Saga: Book One

22078240Saga: Book One by Brian K. Vaughan
Published
 : 2014
Version Read
 : ebook
Read More about it here.

2starWritten by Eisner Award-winning “Best Writer” BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (Y: The Last Man, The Private Eye) and drawn by Harvey Award-winning “Best Artist” Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), SAGA is the story of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Now, Hazel’s fugitive family must risk everything to find a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction over creation. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults that Entertainment Weekly called, “The kind of comic you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream book.”

This was a bind up of the first 18 comics in the series. I picked it up from the library because I kept hearing how amazing it was and that if I only read one graphic novel it should be this one. Once again the story did not live up to the hype.

I was lost for almost the entirety of this book. I’m starting to think that maybe graphic novels are just not my kind of format for storytelling. I always have a hard time staying engaged in the story with all the pretty pictures catching my eye.

But the story in this one was something I would normal pick up. It was right up my alley, and yet something felt off about the whole thing. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters and none of their decisions really made sense to me. The world building was choppy and I still don’t get the idea of how anything works in it.

Just not my cup of tea guys, sorry.

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Giant Days # 1 & 2

Giant Days #1 & 2 by John Allison  25785993
Published
 : 2015 and 2016
Version Read
 : ebook
Read More about it here.

4starSusan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.

One of my goals this year was to read more (really start) graphic novels. When I started looking for a novel to read I was so overwhelmed with what to pick. I knew the big ones like Saga and Walking Dead, etc. But I didn’t want to start with those. I ran across this one on my public library’s site and knew instantly that I wanted to read it.

Within the first couple of pages I was laughing my butt off. I enjoyed the characters so much and the story in the first two volumes. While I had a hard time connecting with Daisy, I thought that Susan’s arc in the story was the best. I enjoyed her run in’s with her ex and wanted to know more of what went wrong with them. There were so many things that I could relate to and it was like being back in college.

I don’t want to give too much away because I think this is best going into it without knowing what it’s about. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is entering college, in college or wants to relive those wonderful years.