Empire State

A Love Story (or Not)

Shiga, Jason

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Empire State
When his best friend, Sara, moves to New York City, Jimmy--who loves science fiction but knows very little about the outside world--works up the courage to travel cross-country by bus to see her, and perhaps change their relationship.

Publisher: New York :, Abrams ComicArts,, 2011
ISBN: 0810997479
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Sh
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pham, John


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Mar 19, 2014
  • gdan24 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

gdan24 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 01, 2013

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Apr 04, 2012
  • Dr_Inferno rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Nov 21, 2011
  • marishkajuko rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 24, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Most love stories don't end with a snowball to the face. Then again, this is no love story.

Empire State, by Jason Shiga, actually starts in the Golden State: Oakland, California. Jimmy works in a library and runs his own Web site. He finds inner peace through repairing books and geeking out over sci-fi movies. As he leaves work one day, we meet his friend Sara, who greets him...with an unprovoked punch in the arm.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/empire_state_shiga

Aug 02, 2012
  • britlap rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting likeable characters! I also enjoyed how the artist only used two colours in the entire book and made use of those colours to differentiate time.

Nov 20, 2011
  • marishkajuko rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I would give this book 5 stars for the artistry, and 1 star for the story. I enjoyed flipping through the book, but when I got to the end, I thought "That's it? Lame."


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