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God Save the Queen by Mike Carey
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Jul 20, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: modern-fantasy, graphic-novel

Queen Mab and Queen Titania are at war - and it gets Ugly. Linda is the girl who thinks she's normal and gets swept up in the fairy war - but only when the death toll hits close to home. All the usual cast - Titania, Mab, Puck, Oberon, the love struck mortal - are here, but any story with such a high volume of needles, drugs, weapons and unprotected sex is going to be dark.

Mab is truly wicked in the things she does - she really buys into the "take no prisoners" philosophy, but the blow she lashes against Titania is very clever. She knows exactly what Titania holds most dear - and takes it away.

The drawings are done in photorealism style - with a twist. The style works perfectly for the dream sequences and supernatural aspects, but makes the story as a whole slightly had to follow in its frantic pace and music video-esque surrealsim.

The spoon is a nice touch.
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