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Severed by Scott Snyder
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Oct 11, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: comics, ew, horror, readin2012, twisted
Read on October 14, 2012

It's creepy. Yes, mysterious and spooky. Definitely not kooky. Welcome to this twisted fantasy.

I've not read any of Scott Snyder's other books (sorry!), but most reviewers are saying this is not as good as his usual work, so I might give him another go. I guess I'm just not a gory horror person. I don't like torture (why did I read this??? I don't know), but a good spooky story is always good. I particularly liked the setting of pre-Depression Americana, with train-hopping and music halls and gramophones and Model-Ts. Very conducive to spookiness.

I think what really killed it for me (har har har), though, was the art. I just couldn't follow it. It was so dark (literally) that I couldn't quite tell what was going on, and the character's faces seemed to shift and morph from one panel to the next. Other reviewers have noted this as well, so I don't feel crazy here. It was just so hard to follow.
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