Saturday, July 11, 2015
Twisted Dark, Volume 2
author: Neil Gibson
average rating: 3.85
book published: 2012
read at: 2015/07/11
date added: 2015/07/11
'Twisted Dark Volume 2' by Neil Gibson brings us more tales from the dark hearts of people. For the most part the stories aren't as macabre as the first volume, but I thought the art was improved greatly. We all have darkness in our hearts and Neil Gibson knows this. Most of the stories have a decided twist onto their ending. Things don't always end well for the characters in the stories. Life has a dark side.
We meet an artist who wants a friend to help him decide what art that he creates is good, but his friend has motives of his own. We meet a young girl seduced by the smile of her teacher and her life takes turns she didn't anticipate. We meet a man so afraid of burglars breaking into his house, that he takes drastic measures. We learn that it's not good to make fun of nerds because their revenge can be ferocious. We find ourselves in a tribe where the ritual for manhood is rather terrifying. All of these and more. By the end, you may never trust anyone again.
The artists vary from story to story, but I thought the art was greatly improved from the first volume. The stories weren't quite as dark, but still pretty grim. They remind me a lot of the old CBS Radio Mystery Theater that I used to listen to late at night. There is nothing fantastical or supernatural here, and that may what makes the stories even scarier. These are all plausible things that could happen. I enjoyed this, and I look forward to Volume 3.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, TPub, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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