March 21, 2018

#BookReview: Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin, Olivier Balez

About the Book:


From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan’s financial district to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of New York tells the story of one man’s mind: Robert Moses, the architect who designed it all. Now, in Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez's new graphic biography, the rest of Robert’s story will be told.

Publisher: Nobrow
Recommended Age: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel 
How I Acquired this book: Publisher 
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Author:
Pierre Christin was born at Saint-Mandé in 1938. In addition to the ongoing Valerian series, Christin has written several other comics one-shots, including The City That Didn't Exist, The Black Order Brigade and The Hunting Party, all illustrated by Enki Bilal. Among the many European comics artist he has collaborated with are Enki Bilal, Jacques Tardi, Alexis, Raymond Poïvet, Jijé, Annie Goetzinger, Daniel Ceppi, and François Boucq. He has also written screenplays and science-fiction novels. This is his first collaboration with Olivier Balez.

Olivier Balez is a longtime comics artist and children's book illustrator who resides in Chile, following years of study around the world. He has illustrated work in virtually every genre of comics, collaborating with Florence DeCamp, Eric Corbeyran, and Pascale Fonteneau, among many others.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Kinda just an overview or cliff notes. 

Check out author's other books? Not really 
Recommend this book? Nope

Notes and Opinions: Well I am sad to say that this one seems a little weird. This book which is a story about Robert Moses. It seems a little less than what it should be. It is totally Cliff Notes version of this personal story.  This story just lightly touches on his life and accomplishments. And I wish it would have been a lot longer so it could have covered a lot more than what it did.  

Go Into This One Knowing: Way to short

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