Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Comics Alternative Podcast #92: Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?; Interesting Drug

On this episode of The Comics Alternative, Derek Royal and I review Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury), and Interesting Drug by Shaun Manning and Anna Wieszczyk (Archaia). We're both mightily impressed by how Chast, a staple at The New Yorker for over thirty years, uses her signature styles (visual, thematic) to tell the difficult story of the last years of her parents' lives with humor, compassion, and honesty. However, we're less sold on Interesting Drug's science fiction tale of time travel, addiction, deception, and the lure of nostalgia. But give us a listen, read the books, and judge for yourself!

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