. . . . "Forget Sorrow isn’t just a graphic novel or graphic narrative; it’s more like a comic book epic. Belle makes practically every panel a story onto itself, complete with character, narrative, and setting. Every page depicts some combination of Yang family history, ancestral lore, and/or national history in abundant visual detail that captures the imagination and transports the reader to a strange, but wonderful new world. Forget Sorrow must be what reviewers and critics mean when they describe something as “rich storytelling.”
That a narrative so intimate can also be so grand in its scope and extensive in its storytelling is impressive. That it comes from a first time graphic novelist is nothing short of shocking, because Forget Sorrow is one of the year’s best graphic novels. Read it and you will never want it to end.
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