Zoe is tired of her seemingly never-ending life of a dead end job and a dead beat boyfriend. While sitting alone in the park having lunch one day, she stumbles into the life of world-famous author Thomas Rocher. Not knowing who he is, she has no idea about the big secret and scandal that is right under her nose.
I adored this graphic novel by Bagieu! Zoe, the 22 years old protagonist, made Exquisite Corpse feel like it should fit into the “New Adult” genre. She is exactly that character – a new adult who’s trying to figure life out with a job & boyfriend that just isn’t working. The humour was quirky and sarcastic which translated wonderfully into the dialogue and illustrations. Bagieu can convey so many emotions in the way that she draws Zoe’s expressions. I absolutely love Bagieu’s drawing style, finding it a great balance of cute and wit.
Without wanting to give too much away, I will just say that the story takes a delightfully interesting turn and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Parisian setting, the world of books & authors, and the awkward/funny/relatable heroine in Zoe make for a fun & entertaining read.