Tentacles At My Throat by Zerocalcare (Review)


Tentacles At My Throat is a semi-autobiography (I say "semi" because I am not sure which of his accounts are true or false). The book recounts the author and his friends' escapades from his youth to his mid-thirties.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE WORK
I love self a deprecating humour and the book is chockful of it. Though this is a comic, the narration and dialogue are truthful. The author's eyes for societal imbalances and human nature shines through. He makes lots of observations about life that rings true even when you don' t feel like admitting it.


DISLIKES
The book starts in fits and spurts. Some readers might need a bit of patience to get in the groove.

WHO IS IT FOR
People weary of superhero comics who want something earthy. Lovers of memoir, biographies, or autobiography might like it.

Many thanks to Europe Comics for review copy.

Comments