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Sailor Twain by Mark  Siegel
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Jul 14, 12

Read from July 12 to 14, 2012

If anyone had told me in January that one of the best books I would read this year would be a story about a mermaid, I probably would have laughed. I would have been wrong.
Sailor Twain is definitely one of the best new books of the year, and mt favorite new graphic novel so far. The story is captivating - giving a new twist to mermaid lore, and the characters are well developed and engaging. It has a little bit of everything thrown in: romance, adventure, the supernatural - but it's done in a way that feels cohesive and not overwrought.
If I had one gripe (and those who know me know how much I love to have ONE gripe) it's the character designs, which I can only describe as being very "young." Something about the eyes or the faces makes the characters look like they were designed to appeal to teens or young tweens, whereas the story itself contains not only a lot of sex, but also many themes that would not appeal to that audience. This is definitely a book for an adult reader to enjoy and go back to for years to come.
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Malcolm Torres Thank you, I had the same experience with SAILOR TWAIN.

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