two sentence book reviews, part 1 (fiction and graphic novels)

getting caught up on book reviews. i allow myself two sentences: one for summary and one for my review.

Fiction

gone girlGone Girl: A Novel, by Gillian Flynn
5 stars
a formerly blissful married couple systematically dismantel each other with deception, spite and calculation. brilliantly written and often surprising, this personal saga hides around the next page waiting to pounce.

the time keeperThe Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom
5 stars
the first keeper of time is chained to millennia of listening to others’ relentless cries for more or less time, culminating in an opportunity at redemption connected to two modern day time-worriers. almost whimsical at times, an insightful and reflective story with rich commentary on our time obsessions.

Illustrated Books and Graphic Novels

maus 2Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, by Art Spiegelman
5 stars
part 2 of the author’s father’s story of auchwitz, illustrated with animals. an important and unique contribution to both the worlds of illustrated books and holocaust stories.

the book of revelationThe Book of Revelation, by Matt Dorff (Adapter), Chris Koelle (Illustrator), Mark B. Arey (Translator), and Philemon D. Sevastiades (Translator)
3.5 stars
vividly illustrated book of revelation, with text straight from scripture. it’s weird, just like the actual bible book, which got a little old at points, even though the illustration style is unique and way beyond most christian stuff like this.

the walking dead vol 17The Walking Dead: Something To Fear, Vol. 17, by Robert Kirkman (Author), Charlie Adlard (Illustrator), and Cliff Rathburn (Illustrator)
4 stars
the next one in the series. i love these, but always wish they were longer and more frequent.

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