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Red by Warren Ellis
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Jun 02, 11

bookshelves: graphic-novels-and-comics
Read in May, 2011

Judging by thickness of the book, I thought there might be more story than there ended up being (74 pages, the rest sketches and the script). While the plot was decent, it seemed more like a prelude than a finished story. Though it had a beginning and middle, there was no end, just another beginning. I would have liked more. The artwork serves the story well and I had no trouble following the layout, though it is the color schemes that stood out to me. They were fantastic. From the subdued blues of darkened rooms to the sunnier colors when Paul is having a more carefree moment, they really brought the panels to life. Overall, a fine story but not something I'd care to read again.

This might just be me, but every time the C.I.A. Director, Michael Beesely, popped up, I thought "Principal Flutie!" (Ken Lerner) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. :D
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