The reviews are piling up
August 16, 2009 Leave a comment
Thanks to Google’s News Alerts feature, I discovered some more recent coverage of A.D.:
Tom Flinn of ICv2 generously awarded A.D. 4 out of 5 stars, writing that "no account of the hurricane provides a better feel for what it was really like for the ordinary citizens of New Orleans than Josh Neufeld’s A.D."
Bill Heller of the the New York Post (!) plugs the book in Sunday’s "Required Reading" round-up, calling A.D. a "striking, monochromatic graphic treatment."
The Washington, D.C.-based ComicsDC blog plugged A.D. with this amusing graph: "Taking you back to the glory days of 2005 when Brownie was doing a heck of a job and nearly 2000 citizens of The Big Easy died before a certain Leader of the Free World was moved to joke about how drunk he used to get there in his younger days. Recommended." (P.S. Not to be a nitpicker, but according to the latest statistics, about 1,400 Louisianans died as a result of Katrina. The number of New Orleanians has been put at about 800 — but I have yet to find a reliable online source to pin it down more exactly… Of course, the question is, how many is too many? — which is partly what A.D. is all about…)
Oh, and A.D. received an emotional, complex, but utlimately mixed-to-negative review from Adam B. Kushner of Newsweek.