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Old 02 December 2011, 11:14 PM
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I've not long since finished reading The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot. I've just checked and it was originally a four-part series, but I read the collected edition.

It's a graphic novel that combines Beatrix Potter, gorgeous landscape art of the Lake District, homelessness and child abuse in a way that not only makes sense in the context but seamlessly combines the seemingly disjointed elements into a breath-catchingly moving read.

That sounds like I'm quoting a newspaper review, but I just felt the need to sing the book's praises properly and without resorting to imploring people not to let the fact that it's a comic book prevent them from reading it. Oh, but I just did that.
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