Comics & Graphic Novel, Drama

The White Lady by Quentin Zuttion

I keep picking up these Europe comics and even knowing what I am in for, continue to be surprised by the depth that these books explore. The topics are things I would not read about otherwise, at least not in this form. The words are few, the colours fewer and they convey a lot more than an individual would like to bear while being precisely what many deal with on a regular basis.

I am not going to comment on the ethics of the people in the narrative, it is not the kind of life I can imagine being easy. Our lead protagonist is a nurse in an assisted care facility. There are the people who receive regular visitors and can care for themselves, mostly. There are others whose lives are sadder to watch unfold. In this emotionally heavy situation, Estelle lives by her own rules. She does it to cope, but the repercussions of her choices will be realised at some point!

It is not a book for the faint of heart. There is no ending or story arc as such. The last few pages, however, did improve my reading experience by seemingly providing a conclusion. It is not a quick read, but an intriguing one. The graphics are typical of the Europe comics, not completely to my taste, but I am starting to get used to them.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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