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Emma, vol. 9: The Penultimate Volume Is a New High-Water Mark for the Series.

Kaoru Mori, Emma, vol. 9 (CMX, 2009)

 

photo credit: huamulan03.blogspot.com

The Merediths get their day.

Volume 9, the second of the side-story volumes after the end of the main story arc, is a high-water mark for the series. The first few stories, including the volume’s highlight, “Erich and Theo”, focus on the Merediths, the German family for whom Emma worked. There’s also (finally!) the story of how William and Hakim first met, as well as a two-parter called “Three Singers”, which details a piece of Alan’s theatre years. All excellently-done, though “Erich and Theo” still stands out (the story details a night spent alone in the forest by Theo, Erich Meredith’s pet squirrel, after he is inadvertently left behind following a family outing). Wonderful, wonderful stuff. ****

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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