Bucko by Jeff Parker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bucko by Jeff Parker and Erika Moen
“Bucko” is the product of a writer and an artist from Periscope Studio in Portland, designed initially as a “webcomic.” Poor “Bucko” is incognito in a sense, as his new maybe-about-to-be girlfriend can’t remember his name. She’s an artist working in cephalopod themes (octopi) which her roommate sells on Etsy; he’s a guy who needs a job to stave off eviction. What he doesn’t need is a corpse in the office restroom-for which he’s blamed and arrested. What he does need is someone to believe in him, and that is what he eventually finds; but not before the city of Portland seems turned upside down, and we get a close look at a lot of the life “underneath.” Included are mystery, gang violence, homeless “villages” and guru-loyalty. The artistry is deft and the dialogue proceeds apace.
I received an e-book copy from Great Minds Think Aloud in return for my fair and impartial review.
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