Amazing Art With a Depressing Story That Left Me Feeling Less

Black Hole - Charles Burns

Creepy, nostalgic and depressing. It read like a bad acid hit. I couldn't put it down even if I didn't want anymore. I was suck in the hole and I really didn't want to be there.

The art work is amazing. The details, hidden bits and suggested images had me staring for long periods like a Hidden Picture puzzle. It was also creepy, creepy faces, shadows, that filled me will a dark sick feeling. The little bits of the 70's shown in the background the music, the drugs the attitude, nailed it. I was a teen in the 70's and even remember some of it. LOL This is a dark book. I like dark, but this one was too close to home ? I'm not sure. I lost friends to drugs, Aids, depression, some ran away never to be seen again. 

I rated it only three stars because I don't want to read it again. I would not recommend it because of how I reacted to it.

So if you are good with dark, sexual, drug, murder, social drama, read this. It is unlike anything I've seen.