The Guardian Picks Berlin As A Best Book of 2018

“Guardian best books of 2018” / The Guardian / James Smart / December 20, 2018

Jason Lutes goes back a couple of decades further in his Weimar Republic trilogy, Berlin, which reaches its conclusion with City of Light (Drawn & Quarterly). Lutes covers the cabaret scene, the struggles of the press and riots as the Nazis rise, and lives that seemed full of possibility are twisted by the grasping arms of the state. There are plenty of rich contrasts here, from the Tintin-ish scenes of rough-and-tumble street life to the great boulevards and art deco lines of the city. With its final, show-stopping panels, the Berlin trilogy feels like a modern classic – a doorstop of a collected edition has also been released.

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