author: Grant Morrison
average rating: 3.40
book published: 2013
read at: 2013/04/30
date added: 2013/04/30
A gritty, extreme graphic novel by one of the industries boundary pushers. If you are new to graphic novels and/or easily offended, this is not your starting place. If you like a darkly comic story with a likeable anti-hero, then proceed.
Nick Sax, ex-cop turned hitman, is having a bad day. Due to circumstances, he finds himself in the hospital with a new strange ally, a flying blue donkey unicorn that seemingly only he can see. The juxtaposition of this character on the landscape is jarring and strange (think My Little Pony meets Pulp Fiction). Happy, the blue invisible friend, saves Nick's life and in return wants a favor from Nick. Much violence ensues, but there are some pretty funny scenes (a poker game with low lifes is a favorite). When it's all said and done, there is even a happy ending, of sorts.
There is at least one f-bomb per page, but many pages have multiple. So many, that it really took me out of the story with the excess. But it's a crazy, interesting story and the art by Darick Robertson is quite good. Seeing a bright blue flying donkey on gritty backdrops is quite a juxtaposition, but it works in a very strange way.
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