Author: Anders Nilsen
Title: Big questions, or, Asomatognosia : whose hand is it anyway
Publication Info: Montréal : New York, NY Drawn & Quarterly ; Distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2011.
Summary/Review: This massive graphic novel grapples with some deep philosophical issues through the stories of a flock of tiny birds, a mentally retarded orphan, and a crashed jet pilot. I can’t say that I actually “got” what the author was depicting but the illustrations were beautiful and it did make me think a lot. Once I got into the book, I couldn’t put it down, or I wouldn’t have it the tome weren’t so heavy that my arms got tired.
Recommended books: Hope For the Flowers by Trina Paulus