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The Unwritten, Vol. 3 by Mike Carey
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Apr 04, 11

bookshelves: 2011, comics-and-graphic-novels, speculative-fiction
Read on April 03, 2011

This series is really my favourite Vertigo publication at the moment and the third trade didn't disappoint me.

The newest novel in the Tommy Taylor series is anounced and there is much media coverage about it and the author of the books who hasn't been seen in years. The real Tom Taylor is still presumed dead after the prison riot in France. He and his friends make their way back to London and there is finally a meeting between the astranged father and son.

My personal highlight was the issue highlighting Lizzies past. Like Tommy her life seems to overlap with characters of literature and one issue about her is written as a "choose you're own adventure books". This offers different suggestions for Lizzies backstory.

It's delightful to see all these intertextual illusions, to have things happen both on book pages and in the "real" world of Tom Taylor. Text, media and reality influence each other.

Can't wait for the next trade.

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