It’s possible that The Playwright might be the least appealing book I’ve ever picked up, at least on the surface. The back cover contains the description of the main character “He once saw a pigeon defecate onto a businessman’s shoulder.” which implies that this is a rather tedious book. On the contrary, it is a lovingly crafted book which contains a deceptively rich life, detailed over many years. Perceptive, occasionally disturbing and often oddly touching, this is an interesting piece of illustrated storytelling.
I have always pitied poor Abraham. Here he had the sword from his sheath, only seconds away from slitting his son’s throat, and he had to sacrific a ram in his son’s place. What a disappointment it must have been. What a damn tragedy. (Jeremy Leven, from Creator)