21 November 2008

Reviewing Sons of Liberty

Over at Boston 1775, I've just posted some thoughts on Sons of Liberty, a historical-fiction graphic novel scripted by Marshall Poe and drawn by Leland Purvis.

I commented on how it fits all too well into the American canon of Revolutionary War fiction, its historical inaccuracy, and Purvis's interesting use of a graphic technique to display the ambiguities of history--in a different comic.

David Elzey noted the first point from a literary perspective in his Sons of Liberty review at at the Excelsior File. Colleen Mondor in Bookslut also noted the story's similarity to Esther Forbes's great Johnny Tremain.

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