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The Fade Out, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, vol. 1 by Ed BrubakerRating: 1 star

Offensive racist stereotyping, rampant sexism, an abundance of rape, clich├ęd and disjointed storytelling and an unwieldy cast of homogenous characters of which to keep track – what’s not to love about this 1940s noir in graphic novel form?

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The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

The Shawl

The Shawl is the first book I’ve read concerning the Holocaust but it’s everything one would expect it to be. A horrific, poignant, lyrical, and heartbreaking narrative of one woman’s life before, during and after the traumatizing events for the Jewish during WWII. Listening to Yelena Shmulenson’s skillful narration brought Rosa’s suffering to life and doesn’t fail to evoke heartache for her plight.

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