I picked up the paperback of this book curious about the interaction of Steve Jobs with the world of Buddhism. I also thought since it was a re-imagining, the story would be a nice typical flow of ups and downs, apex, then an ending. It's a lot more than that, and none of that.
The story calmly flows independent of any formula. The illustrations and dialogue are minimalistic - the creators are clearly influenced by, and appreciate the subject at hand. I admit, the first time I read through it, I wasn't as pleased as I am now. It wasn't until I read through the background and intent of the book that I realized my appreciation. This isn't as much about story telling as it is about conveying a feeling... and imagining how it must have been to be a part of the private interaction that occurred between Kobun and Steve Jobs.