Title: Pretending is Lying
Author: Dominique Goblet, translated by Sophie Yanow.
Genre: illustrated memoir
Is this part of a series? No.
Published: February 7th, 2017
This is an illustrated memoir, moving back and forth in time. It shows her relationship with her mother, father, child and a lover. We only get snippets with art taking a large focus to express emotion and turmoil. It is gorgeous and, I thought, quite brilliant. Now the art is not what I usually gravitate toward. It’s more raw, but that is what makes it perfect for this type of story. I loved the glimpse into Goblet’s life, seeing the art filling the pages. The way the pictures made me feel…. this is a quick read, but one you will return to again and again for the raw beauty. It packs a very emotional punch.
On the adult content scale, there is some sexual content- nothing over the top but enough that I would caution giving to young teens. I mean you don’t really “see” anything and you get worse in comics…. but still. I give it a three. Even still:
The book is out. Have you read it?
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