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Adamtine

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
A haunting new tale from the author of Britten & Brülightly surpasses her previous book in the beauty of its artwork, and the mystery at its center is even more intriguing

All people could do was speculate on the fate of those who vanished—strangers; seemingly random, unconnected: all plucked from their lives and never seen again. The notes found left behind, apparent
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Paperback, 104 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Random House UK (first published June 7th 2012)
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D.M.
Feb 04, 2013 D.M. rated it it was amazing
Our library stocks very few graphic novels (though probably not, relative to how many books they have overall), so when something new shows up I tend to check it out. This one turned up today, I'd never heard of it or its authour before, but thought it looked at least worth a glance. It was so compelling, I read it within about a half-hour non-stop. There's something about Berry's style, graphically and literally, that hearkens back to some of my favourite British indie comic talents of the 90s, ...more
Selina Lock
Aug 06, 2012 Selina Lock rated it really liked it
Four strangers are on the last train home when it stops and they find they are the only ones left in the darkness. Alongside this storyline is one concerning Rodney Moon's aquittal and disappearance. Rodney is thought to be a mass murderer as he was the last man to see a random collection of people before they went missing. He always maintained his innocence, that he merely passed notes on to those people from the bogeyman.

This is a complex story, which slowly unfolds in a number of flashbacks
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Fátima López sevilla
Jul 29, 2014 Fátima López sevilla rated it it was amazing
Hannah Berry has an amazing way of telling horror stories in graphic novel version, because horror stories lean mainly on our imaginations and what we "see" and doing so is extremely difficult when the images are a important part of your story-telling.
Not only the art is beautiful and clean and classy, but it doesn't go in the way of the reader's imagination at all.
I'm just angry at myself for not knowing about this talented woman before.
Andrea
Mar 08, 2016 Andrea rated it liked it
I thought her first book - Britten and Brulightly - was terrific, both in story and illustration. I was disappointed in this. The story was hard to follow, partly because the characters looked so much alike, and partly because there just wasn't much there; and the illustrations weren't as stunning.

I'll still look forward to whatever Berry's next project is.
Carlos Clorth
Nov 10, 2016 Carlos Clorth rated it liked it
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I enjoyed the art and the story. It's slightly creepy and while not fast paced it's a fast read
Lauren
Feb 09, 2016 Lauren rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Overall, I found this story pretty bemusing. I felt compelled to read it despite not being completely sure where the story was heading at times. Hannah Berry's level of storytelling is certainly captivating but I'm not so sure about the final execution; it left me scratching my head.

However, the artwork was fantastic; I felt as though I was alongside these characters, occupying the same abandoned train and found myself asking the same questions - do any of the phones work? Are we the
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Josephine
Jan 15, 2014 Josephine rated it it was ok
I don't think i understood the story,and if i did understand it correctly then i'm still confused. I liked how there were those spooky faces that i spotted on the page and had a stroke over they were pretty freaking. But what happened to the people that were taken.do we ever find out or is it just going to be left up to my imagination,cause call me uncreative but i can't come up with anything. What kind of monsters were we dealing with like sjdhfhdgsfdjuasglo i don't know i'm to use to those ...more
George Marshall
Nov 01, 2013 George Marshall rated it really liked it
Disturbing, complex and maybe a bit confusing. Personally I like complex structures that require re-reading but maybe Hannah Berry should be especially careful- her art, which is great in so many ways, is weak on facial character, so it is extremely hard to work out who is who- following a man with a goatee, one with a beard, and one who used to have a beard and shaved it off- all with big noses, all in different places and different times...well its a bit exhausting. I still love her work ...more
Octavia Cade
Oct 15, 2015 Octavia Cade rated it liked it
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Weird, ambiguous and strangely compelling, this graphic novel consists of several interlinking stories of disappearing people and a stalled, creepy train. Don't expect any closure, though. It's never made fully clear what happens, or what's behind it all. In some ways that makes it more interesting, although it can be frustrating as well... a little too abstract and disconnected, as if the story hasn't been quite fleshed out.
Kate
Jun 05, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
Very, very dark and terribly sad. Also, somewhat confusing, I felt that I didn't really understand what was going on, or more likely, WHY it was going on.

I love Berry's art. Her figures have a comforting solidity as if they are made out of plasticine. Despite their somewhat blunt features, the figures display emotion in an almost painfully realistic way.
Kay Robart
Jun 26, 2013 Kay Robart rated it liked it
This moody graphic novel has beautiful illustrations but lacks the humor of Berry's Britten and Brulightly. I was occasionally confused about what exactly happened in the parts of the narrative shown only in pictures, and I could not always tell whether the story was in the past or the present.

See my complete review here:

http://whatmeread.wordpress.com/tag/a...
Eric
Jan 02, 2016 Eric rated it really liked it
I read this late at night, alone, and in bed. Just as directed by reviews.

They said that there were hidden images in it, but I couldn't find any. Maybe because I'm bad at word searches and the like. It was still good, and I'm going to reread it in the near future to find these hidden clues...
Deirdre
Jan 07, 2016 Deirdre rated it liked it
a man blames a bogey man for a murder and strange things happen to him in a train.

Nope, not me. Didn't care about what happened to the characters or what was going on.
James Rhodes
Jun 06, 2015 James Rhodes rated it it was amazing
Brilliant mystery tale told with humour and character. One of the best graphic novels I have ever read.
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