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Stop Forgetting to Remember

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Stop Forgetting to Remember

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Peter Kuper
publisher:
Crown
genre:
Nonfiction, Comic Books/Graphic Novels

We gave it a B+

The jacket of Stop Forgetting to Remember notes that harried Manhattan cartoonist Walter Kurtz is Peter Kuper’s alter ego, making the disguise kinda pointless. Still, Kuper’s woodcut-style etchings — bold, thick black against pale white — are mesmerizing.

For Fans of…
Harvey Pekar; David Gates’ fiction.

Does It Deliver?
The tales of ”Kurtz” and his hand-to-mouth cartooning career, first parenthood, and 9/11 reactions aren’t original, but add up to deliver an emotional wallop.