Pizzeria Kamikaze
by Etgar Keret, Asaf Hanuka
(Alternative Comics, 2006)

So Mordy kills himself and ends up making pizza in this purgatory for suicides. Yeah, yeah, I know; why do dead people eat?

And he misses his girlfriend; he's happy when she shows up, a suicide as well. Nice guy, right? He and his friend Uri search purgatory to find her. In doing so, they meet some interesting dead people.

That's it, the darn interesting premise of Pizzeria Kamikaze. To sweeten the deal, the art is intriguing, the dialogue (loaded with profanity) rings true and (thank God, thank God) this is NOT a graphic novel about the battle between good and evil! So, this one gets a "highly recommended," right?

Pizzeria Kamikaze is recommended for adult readers who are tolerant of stories without resolutions.

by Michael Vance
5 May 2007

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