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The City We Became (2020, Orbit) 4 stars

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember …

Review of "The City We Became"

3 stars

I rarely think, "this would be better as a graphic novel", but strong vibes in the first third. It improved, unexpectedly, as it wove in heavy threads of current racial injustice and lovecraft-but-confronting-his-racism-head-on. Ultimately, a love story to NYC and tragic superheroes, which I'm just not enough in love with.