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Daybreak by Brian Ralph
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Apr 20, 2012

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bookshelves: yalsa-book-challenge-2012, graphic-novels, 2012
Read from April 09 to 17, 2012

Ick, ick, ick! I hate zombies!
I have ZERO tolerance for them and so am still creep-ed out by this book.
But if I ignore that for a minute, it was a well written, well drawn book. I know that some reviews I read did not like the 'you are here' view point of the book, but I thought it was effective.
The book opens with the main character "meeting" you. That is he turns, looks right at the viewer, and says hi. So you never see who he is talking to. He's talking to you. The landscape and the problems develop as you follow him around. He takes you to safety and you realize you are in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled landscape.
In a way, it is a slow, thoughtful book. Not a lot happens - you look for food, you fight off zombies, you encounter another survivor. And yet it is this understatement that is just so creepy.
I thought the pen and ink (and sepia?) drawings really complemented the story.
Anyway, I don't really want to think about it anymore right now because I'm creeping myself out again.

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