Friday, January 6, 2017
author: Joshua Hale Fialkov
average rating: 3.85
book published: 2011
read at: 2017/01/06
date added: 2017/01/06
'Echoes' by Joshua Hale Fialkov with art by Rahsan Ekedal is a moody, paranoid-filled horror story that kept me turning pages. I like this kind of tightly confined story with a narrator that may not be totally trustworthy.
Brian Cohn is a man with schizophrenia and a device that reminds him to take his meds. He also has a dying father that he doesn't seem all that close to. When he gets a weird message from his father before he dies, Brian has to investigate. What he finds, leads him to believe his father was a serial killer. Brian starts to wonder if he has inherited this too. Add in a few missed medication times, and a very nosy cop, and that sends Brian on the run, away from his wife and soon to be newborn baby. Can he escape the past and find out what he has become?
The horror here is for all the victims, but it is also for Brian as he realizes that the monster may reside in him. The box of souvenirs he finds is chilling and creepy, as is the cop who seems to always be right there by Brian. The art fits the mood of the book. It's black and white with lots of shadows over eyes and faces. I don't think color would have worked, so this was a great choice in my mind.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Image Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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