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@Download Kindle õ Royal City, Vol. 2: Sonic Youth ô In this second installment of bestselling author Jeff Lemire s Descender, Sweet Tooth ambitious new series we travel back to the yearand follow the then teenaged Pike siblings and see the last week of Tommy Pike s life unfold The mysteries of his death and all the sins that now plague the Pike family are brought to light in this heartbreaking and new story line A new chapter of superstar creator Jeff Lemire s critically acclaimed new series is here Collects issuesthrough This whole volume is set in the past the 90 s, specifically as we learn about the Pike family and begin to see what happened to Tommy There s a pervasive sense of loneliness and alienation throughout this book Royal City is a town of limited possibilities, and some never manage to escape As usual, Lemire is a master storyteller, conveying meaning with a glance, or a well chosen snatch of conversation We know, from volume one, that Tommy eventually drowns, and that knowledge haunts the corn This whole volume is set in the past the 90 s, specifically as we learn about the Pike family and begin to see what happened to Tommy There s a pervasive sense of loneliness and alienation throughout this book Royal City is a town of limited possibilities, and some never manage to escape As usual, Lemire is a master storyteller, conveying meaning with a glance, or a well chosen snatch of conversation We know, from volume one, that Tommy eventually drowns, and that knowledge haunts the corners of this book in the opening scene, for instance, Tommy is gazing at his reflection in a puddle This is not a happy, cheerful book I find myself imagining Lemire and Seth vying with each other to see who can write the ultimate stifling small town story Not many laughs to be had here, for sure, but it s quite good Recommended This town s bones are loneliness In the second volume of Jeff Lemire s Royal City, we flash back to 1993 Peter Dad doesn t like the factory, but he gets his son Patrick a job there Pat wants to be a writer, but you know, he needs to work Sometimes I wish I could get on a train and go somewhere far from here Somewhere where no one knows me and I can be whoever I want Pat s older brother Richie cheats on his girlfriend Sister Tara may be pregnant Their younger brother, Tommy, has head This town s bones are loneliness In the second volume of Jeff Lemire s Royal City, we flash back to 1993 Peter Dad doesn t like the factory, but he gets his son Patrick a job there Pat wants to be a writer, but you know, he needs to work Sometimes I wish I could get on a train and go somewhere far from here Somewhere where no one knows me and I can be whoever I want Pat s older brother Richie cheats on his girlfriend Sister Tara may be pregnant Their younger brother, Tommy, has headaches that sometimes lead to hallucinations He s the centerpiece of this volume, where we also get to read pages of his handwritten journal We already know from volume one that Tommy will die, so this volume basically gives you the events of the week leading up to his death That s when I find her And for the first time I realize that two people can be alone together Royal City Sonic Youth is about growing up teenaged in a small town It s one of the best things I have read this year, even better than the first volume It s bleak, but it s honest about where some people actually live, and powerful The sketchy drawing, the colors, the inventive layouts A master at his craft Achingly beautiful.Sonic Youth s Teenage Riot you are into Spotify, Lemire makes lists for some of his work, so you can listen as you read along.Read also Lemire s Essex County work, his Roughneck, Sweet Tooth, so much there.Here s Lemire talking about the series I just found it and haven t even yet read it myself With Volume 2 Sonic Youth, Royal City goes from being a mediocre series into a flat out terrible one The whole thing is a pointless flashback centred around the Kurt Cobain looking kid, Tommy, the ghostly character every other surviving member of his family was haunted by in the first book It might ve been good if Tommy was an interesting character but he s not He gets headaches and he makes lists of his favourite albums fascinating The rest of the book was an equal waste of time Thin With Volume 2 Sonic Youth, Royal City goes from being a mediocre series into a flat out terrible one The whole thing is a pointless flashback centred around the Kurt Cobain looking kid, Tommy, the ghostly character every other surviving member of his family was haunted by in the first book It might ve been good if Tommy was an interesting character but he s not He gets headaches and he makes lists of his favourite albums fascinating The rest of the book was an equal waste of time Things we already knew about the characters from the first book are repeated again to absolutely no effect Peter s obsession with radios, Patti s regrets about the man she didn t marry, Tara and Steve start a family prematurely, Pat wants to write and Richie s a fuckup What was gained from seeing any of that soap opera cheesefest begin when we got all that in the first book anyway Nothing in the second book adds anything to the already weak story, nor is any of it remotely entertaining It s just the cliched teen narrative of dull school and silly relationships ending when the kids go for a party and, like, feelings, man Utterly pathetic and unoriginal I m completely done with this title Royal City is a royally crap comic Jeff Lemire s story of small town misery continues with a flashback to 1993 This volume chronicles the last week of Tommy Pike s life Turns out, Tommy was a pretty regular teenager with regular teenage problems girls, booze, music and boredom But Tommy also recently started to get bad headaches that cause weird hallucinations that s probably not goodVolume 2 of Royal City was even better than the first one The story feelsfocused because it revolves around just one character, but Jeff Lemire s story of small town misery continues with a flashback to 1993 This volume chronicles the last week of Tommy Pike s life Turns out, Tommy was a pretty regular teenager with regular teenage problems girls, booze, music and boredom But Tommy also recently started to get bad headaches that cause weird hallucinations that s probably not goodVolume 2 of Royal City was even better than the first one The story feelsfocused because it revolves around just one character, but through his eyes we learnabout his whole dysfunctional family Jeff Lemire also captures the feeling of being a teenager in a small town perfectly, with all the emotions, uncertainty and fear I had several uncomfortable flashbacks to my own youth while reading this volume, and a lot of the things about it rang true.The only thing that was a letdown was the ending The entire volume was building up towards Tommy s death, so that s what I was expecting but Lemire decided to cop out with this weird cliffhanger that made me think I was missing a couple of pages It s not the kind of story that warrants a cliffhanger at all, so the way it was handled in this volume was unsatisfying I m not going to hold that against the book, because it was a brilliant read otherwise, and it all won t matter when the next volume is out anyway, but still not cool.While Lemire didn t manage to stick the landing, at least he s on top of his game with the artwork I always liked his style, but Royal City is on a totally different level Gorgeous watercolours, imaginative layouts, excellent work with architecture and landscape Royal City feels like a real, lived in place with its own unique atmosphere and history, and reading this book is like going there and experiencing all of its torments first hand.When Jeff Lemire writes and draws his own comics, he s an exceptional storyteller, and not a lot of people in comics could rival him Royal City proves to be yet another success it s a bleak and depressing read, but it s also completely engrossing