American Splendor Unsung Hero: The Story of Robert McNeill
Few authors are able to capture an honest snapshot of everyday life the way Harvey Pekar can. From ruminations on jazz musicians to back problems and traffic tickets, Pekar writes in a clear, unsentimental voice that not only explores the mundane, but celebrates it as well. This time out, Pekar focuses his sharp literary eye on Robert McNeill, an ordinary man who's lived an extraordinary life. McNeill recounts his time spent as a G.I. in Vietnam, on a tour through that surreal and horrific landscape that even now, thirty years later, we're struggling to define. Unsung Hero is a tale of cynicism and endurance, tempered by McNeill's distinct sense of humor and Pekar's touching wit.
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American Splendor : Unsung HeroUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Acclaimed comics writer Pekar, known for such autobiographical comics as the Harvey Award-winning Our Cancer Year, has been in the public eye recently following the widespread critical success of ... Read full review
Review: American Splendor Unsung Hero: The Story of Robert McNeill (American Splendor #5)User Review - Marissa - Goodreads
This is a nice change for Pekar, moving away from his autobiographical comics to focus on an under-reported historical story which he obviously researched carefully. I hope that Pekar will do some more of these types of non-fiction pieces. Read full review