This book takes an emotional toll, but it’s worth it.
Sabrina is a masterful work of subtle storytelling. Its impact is hard to describe and Drnaso earns the respect he receives as a cartoonist.
It’s about Sabrina, a missing woman, and the people connected to her. It’s also about the effect tragedy has on them and how it ripples out into their own worlds, affecting acquaintances who didn’t even know those involved.
It’s more than that, though. It’s about the times we live in, when we’re so connected by technology but separated by our own efforts to cope. This book’s a character study and more. It’s an exercise in tonal storytelling, with depth of feeling delivered incrementally by Drnaso’s simple art style and minimal dialogue.
This is the best book I’ve read this year, and it made me feel like crap. How about that?