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I quite liked this little graphic novel You get a bit of what Yellowknife is like, at least from the viewpoint of one couple, and you get to know a bit of the author I breezed through it and was entertained The illustrations were well done too. Yo I want to move to the Northwest Territory and live in a shack and go to the bathroom in a trash bag Like, seriously, this book really sold me on the appeal of choosing that experience for oneself I only wish it had extended beyond the first summer there McCreesh and her partner went on to move back, stay, and have a teeny tiny baby in their ramshackle world How cool A recounting of the experience without too much background or navelgazing about what brought her there, what it meant Yo I want to move to the Northwest Territory and live in a shack and go to the bathroom in a trash bag Like, seriously, this book really sold me on the appeal of choosing that experience for oneself I only wish it had extended beyond the first summer there McCreesh and her partner went on to move back, stay, and have a teeny tiny baby in their ramshackle world How cool A recounting of the experience without too much background or navelgazing about what brought her there, what it meant to her, the necessity of van housesitting shack life being a simplified one, and the very real possibility that there was a fair amont of potsmoking going here I mean, it s not mentioned, but like.how could there not be It s too hippy cool for that to not be involved Anyway, comics can do such a great job of sharing unique and weird experiences, and I am grateful and delighted that McCreesh shared hers My introduction to McCreesh s work, and I m impressed I enjoy travelogues, of which this is sort of one I will read her latest book, Norths, but wanted to get a sense of McCreesh from this earlier book. Ramshackle was a random library find for me, and I was initially not entirely sure about it, but I definitely came to enjoy it thethat I read My absolute favourite thing about Ramshackle was the gorgeous watercolour art, which McCreesh uses to perfection The transitions between the black and white images and the full colour are really well done This is a really interesting story of a city I knew almost nothing about, and it was incredibly informative, and definitely piqued my curiosity Ramshackle was a random library find for me, and I was initially not entirely sure about it, but I definitely came to enjoy it thethat I read My absolute favourite thing about Ramshackle was the gorgeous watercolour art, which McCreesh uses to perfection The transitions between the black and white images and the full colour are really well done This is a really interesting story of a city I knew almost nothing about, and it was incredibly informative, and definitely piqued my curiosity In many ways, it is absolutely nothing like my life in southwestern Ontario I was able to draw a comparison that I definitely didn t anticipate trucked water I grew up on trucked water The community I lived in for most of my childhood was too rural to justify laying water pipes Running water was normal, but the water ran through pipes from a well in the back yard We had periodic deliveries via water truck to refill the well We didn t have to have our sewage removed I don t know exactly how that worked, honestly , but we paid the same man who brought our well water to take our household garbage, as there isn t a community pick up service in the middle of nowhere It never even occurred to me that some northern communities might get water trucked in for a different reason altogether Overall, I quite enjoyed Ramshackle It was both entertaining and educational I would definitely recommend it, particularly to fans of graphic memoirs or fans of Canadian things This is a page turner As it moves from wee narrative to historical context to the next wee narrative, it takes you along the floating ride of thoughts, explorations, and experiences of learning about a new place, being on an adventure, and letting life take you where it may.I especially liked the bits on finding people that they really connected with, and the not right fit of a too large living space. I really liked this You find your person and you cobble together a life out on the edge of things Yes. Ramshackle is a good description of this book, as well as a description of the places the two main characters enjoy inhabiting Life lived simply in the far north is apparently fulfilling This is good to hear This is most likely the closest I will ever get to Yellowknife, and I suspect the characterization of the place is close to actuality Perhaps most impressive is the the soccer Mom van the two intrepid travellers purchase for 650 Where it takes them is beyond the wildest expectation. Alison McCreesh s Ramshackle A Yellowknife Story is a tip of the hat to the often unknown, overlooked and therefore entirely mysterious, quirky and sometimes bizare northern city of Yellowknife The Book is told through small, linear ancedotes that form as short chapters, broken up and sewn in to a entirely linear Book with short educational informational context art pages that bring you up to speed on some of the quirks, history andof Yellowknife This format is unique, refreshing and ke Alison McCreesh s Ramshackle A Yellowknife Story is a tip of the hat to the often unknown, overlooked and therefore entirely mysterious, quirky and sometimes bizare northern city of Yellowknife The Book is told through small, linear ancedotes that form as short chapters, broken up and sewn in to a entirely linear Book with short educational informational context art pages that bring you up to speed on some of the quirks, history andof Yellowknife This format is unique, refreshing and keeps you turning the pages The Book is funny, lending itself largely to ancedote, utilising the Comic Book Artform to really allow us to understand the experience of assimilating to Yellowknife on the first hand perspective and, speaking of Artwork, the Art in the Book is gorgeous, largely comprised of super subtle Watercolour shading and colouring within the Comic Book style outlines.The only downside is that sometimes the pages and panels can come across as a little cluttered Ramshackle is a wonderful, humorous look at the quirks, oddity and mystery of Yellowknife that allows you to understand the Heart, warmth and community of the Northwest Territories capital Grab yourself a copy, you won t be disappointed {Free Pdf} Ó Ramshackle õ Over the past decade, the North, or at least the idea of it, has slowly made its way back to our consciousness, a notion that the North is synonymous with a lawless, rugged freedom But at first glance Yellowknife, NWT is actually a somewhat disappointing modern capital city There are tall buildings, yoga pants, a Walmart and a lot of government jobs None the less, if you dig a little deeper, you do find that alternative off grid reality Barely five minutes from the downtown core, wedged between million dollar houses, you find little shacks where people exist without running water and use honey buckets for toilets When Alison McCreesh moved from Quebec to Yellowknife she quickly fell in love with the quirky ways in which it seemed possible to live up North Part travelogue, part comic book, part love story and part guide to the North and its quirky inhabitants Ramshackle spans her first summer north of A lovingly humourous look at a summer in Yellowknife, as told by a young woman artist who decided to drive there with her boyfriend and live out of the back of a soccer mom minivan Simpler, black and white comics about pet sitting and work are interspersed withwatercolour style diagrams and explanations of everything from Yellowknife s history to its Old Town plumbing or lack thereof Anyone who reads this will want to see Yellowknife for themselves.