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Blood Work by Kim Harrison
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Aug 05, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: bd-romans-graphiques, créatures-et-cie
Read from June 25 to July 13, 2012

I wasn't expecting much, it is out of curiosity that I bought this one. I knew it centered on Ivy and she isn't my favorite character, I find her to be unidimensional. In my opinion, she's the weakest point in Kim Harrison's series. Still, curiosity got the better of me and I bought it, my curiosity is satisfied and if any more come out I'm not buying them. I'll stick with the novels.

I can't say it was really bad, but it was utterly boring. The drawing is common, nothing stands out, no particular style, no quality that draws (no pun intended) attention. It looks ordinary, it looks like it was made to please the most people possible and, in order to do that, style was sacrificed. And where did Rachel get those "boobs"? She keeps complaining through the novels how small her breasts are... What happened? When the graphic novels come out after so many novels have been written with the same characters, the least they could do is respect the physical descriptions of the characters through the novels... Especially when the drawings had to be approved by the very same author who wrote those descriptions? Whatever?!...

It is undoubtedly difficult to write in another genre, switching from novel to graphic novel logically should have a few glitches the first time, and I'm willing to accept that but it felt really simplistic and that is something I have a hard time with. Kim Harrison's readers are adults, her novels usually feature complex enough stories, at least in the last ones, but this story is way too simplyfied, as if Mrs Harrison's belief is that graphic novels are for younger audiences and therefore can't be complex. Too bad. It's a flop on the story level as well. What more can I say?

The drawing didn't please me, the story didn't please me, the only good thing about this graphic novel is that my curiosity was satisfied.

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