This short but abundantly populated novel in verse had quite an effect on me.
If you can get past this opening section, the book becomes a fun adventure, but things work out all too easily for the main character...
The Third Wheel is a very entertaining book, it has a cleverly comic plot.
The quick pacing and humor yield a very enjoyable read.
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias proves that sometimes a little mystery is a good thing.
an author whose infernal puzzle mysteries invariably inspire words like devious, diabolical and devilish, all of which apply to “XO.” It’s Dance’s toughest case, and one of Deaver’s best books.
Even Tye, a lucid writer and journalistic pro, seems slightly unhinged by his subject. Superman...
Bechdel's ability to capture this complicated dynamic in a comics format is at once dazzling, intellectually thrilling...
Dascher’s translation is fluid, and the colors by Delisle and Lucie Firoud are effective at setting off distinct scenes.
. . . an entertaining role model for the intended audience. . .
The story, with its riffs on fairy tales and quest narratives, offers just the right balance of familiarity and originality, with plenty of humorous asides.
It is all but impossible to criticise this novel; that would be like kicking a slightly senile labrador that always retrieves a ball when you throw it, whether you like it or not.
Both a work of social realism and a fable with a moral.
While Cumming’s mangaesque art is craftsmanlike, it is also limited in its range; the underage Uglies and the older Pretty cohort appear similarly flawless, undermining a vital element of the story.
As with all good dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 allows the reader to consider concepts such as censorship in a totally different world, but then leaves you wondering about your own.
This part of the story is effectively told by Gaiman, as the mission gives the story shape until Dream's character solidifies. The art varies from book to book, as it, too, struggles a bit to find a shape.
The story arc feels complete. The series' feminism was edgy five years ago, but is so no longer. As a man who chose nonparticipation in life as a moral stance, Yorick is a Gen-X anti-hero, and the series is a comic-book masterpiece.
The nove...is a solid read. If you’re a long-time fan of the Walking Dead comics, you’ll be in for a well-deserved treat.
The expression that kept going through my head is "jumped the shark": somewhere along the way, the story did just that, and any chance of it being a really good story vanished into the murky depths of poor writing.
...readers who like angst-filled teenage romance will be swept up by the haunting and detailed atmosphere, the conventions and strictures of Southern life, and a compelling and dimensional mythology.