Graphic Peoples Peoples from Yenigüzelköy/Rize, Turkey
The album starts off very strong, but the trim extent of the book crushes itself. Reading this at the beginning of my undergrads epoch of college, was a nice companion to my actual experiences, but put me in a horrible rainy days, similar to the main character Charlotte. Wolfe does a nice job of simulating the draineds style of the humdrum college student, but some of the patois he uses is foreign to me.
The tragedy was fine (a pretty normal shojo put forward), but the painting style irritated me for some reason.
I've heard it reported from origins I consider reliable this book is really good. Repayment to that, and the buzz of the upcoming movie, I picked it up. Early on I reached a point of terrible savagery where the one character I found relatable and likeable was offed. Stopped translation there for quite a while. Made myself pick it up again thinking, "a person I trust with good taste in these essences of books says it's good, I should see if it gets better". Plowed through a chunk more until I reached another chunk of real unplesantness which seemed pointless to me, still no character I could really like and identify with, so I quit again. I admit this fable may improve and in the end be a good, enjoyable register. But I gave up trying to find out.