Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Surface, Volume 1

The Surface, Volume 1
author: Ales Kot
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.11
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2016/04/24
date added: 2016/04/24
shelves: graphic-novels
Up to a point 'The Surface, Volume 1' just wasn't doing it for me. It came across as overly intellectualized to an extent. Then something happened, and it really caught my attention.

There's a lot of satirical content about our world extended out to a near future. People live blog their entire lives by constantly wearing cameras that film everything. A young trio are a kind of hacker in this new world and their explorations lead them to uncovering things about their world. Things that someone would kill for.

It's got a cyberpunk sort of feel to it and I loved the made up newsfeed and articles. There are other things I loved about the book, but I can't say what they are in this review. You'll just have to discover them for yourself.

I've been kind of hot and cold on the work of Ales Kot, but I liked this one. That doesn't mean I fully understand it, but I still liked it. The writing is interesting and so is the art and art design by a host of folks involved in these 4 issues. It's a strange trip reminiscent of Philip K. Dick.

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

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