Saturday, March 5, 2011

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective

Hernia. Gary Trudeau’s new book, 40: A Doonesbuty Retrospective, presents 13% of the 14,000 published strips from the past four decades of this comic strip. I hoisted this ten-pound coffee table book onto my lap expecting to sample a few pages, and ended up reading the whole thing. As a long-time reader, I don’t know which surprised me more: how many of the specific strips I remembered, or how many seemed fresh and new. A bonus in this book involves a comprehensive character map showing all the connections among the characters. Any fan will find great entertainment from this hefty book.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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