Saturday, January 9, 2016

Tortured Life

Tortured Life
author: Dan Watters
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.29
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2016/01/09
date added: 2016/01/09
shelves: graphic-novels
'Tortured Life' by Neil Gibson, Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard is a story with some interesting twists and turns. I'm trying to figure out how to write this without too many spoilers. Mild spoilers ahead, but nothing you can't get from reading the publisher's blurb.

We meet Richard as he is about to commit suicide. He's had a bad year with his job and his girlfriend, but that's not the worst of it. He's begun seeing how people die, in all it's gruesomeness. Some are old, but some are disfigured by the violence of accidents or crimes. It's driving him slowly insane. As he is about to complete his own death, he meets a strange young woman named Alice. She needs his help, but they suddenly find themselves on the run from someone called the Bloodyman, a gruesome nightmare that seems to enjoy violent death. Richard finds wrapped further and further into this and discovers strange things that may have to do with his own past.

It's a good horror story with lots of gruesomeness in it. I liked where the story went, but I wanted more of certain characters, and less of others. Also, in my digital copy, whenever Bloodyman has dialogue, it's red print on a black background, so I was difficult to read, but that's minor complaint for a decent story.

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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