September 17, 2006
Leif Tande's Morlac is a unique book. The graphic novel has no dialogue, relying on the quick pace of the action and Tande's pen-and-ink emotive drawings. The book is a visual version of a choose-your-own-adventure. Each page has three panels, and the reader often has the chance to change the story by moving panels via ladders, stairs, and doors. This is an experimental concept that works in both structure and artistic quality, I found myself reading the book several times, exploring the alternate storylines.
My next book is McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Volume 20.