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The Hope Virus

2.4  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Herbert is a social outcast at school and deals with depression through hisblogging website After struggling with his depression a highly unusual case of insomnia Herbert falls into a deep coma only to awaken a hundred years later to find that his domain name hasbecome one of the most popular sources of insight during the last century. Hispessimistic ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Arcana Studio (first published September 28th 2010)
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Sarah Rosenberger
Dec 13, 2010 Sarah Rosenberger rated it did not like it
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Ummm, ok. So a typical emo boy keeps a livejournal, and for some reason people really take it to heart and it becomes a gospel and eventually leads to a religious dystopia. And then the emo boy wakes up in this weird future world and there are bad guys and worse guys and a pretty girl and some sort of argument about...something.

What did he write in the journal? No idea. Why did people start believing what it said? I don't know. What exactly is so bad about the future, other than the fact that ev
Dec 14, 2010 Lisa rated it did not like it
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The Hope Virus was a little strange. The art was very nice, great colors, good layout, and an interesting Goth style dystopian future. The writing is what I had issues with. The summary is the only place we read that Herbert suffers from a strange form of insomnia. In the story you quickly realize that he's suffering from depression and uses his website as an outlet and a way to meet others who feel like him - a way not to feel so alone. Only once is his "conditi
May 18, 2011 Hayley rated it it was ok
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Apparently giving this two stars is on the generous side, but it was promising for about the first three pages. The remaining 96 pages or so are devoted to a future born out of the blog of a teen boy and based on a doctrine that is never explained. Perhaps SOME kind of plot, character development or inclination of the principles on which the story is based might have made this readable, but I'm guessing not. Cliched, non-sensical and just so ridiculously inconceivable. Even the art was dull.

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