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Grandville by Bryan Talbot
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Apr 03, 11

Read in April, 2011

LeBrock is a mixture of the best of Sherlock Holmes and the worst of James Bond, and his teeth (and strangely human pecs) are epic. I fell for LeBrock about as quickly as the Sarah in the novel did. *grin*
I really enjoyed both this alternate history and its steampunk aspects, and while Talbot's current political commentary was bloody obvious, it worked well as part of the plot of this story. I love that Talbot actually has humans in this animal-face world (they're described as some barely evolved primordial ape). And really, while the Grandville animals are generally to be regarded as animals, they have human bodies - more like some old-time gods. In that vein, the thing I'd really hoped to see (and didn't) was some weirdly mixed-breed animal faces. (Because all the different animals can obviously... mingle; there's a euphemism.) I wanted a salmon-koala, and no such luck. *grin* Maybe next installment.
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