…what are you reading this weekend…and where?

beach readingPhoto via Taiga’s Vintage Stuff

I’ll be leafing thru Safe Area Goražde by journalist Joe Sacco. It’s a first person account thru the Bosnian war zone, in particular the eastern town of Goražde that barely survived the Serbian war against the Muslim population in the early 1990’s.

It’s created in an illustrated graphic format which provides a visual impact to its storytelling – a genre that I’ve been exploring more these days that have included the last two I read by Martin Lemelman, Two Cents Plain and Mendel’s Daughter.

The NY Times book reviewer writes “in Sacco’s hands, the comic book form reveals itself to have advantages that neither novels nor nonfiction prose can command. There is a cinematic immediacy here.” 

Words and images.

Go read.