Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Angelarium: Book of Emanations

Angelarium: Book of Emanations
author: Magnetic Press Inc
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.45
book published: 2016
rating: 3
read at: 2016/03/09
date added: 2016/03/09
shelves: graphic-novels
'Angelarium: Book of Emanations' is a gorgeous art book by Peter Mohrbacher with a strange story.

The story that accompanies the pictures is about a wanderer named Enoch. At the beginning of his travels, he is given a journal that he assumes is filled, but finds to be empty, for him to fill. He approaches his journey with the tree of life, angels and an unknowable being known as Ein Sof. Each section is based on what seems like a geometrical character. The painting is then expanded out into a an abstract shape, then a fully rendered painting. Along with it are a few paragraphs of how Enoch found this particular being.

It's only 60 pages long, so it doesn't take long to go through the content, so it may or may not be worth the $25 price tag. The text complements the art, but they are basically journal entries. The paintings are nice. I enjoyed reading this.

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

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