Book Review | White Rapids: great graphic novel of fact & fiction

I’ll start off by saying that I’m not a reader of graphic novels. Previously, I had tried to read graphic novels, but ended up discarding them in displeasure. That said, White Rapids by Pascal Blanchet turned out to be a graphic novel that I really enjoyed reading. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to get to know graphic novels better, but has had trouble getting interested in specific titles they have chosen in the past.

White Rapids tells the story of a company town founded in Canada in the late 1920’s, its growth and success as the company flourished, and then its ultimate demise in 1971 when the company was bought out. By blending fact and fiction, Blanchet is able to convey a thought-provoking tale that genuinely reflects the emotions associated with the rise and fall of the company town. The illustrations and format of the text alone are enough to make the book worth checking out. The book led me to a search for further information on the company town Rapide Blanc.


About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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