Monday, January 12, 2009

Graphic Novel Monday: Cry Yourself to Sleep, by Jeremy Tinder

Cry Yourself to Sleep, by Jeremy Tinder. Published 2005 by Top Shelf Productions. Fiction.

Cry Yourself to Sleep is quick slip of a graphic novel, a story about a rabbit who loses his job, a robot who needs a purpose and a frustrated writer all trying to find their way in the world. They are friends but go through three more-or-less unrelated stories, until the end when they come together very sweetly.

It's quarter-sized, and its black and white artwork and varied panels combined with its small size give it a zine-like feel. Tinder keeps the action moving smoothly and creates three compelling characters. He jumps back and forth between the characters in a way that kept me reading. I was able to finish the book in one sitting but it's fun to pop back in and leaf through it a little as well.

Cry Yourself to Sleep is a tender story about growing up and dealing with adversity. It would be a good choice for adults as there is some mature language and themes- nothing explicit, just the occasional swear word and themes that younger people might have trouble connecting to. It's a nice debut and I look forward to more from Tinder.


FTC Disclosure: I did not receive this book for review from the publisher.


Lenore Appelhans said...

Ooh - Daniel might like this!

kalea_kane said...

Sounds pretty good! I love graphic novels, but it has been a long time. :)

The Bookworm said...

this does sound good!

Anna said...

This looks interesting. I really should try a graphic novel soon.

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