This was so much fun! Blexbolex continually sets us up to switch on us. Construction and deconstruction over and over. You think it's going to be the basic "there are people of all shapes and sizes and colors" kind of book, and then suddenly: CORPSE, RETIREE. Blexbolex is in control of the juxtaposition on every spread, but uses it differently in waves. Sometimes the pages are visually related (super multi modal!), and sometimes they are semantically related, and sometimes a little of both, and then sometimes NONE of these. The workup to the ending creates tension, and then there's a brilliant discussion to be had on the last page, because of all the workup. I'll be buying this one! Warning: Some daring Euro-style illustrations.