Saturday, July 4, 2015

Twisted Dark, Volume 1

Twisted Dark, Volume 1
author: Neil Gibson
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2010
rating: 3
read at: 2015/07/04
date added: 2015/07/04
shelves: graphic-novels
'Twisted Dark, Volume 1' by Neil Gibson is a series of 12 stories. They all deliver on the title, and many of them are interwoven. The writing was good, but I wasn't as crazy about some of the art.

The stories all have a sort of twist to them. There is one about someone contemplating suicide, or a man who invented a new window technology. There is a man in India working in appalling conditions that fights for a change. There is a family with a sick child. There is a man in the South American drug trade, and a man in a mental hospital that thinks he's part of some strange reality TV show. Some of these people become victims of their choices, but others have dark motives, like the Pushman who works on a Tokyo train platform and uses his job to get his revenge.

The stories are good, and there are some interesting connections to be found between the stories for the astute reader. I also liked that the stories took place all over the globe. There are a variety of artists, and I felt like the art was a bit hit or miss for me. I liked some better than others. Not a bad collection for those who like their stories dark. I'm looking forward to reading the next two volumes.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, TPub, and NetGalley in exchagne for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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