By Lane Gwinn
The Times 

Hyperbole and a Half


Lane Gwinn

I ran across Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh, shortly after it was published in 2013. At the time, it seemed like graphic novels were replacing the written word. I have to say I was not a big fan of the genre. The books either had great drawings and boring text or vice versa.

Hyperbole and a Half has brilliantly funny drawings and a clever, intelligent narrative. They work perfectly together, and the book is full of pleasant surprises. Brosh presents the autobiographical stories grouped by page color, making her unique train of thought effortless for the reader to follow.

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