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Gene Luen Yang

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GLY is one of my favorite graphic novel writers, and this one was very enjoyable. I had seen it a long time ago, but thought of it recently because I had just read “Ready Player One” and was thinking about video games, I guess. The book turned out not to revolve around video games quite as much as I had expected, but that was OK.

For anyone who hadn’t read GLY before, I would still recommend starting with either “American Born Chinese” or “Boxers & Saints.” Both of those books have a little bit more of the extended flights of fantasy that, for me, are the most enjoyable part of his work.

My Goodreads rating: 3 stars