That’s a murky description for how Jeff Lemire’s career has taken him to places totally unexpected. The “Essex County” books represent such a. The Complete Essex County by Jeff Lemire, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. First Generation Films optioned the graphic novel and is developing a scripted series for Canada’s CBC.

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Where lemiire a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears? He tries to make sense of my his lonely life by holding on to the only thing that matters- Hockey, to which he was a one hit wonder of; yet his life somehow finds its way back to the focal point of tragedy.

The art is sketchy like and not all that well done sometimes for me. I read them as seperate volumes and enjoyed all three, especially Tales From the Farm. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The three stories are all connected. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Nov 27, Pooja rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mr Gerrard dies in a house fire after saving everyone in the orphanage, which includes Les’ 5 times great grandfather, Lawrence, and the nun’s unborn child. After hearing such wonderful praise from my coworkers, I took this home on a cool fall evening. Notify me of new posts via email.

Jul 24, Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing. Jimmy coungy great dreams, and those dreams got dashed, forcing him to settle for a life that is far less dynamic than he had hoped.

And third, this is personal story and I think it would have greater impact if I grew in similar environment, This is kind of story Lemire excels at. Too much loneliness, too much despair, too many uncorrectable mistakes, too many miserable people making each other more and more miserable. Two other shorter stories titled “The Essex County Boxing Club” and “The Sad and Lonely Life of Eddie Elephant Ears” are also included in the collection, and they are part of the world, but not directly part of the main story.


Essex County by Jeff Lemire

This is a very special book; not just because it is wonderfully written or illustrated with such precision, but also for the exquisite commentary on rural Canadian life. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Other books in the series. Dec 21, Ally rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was shortly after I read ‘The Underwater Welder’ pemire fell in love with it.

This graphic novel was filled with so many Canadian things, but what stood ieff the most was the amount of hockey-related moments. Open Preview See a Problem?

They’re stories about regular people living their lives, and I love seeing them in the comic medium. The second story, entitled Ghost Stories, tells the heartbreaking and haunting tale of two brothers, whose relationship is strained by one terrible mistake.

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When not writing, he can be found playing music, hanging out with his kids, or playing music with his kids. Jul 10, Manni rated it it was amazing. Nov 28, Arnis rated it it was amazing Shelves: The art, how the author uses the stark contrast between black and white, with a soft grey-scale for the initial flashbacks, is masterful.

While I think the story allows a reader to understand this symbol, and others in the story, are representative of the setting, it was regional knowledge of these symbols that made the story even more special.


So many people told me how amazing it was, including the man who sold it to me at Fan Expo Canada a couple years back!

There’s no earth shattering significance to those moments, no grand audience to witness me at my most intimate The ethereal, the way these characters’ stories are intricately tied together like a Faulkner story, as well as the superb writing, make this a transcendent five stars. Lemire has crafted a timeless tale, one that will still hold meaning long into the future as it touches upon topics that will never grow old.


And I read it in two hours. This book captures the lives of the characters, and the moments that make up those lives, more poignantly and effectively than anything else I’ve ever read. The ethereal, the way these characters’ stories are intricately tied together like a Faulkner story, as well as the s This is Lemire’s magnum opus. Astonishing is the word that fits to the review of it. They are not cheerful stories but they are beautifully, if somberly, told.

Probably just the fragility of the human condition as expressed by gorgeous ink and words. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: O Jeff Lemire, tal como as personagens do livro, cresceu em Essex County, numa quinta perdida no meio de nada.

I’ll admit, all of the hockey in the second volume slowed me down a bit. More than that though, the stories told within Essex County are heartbreaking and tragic, but beautifully told. Working in chiseled strokes of black, white and shades of grey, Lemire presents only the most basic elements of the landscape and townscape: Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire pays tribute Where does a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears?

The art style is interesting – simple yet complex – and I have to admit it took me some time to get used to it.

But there is an element of magical realism in it, unreliability in the narration that bends reality between characters, time zones, dreams and memories. It feels very personal and expresses a strength of emotion that one draws from the deepest memories and feelings of childhood. May 18, Oriana rated it it was ok Shelves: