new book. The Lonesome Era is a rites-of-passage tale that showcases Allen’s customarily bleak outlook and dry wit, and it is, by turns, hilarious and poignant. I’ve called his work “Kafkaesque situation comedies” in the past, but that description belies the mordant emotional and observational sophistication on show here. He is simply one of the best young visual storytellers around.
The Lonesome Era
Why should I read it?
1 author picked The Lonesome Era as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
"A touching book that is sure to appeal to any reader who has tried to be the person they were meant to be." - BOOKLIST
Camden is a cat. Camden is also crushing hard on his best buddy and all-around terrible influence, Jeremiah. Young, bored, and trapped in their slowly decomposing Rust Belt town, Camden tamps down his burgeoning feelings for the local ne'er-do-well and allows himself to be dragged along with every awful idea, every hair-brained plan, and every threat to life and limb Jeremiah can come up with. As the dangers of Camden's risk-taking mount, an even more…