by Audrey Niffenegger

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Niffenegger's illustrated or visual novel has also been called a novel with images. The story of sibling rivalry, love and forgiveness is creepy but that's not all. The aquatint images are innocent, mirthful, rapturous, haunting and tranquil. She was influenced by Lynd Ward's Gods' Man, a "wood-cut novel" and others see the influence of Victorian and Edwardian illustrators. But Niffenegger is just doing her thing and it works. The words and images worked in unison to keep me turning the pages until the very end, at which point, I returned to the beginning to marvel at the images again.

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