Red Eye, Black Eye: 09/09/15
Red Eye, Black Eye by K. Thor Jensen is a graphic novel memoir of a cross country bus road trip. K. Thor Jensen left the east coast on a 60 day, 10,000 mile journey via Greyhound after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
This graphic novel format memoir captures the ups and downs of his trip. As each trip was a matter of finding a couch he could crash on in a city served by the bus line, each meeting was a balance of who will be the weirdo: K. Thor or his host? The longer he traveled, the more often it was that he was the weirdo.
Most of the book is transcriptions of stories Jenson heard on his trip. Some are interesting. Some aren't. Some are disturbing. It's not a book for everyone.