Jun 07, 11
Recommended to Benjamin by:
Anyone who likes noir or graphic novels
Read in June, 2011 — I own a copy
Quickest reading I think I've ever done of a book. Less than 2 days. I feel bad for having seen the film first, which is pretty much exactly the same as this graphic novel but with less nudity. The Hard Goodbye is as pulpy as it gets, at some points a little melodramatic. Frank Miller's drawing is amazing, each frame feels like it could be one of those cool little lino cut they use for printing presses. I especially loved the sections set in the rain...those illustrations were breathtaking.
Some of the sheer squalidness and depravity of some characters gets to me but hey, it's Sin City, right? I'm interested to read the rest of the series, especially those not used in Rodriguez + Miller's film adaptation.
The pulp dialogue was awesome too. "Jerks! They should've shot me in the head -- and enough times to make sure."