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Shoplifter

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Reviewers aren’t supposed to toss hyperbole around lightly, but it must be said: I loved every cringe-inducing moment of Shoplifter. It’s been ages since a graphic novel spoke to me on such a personal level. I wish I had the cash to buy copies for every friend who reminds me of the protagonist: overeducated, unfulfilled, and stuck in a rut.

Shoplifter focuses on Corinna Park, a writer plagued with ennui and lack of motivation. Life hasn’t turned out as she envisioned it, and now she’s merely going through the motions at her ad agency job, where she gets to write copy for silly products that nobody needs. Corinna’s only thrill in life is minor pilfering. Corinna knows she has the potential to do great things; she just can’t fathom how to get there.

Having met a fair share of shoplifters and disenchanted copywriters over the years, I can sympathize with Corinna’s first world problems while wanting to hit her with a bat at the same time. Corinna’s doubts, fears, and failed attempts feel intensely real. I wish there were more stories like Shoplifter out there: short, elegant, and even a little groan-inducing.

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Author:
Michael Cho
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
96 pages
Publisher:
Pantheon
Publish Date:
2014-Sep-02
ISBN:
9780307911735
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Issue:
November 2014
Category:
Sequential Art
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Additional Information

Publication Date

2014-Sep-02

Format

Hard

Publisher

Pantheon

Issue

November 2014

Page Count

96 pages

ASIN

030791173X

ISBN

9780307911735

Star Count

5

Book Author

Michael Cho

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