The Griff: A Graphic Novel
The alien's four-step plan to conquer our planet included the attack of minivan-sized griffin-like dragons and the destruction of all humankind. Into that ominous sounding onslaught wanders a trio of earthly survivors who don't seem to take anything too seriously. Writer Christopher Moore and artist Ian Corson have created a graphic novel that could probably keep even its...more
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I love Christopher Moore's novels. His zany sense of humor, hilarious dialogue, and obvious ...more
The Griff is a graphic novel based on a movie script Christopher Moore worked on with Ian Corson in order to get out of working on one of his other novels. True story. Says so in the introduction. The story is your standard Hollywood apocalyptic disaster movie, only with griffons flying around attacking people.
The two groups of sur ...more
I'm also a graphic novel junkie, and will give most stories a good benefit of the doubt if they're accompanied by serial artwork - it's two creative minds for the price of one!
So, this was disappointing.
The story was flat. I appreciated the set up, though. The world is invaded and destroyed by the dragon-like "Griff", which is done well enough - if not ...more
As for 1), all I can say is wow. It was funny without being too farcical, with great characters and dialogue (which is what I've come to expect from Christopher Moore), and it was beautifully i ...more
The world getting taken over by Griffs is better sounding right now instead of a plague or zombies. Christopher Moore should of made this a novel.
Overall I say the artist did some good artwork. And still had the funny Moore character background but just to short. Mo was a sexy looking piece of artwork as well
And I did enjoy this graphic novel because of the plot idea but I didn't love it. It would have made a fantastic 600 page novel but that just wasn't enough room to fully explore the idea in one graphic novel so I was left wanting. Wanting more story, more answers, more depth.
So I'd say it was average - got it from the library so it didn't cost me anything and it was a fun way to spend an hour on a Saturday night.
Moore and Corson don’t spend long telling of the invasion, but before you k ...more
The foreword explains that this story came from a script that was supposed to be filmed. I can't even imagine how that would have gone - in theory, a graphic novel can be as long as you want it to be, and ...more
The Griff Review
This Graphic novel, The Griff by Christopher Moore, would be enjoyed by a person that enjoys action and adventure books because this book appeals to a sense of fiction and has many aspects that normal action novels have like explosions, guns, monsters, attacks on the human race, etc. If you like to read mystery or love books, then this is will not be very appealing to you.
The story is humorous and action packed although the characters are generally light minde ...more
The story would make a good movie, though the authors were convinced it'd never ge ...more
So I was really looking forward to this graphic novel. But while I liked it well enough, it didn't really have the same sparkle and cleverness so many of his other books show. It didn't piss me off or anything, it was a perfectly adiquite story. But neither did it really thrill me.
This book is really hard to place a time-line to this book. How long did the griff had attacked earth for? I have no idea. The characters (with the exception of Liz) aren't very interesti ...more
The publisher's description of this book pretty much tells the whole story and makes it sound a lot more fun than it really is. Moore is well-known for his eccentric characters and I just didn't have any fun with those in this graphic novel. I found the story quite predictable, the usual run-of-the-mill, alien invasion story. There weren't any surprises and it just fell real ...more
Well, thanks to my own stupidity (I'm currently reading Ranma 1/2 and checking the books out at the library about 5 books at a time... so when I checked out this wave, apparently I thought the numbers went from 18 t ...more
I'm a big fan and have been since around about 1993 when I saw a stand of Practical Demonkeeping paperbacks outside a B Dalton or Waldenbooks at our local mall and thought 'hey, this looks interesting' (clearly it was more than interesting)...so it really pains me not to like The Griff.
I have read graphic novels before - I found this one hard to follow - several times I wasn't sure which panel I was supposed to look at nex ...more
The writing is bland, unemotional and predictable. The story progression is disjointed- time and place skips ahead with no explanation or warning. For example, 5 weeks passed but I didn't know until a character blatantly said it. The characters all blend together, and new characters are seen so briefly it makes you wonder why they're even there.
The plot is im ...more
I was just browsing and enjoying the air conditioning before I headed back out to the furnace and my car with broken A/C, not really looking for a book to follow me home.
On the way home, I realized that my son (a new and ravenous Christopher Moore fan, plus a long-time graphic novel and manga reader) would love this book. I didn't expect he'd hand it back to me less than 2 hours later with explanations that incl ...more
Christopher Moore (born 1957 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American writer of absurdist fiction. He grew up in Mansfield, OH, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.
Moore's novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters ...more