Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Reader's Diary #1427- Juan Diaz Canales (writer), Juanjo Guarnido (illustrator), Anthya Flores and Patricia Rivera (translators): Blacksad
There's an introduction, however, by Jim Sternako, that almost did the book in for me. You know the kind: so full of hyperbolic praise that it almost turns you from the get go. The largest sin is suggesting that there's something unique about the animals-as-people approach.
I didn't find anything particularly groundbreaking about Blacksad and I almost felt obligated to fault it for that. But no, it's a damned fine, damned enjoyable book.