WTF did I just read?
Graphic novels are not my forte. I think I’ll keep that understanding packaged strong. I ventured to Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn for the nostalgia factor alone. Since the setting’s 1988, I smiled because I was twelve during that year and I wanted to read a graphic novel I believed harked back to a time I longed for again.
Time travel. Omega Man-type creeps. Guns. Girls on bikes. An old dude wearing a Public Enemy shirt. Confusion galore.
While I’m all for girls beating the stereotypical system, I like my stories clear and concise. Vaughn’s artwork impressed me, but the story shoehorned a plot tsunami into a jar and closed the lid beckoning me to spend more money for the next volume.
Give me a little foreplay and a little wine before you go for the wham-bam-thank you ma’am, okay?
Verdict: 2.5 out of 5 (More for the art and nostalgia than anything else)
John’s getting all the shine in this post…
With a myriad of choices knocking at my door, I chose five books (more or less) to read.
- White Fur by Jardine Libaire (ebook/Penguin’s First To Read arc). I wish I had this book in printed form. I’m loving its story. Its fire burns my soul. White Fur
- Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn (Mine!). After hearing a lot of good noise about this graphic novel, I bought the book. Graphic novels never see the light of day with me. I patronize their film or t.v. adaptation, but never read them. How odd, right? Well, a good reader leaves his or her comfort zone and picks a form or genre untouched. Also, the story’s setting – 1988 – and characters’ age (12) gave me instant nostalgic connection (My age during the same year). I couldn’t resist. Paper Girls
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