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The New York Times Book Review…Chris Ware's magnificent new graphic novel…[is] so far ahead of the game that it tempts you to find fault just to prove that a human made it…Ware is remarkably deft at balancing the demands of fine art, where sentimentality is an error, and those of storytelling, where emotion is everything. He rejects the possibility of showing his hand in his (notably handmade) artwork, but that watertight visual surface lets him get away with vast billows of existential torment. Quiet desperation is just about the best anybody can hope for in Ware's world. To be fair, this time he doesn't punish all of his characters for having the temerity to be in his story. A lengthy, wordless pamphlet about the florist's love for her daughter may be the tenderest thing Ware has ever published.