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Comments for Lucky

Lucky: 09/07/14

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Lucky by Gabrielle Bell is a memoir set in three short comics. The time covered shows her attempts at living in New York and finding work.

New York hasn't been an easy place for outsiders to live in for a very long time. Moving into any super popular big city is fraught with problems — high rent, small apartments, over crowding, and few jobs for the amount of people trying to get them. It takes motivation, hard work, networking and good luck to get a foot in the door.

That motivation seems to be lacking here. Maybe instead there's depression but I'm not sure. The comics are mostly about her time moving from one crazy, over-crowded apartment to another and how much she hated each one. There's also a lot of moping and the sending of insulting cover letters.

It was amusing when I read it but I can't imagine wanting to re-read it. If this were fiction, I'd complain about the shallowness of the main character. But it's a memoir in a comic format. I'm really not sure how to respond to that.

Three stars

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