One Soul by Ray Fawkes
Reviewed by Chris, Librarian at Bridgewater Library
This is one of those books that could only be told in comic form. The book takes the form of a two-page spread of nine panels each; each of those eighteen panels represents an entirely different life (perhaps the reincarnations of the titular ‘one soul’, although that is never made explicitly clear), from a prehistoric caveman to a recent-years punk rock girl. Each life progresses page by page, from birth to childhood to eventual old age (in some cases); as each various life ends, its associated panel goes dark.
Even if you don’t think you like comics, this book is worth a read; it is not your standard panel-to-panel graphic novel. The plot and pacing are hard to describe, as there are 18 stories being told simultaneously.