Asterios Polyp - David Mazzucchelli

Asterios Polyp is a professor and architect who leaves his town and job after lightning destroys his apartment, becoming a mechanic and questioning his life and how/why he became the (not very likable) person he is. Those that remember Mazzucchelli from his amazing Daredevil covers may be rather shocked and confused at this simply drawn and rather deep tale that has no resemblance to traditional comic books. While the work is very impressive, and I must commend Mazzucchelli for following his heart and producing a comic tome that takes the artform to a strictly literary level, I can't say that I really enjoyed it. Thanks to Cej for giving this book to me and I will read it again to see if a second reading allows me to "get it."