If you were to tell someone a book haunted your dreams, would they believe you? If you told someone you dreamed your unborn child was a puppet with noIf you were to tell someone a book haunted your dreams, would they believe you? If you told someone you dreamed your unborn child was a puppet with no mouth, would they believe you? If you told someone there was a book, a very special book that could haunt your dreams, would they believe you? I say take the plunge and find out for yourself. This is a book that needs to be read! Read by the lonely out casts, the troubled youth, and well anyone with two eyeballs that can comprehend a memory so beastly it will haunt you for eternity. I found this book very satisfying. It pulled me in and I feel in love with the numbness of the puppets and the mutiny of one young girl just trying to understand the melancholy world she lives in. This book was freakishly surprising in all the right ways. Thanks Danger for fabricating such a beautiful world and extraordinary characters.
Did you ever look at someone's tattoo and wonder "What the hell was that person thinking!" Well this book will help answer that and many others questiDid you ever look at someone's tattoo and wonder "What the hell was that person thinking!" Well this book will help answer that and many others questions about tasteless, badassed, embarrassing, train wreck tattoos and the meanings behind them. Some stories were wickedly funny while others were bitter sweet and heart felt. You see a girl with a huge 1972 Dodge Travco RV tattooed on her inner forearm and you wonder "Why". Then you read a sad story about a head on semi truck collision with the RV and the lost of most of her family and you think wow seeing that tattoo helps her cope with the lose and reminds her of the good times they shared. I enjoyed the hand drawn pages of tattoos, the handwritten story from each person, and the glossary in the back which describes each tattoo artist and where they had the tattoos done at. Quick fun read. One to not pass up. ...more
If you would like to relive some punk moments from CBGB in a fun comic book style then this is the book for you. Its quick, fun, and has some great arIf you would like to relive some punk moments from CBGB in a fun comic book style then this is the book for you. Its quick, fun, and has some great artwork. Must read for any music lover!...more
Something about this book called me. Called me near and I just couldn't put it down once it got a hold of me. It was so yummy that I to wanted to be kSomething about this book called me. Called me near and I just couldn't put it down once it got a hold of me. It was so yummy that I to wanted to be kissed by the vampire in this story. This book had real zeal. I first got drawn to this graphic novel because of the cover art. If the cover art could look this cool I could just imagine the creativity inside. By the time I got this book home it accrued to me I missed one big detail. This book was not only written by a great man Scott Snyder but an even bigger name Stephen King! How did I miss that one? This graphic novel was nothing like I ever read before. Taking place between 1880 and 1925 set the scene for two killer stories, yes two stories. Each author wrote a story and they both flowed together beautifully. I must say however I did enjoy Scott Snyder’s story just a little better. He was the brains who brought this book to life. He created Skinner Sweet a devilish Vampire with a sweet tooth for candy. He all so created Pearl Jones a girl turned vampire who held nothing back. Fear was not in her vocabulary. She was a hip chick with a mean streak. I wanted to be her, to live forever in her world of utter chaos. Then there was Stephen King who admits that he wrote this book following in his sons foots steps (you know Joe Hill who wrote the Locke and Key series). I believe King held back on his work, holding back for the next installment. He still brought that creep value but it still could have used more fear. Still his vampire portrayal was amazing. I do appreciate him for working on this book. The artwork was stunning. When those vampires came alive you got goose bumps. I loved the tears on the girls’ eyes. They showed such pain and you could really feel their love. Rafael Albuquerque is a master artist and a wonder of the imagination. He was a great choice for working on this book. I loved the afterword in the back of the book. It gave you more insight into how this book was created. Screenplay types writing with black and white ruff sketches next to the words make you understand how hard it is to put the two together. Plus you get to see original sketches of the main characters how they thought they should have looked and how they look now. Something most graphic novels forget to add. I crave more from this series and yes Scott Snyder said they are working on the second and third installment. Next taking place in the 30's and 40's. I can not wait to see how those pan out. So after this long review I'm really trying to say don’t pass this masterpiece up. I loved every moment and can not wait for the next. Stephen King is a genius leaving you with a cliff hanger. What a dickens he is for doing such shenanigans. American Vampire sure was a humdinger of a great read!...more
The only reason I picked this book up was the cover. I loved the skinheads and the look of this book. Even the title was intertesting. When you starteThe only reason I picked this book up was the cover. I loved the skinheads and the look of this book. Even the title was intertesting. When you started to read it the book was kinda hard to follow. It was interesting and I loved the lingo but nothing more. It was powerless and dull. Wish this book would have been a winner!...more