The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
I realized that I din’t have books to read so I went online and found some. This book (and many of the ones in the near future) came from an NPR list of recommended books.
This is a graphic novel telling the story of two women as well as other stories which are interconnected to it. It’s very fairytaleish and the illustrations I think add to that.
I will say, this is very much an ADULT book despite the fact that it’s full of pictures. There’s a lot of like naked people and talk of sex which wasn’t my favorite.
I appreciated that this book was very different from what I usually read but oddly it kind of felt like something I had read before. Many of the stories felt like retellings of things I had already read (with a twist to be sure but still predictable). This book is very much about women. Smart, kind, driven women in a world of brokenness where men are dumb and think little of them. This was also a smart book (probably because of the smart women) and it was also funny in a very sassy sexy way.
Overall it was an interesting read but fell a little short of my tastes. I wanted to like it more but I was left feeling too much like I’d read a bunch of sex and not thinking about the beautiful messages and powerful women. That’s probably just me but I was reminded that I really like reading graphic novels. I think the last one I read was The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage. I liked that book a lot better than this one (Although there really is nothing similar about them so why I’m comparing them I do not know).
#25 of 2018