Page 45 Review by Jonathan
"She chose my book. Of all the books she could have stolen, she chose mine. It's flattering."
Ah, Pascal... what are we going to do with you? Not sure who is less of a Lothario between Pascal and Joe THE POOR BASTARD Matt, but one thing is for sure, no matter how shy they are with the ladies, neither of them shies away from bearing their tortured souls and romantic disasters for our salacious amusement. Yes, whilst I bet writing autobiographical material can be cathartic, I feel it takes a certain... special... type of person to let us into their innermost thoughts and intimate emotions.
In Pascal's case, between coming off the back of a failed relationship, considering quitting comics for construction, staying with a friend and his family, well, he's not in a good place, frankly. All the wiser, therefore, not to pursue a young lady who frequents his favourite bookshop but seems to be rather averse to paying for her reading pleasures.
However, her selection of one of his books for her latest freebie, observed by him though not of course the proprietor, is enough to convince our hapless hero they could be star-crossed lovers who are destined to be together. That he's prepared to go great lengths to see this happens, straying into territory most of us would consider stalking, convincing himself it's under the auspices of getting the bookshop their books back, well, that's Pascal for you.
Anyone who enjoyed former Comicbook Of The Month and guide par excellence of how best to embarrass yourself at a school REUNION, or the car crash relationship melodrama that is FANNY & ROMEO in conjunction with Yves Pelletier, will know exactly what they are in for. As with REUNION, though, Pascal has an almost Frank Spencer like ability to pull a happy ending of sorts out of the metaphorical bag, whilst nearly managing to suffocate himself with it in the process...