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Phonogram, Vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen
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Sep 09, 2010

liked it

I had such good expectations for the book after the first volume of Phonogram, but this was a let-down. Based on seven recounts of the same club night and seven different perspectives, it disappoints as unlike the previous volume where you couldn't help but like the tosser narrorator, it's hard to remain attached to the individual characters who come off as selfish and self-focused. Nor do you sympathise much with their ideas. And while the book now has full colour, it loses most of it's dialogue.

There are many insightful moments, like one character forever haunted by her old self that terrifies her, and the whole Wolf Like Me showing you don't have to know music to love it (How I approach clubbing half the time!!!) with some of the most original storytelling in the comic medium, but overall the keystone that is the story lets it down. You might like it better, I didn't

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