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Sleeper, Vol. 3: A Crooked Line (Sleeper #3)

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Holden Carver was a superpowered doubleagent working for John Lynch,the world's most calculating spymaster, until he was left out in the cold for nearly a year. Running from his own people, and living amongst the enemy has changed Holden. He's turned his back on the things he once believed in and truly embraced his dark inner self... Or has he? Now Lynch is back in Holden' ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Wildstorm
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May 08, 2014 Gavin rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I don't know what happened here, if it was that the last installment was so good that this paled in comparison, or if, in fact, this was as average as I think it was...?
Either way, there's some stuff here that made me actually think I might want to stop reading. This is still a good quality book (Ed and Sean don't do shitty stuff) but I'm guessing they might not have expected Sleeper to make a 3rd volume, because things here don't really work all that well. I think with everything in the last se
Im dritten Buch der Sleeper-Saga verliert sich irgendwie die Spannung, die Handlung eiert herum, es gibt viel unnötiges Füllmaterial, das den Plot künstlich verlängert. Teilweise erschienen mir die Action-Szenen samt Personal überkonstruiert. Trotzdem gab es ein, zwei nette Ideen für den Plot, die Agent Holden Carver ebenso zu ködern vermochten wie den Leser. Außerdem erschien mir hier der Zeichenstil am ausgereiftetsten von allen 4 Büchern, besonders der Prolog hatte es mir optisch sehr angetan ...more
Aug 19, 2014 Cale rated it really liked it
Season Two of Sleeper picks up some months after Season One ends, with Carver back in the employ of Tao and no longer looking for a way out. Until Lynch starts trying to pull him back in. This volume especially focuses on the dilemma of Carver - is he good or bad anymore? How can he tell? A lot of it takes place in his head, but the story never seems slow. And there's a lot of backstory here, including explanations as to why it's so personal a conflict between Lynch and Tao, and that escalates t ...more
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May 21, 2011 Feather Mista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans de los géneros
Recommended to Feather by: Los #s anteriores
Creo que es el tomo que menos me gustó de la serie, pero mitad por mi culpa. Nuevamente leí sin prestar demasiada atención en varias partes y para cerca del final estaba perdido. Quizás es mitad culpa de la serie, ya que es el tomo en el que menos se puede seguir el ritmo, y quizás culpa mía, que lo leí con culpa -valga la redundancia- porque tenía que estar haciendo otra cosa. Eso sí, sobre cómo queda la historia lista para el gran final, no tengo queja alguna.
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Inizia la seconda stagione di Sleeper e l'ex agente Carver, ora che Lynch si è risvegliato dal coma, deve decidere da che parte stare e, soprattutto, chiedersi se abbia ancora senso credere di essere uno dei "buoni" infiltrato tra i "cattivi".
Andy Zeigert
May 01, 2011 Andy Zeigert rated it really liked it
Not sure what to say. This volume continues with the quality I've grown used to in the Sleeper series, but this is clearly the setup for something bigger that is coming in the next volume. I'm sure I'll have more to say after reading "The Long Way Home."
Feb 04, 2008 K T rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, own-it
I started to get a little bored with the main plot, but Miss Misery still makes this wonderful. Her vicious smiles!

For such a manly story, it has a lot of focus on the main character's personal relationships. I like that.
Nov 07, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Still very good, though I'll admit I was distracted during the last bit of this volume by the single most horrifying superhuman origin I've ever read. It hit a bit too close to home. Still, I look forward to more!
Dec 25, 2007 Petabyte rated it really liked it
Shelves: kmks, darkness
Pretty sweet neo-noir.
Ahmed Jadaa
Jun 02, 2015 Ahmed Jadaa rated it liked it
Some parts are of a lower quality but still overall good
Sep 08, 2016 Aron rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Continues the excellence that it established in Season 1 (Vol 1 & 2). Can't wait to see how the series wraps up in Vol 4. Love it!
Apr 25, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
Yes, by this volume I admit I am about 1,000% in love with this series. I can confidently say this is in my top 3 series of all times.
Jef St. De Lore
Awesome series--"The Sleeper" (Vol. 1-4). Nice spin on the superhero genre. A bit gritty--in a good way.
Nov 30, 2013 Steven rated it really liked it
Exciting, gray, ambiguous, surprising crime and espionage stories. Not usually my thing, but these are well executed.
Jun 02, 2013 Elizabeth rated it did not like it
Boring and violent. Not worth the time it takes to read it.
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Ed Brubaker (born November 17, 1966) is an Eisner Award-winning American cartoonist and writer. He was born at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

Brubaker is best known for his work as a comic book writer on such titles as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Iron Fist, Catwoman, Gotham Central and Uncanny X-Men. In more recent years, he has focused solely on creator-owned titles
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