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Preview — Ronin by Frank Miller
Ronin (Ronin Complete)
This is actually a review in two parts:
As a contemporary reader
This isn't that great. The premise and plot ...more
It follows a dishonored, masterless, 13th century Japanese warrior, a Ronin, who has failed his master in battle, leaving the Ronin to w ...more
I found it awful. I did not like the story, it did not make any sense. Also, I did not like the graphics.
This graphic novel was suppose to be written/drawn in the spirit of cyberpunk esthetic. However, in my opinion, this book fail to fulfill this goal.
My rating 1/5.
The best thing I like about this book is that it’s nearly impossible to sum it up with just one sentence. ...more
This is an often overlooked classic. It's difficult to emphasize how radical this book was when it appeared. Well before Miller did the Dark Knight returns, he realized, here, most of his well-known tropes---from the apocalyptic Nazi dominatrix to the CHUD to the samurai to the hero who is haunted by his past, to the point of incapacitation---and then driven to act by the evil in the world. If you read this after reading his other work, it's like a Rosetta stone to everything he made afterward. ...more
i have to say that i dont think everyone would like this, though. it is almost a strange mix, blending samurai with sci-fi, but i thought it was entertaining enough. the art was pretty good--not miller's best, but still pretty good. obviously, he took a lot of influences from japanese manga in this, and you could tell that because DC was looking over his shoulder, her couldnt draw everything he wanted. and i think you know what i mean if you've seen any of his other stuff. i ...more
I am uncertain about my feelings for this book. I enjoyed it, and I didn't enjoy it. I suppose that would be what's called conflicted. I usually judge my enjoyment of books by how quickly I burn through them coupled with how easily or often I fall asleep reading something. This book is only 304 pages and I read it over the course of about 5 days. Too long, in my mind, so I started to wonder why.
The ideas I liked: the severely deranged and developmentally challenged telepathic/kinetic man fascina
First of all, the reason why I dont rate this book as a must read; after reading it I felt cheated.
Ronin is not really a book the cover, name or even the reviews suggest. It has ALMOST nothing to do with Samurai, or to be precise Ronin.
To give it it's due credit; this is a fiendishly clever but twisted piece of Science Fiction.
It is not an easy book to read, but once you get the hang of it, one jus ...more
Konsep biocircuitry sangat menarik. Di sebuah masa depan khayalan, Amerika sudah hancur dan satu-satunya tempat berlindung yang aman adalah di Aquarius. Sebuah benteng yang dibangun se ...more
I'm a big Frank Miller Fan, I'm the kind of guy who can't wait to buy All Star Batman And Robin the two times a year it comes out (It's HILARIOUS, like John Waters wrote a comic book, c'mon!) and his art here is fantastically rough and dynamic. And I still say Fra ...more
While I've only given it two stars, both are for it's outstanding artwork: the color palette and textures are gorgeous, and Miller has a flair for the ci ...more
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the ...more