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Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show, Volume 2 by Chris Ryall
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Dec 03, 2011

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bookshelves: graphic_novels_and_comics, horror_and_thrillers
Recommended for: Clive Barker fans, horror readers
Read from December 03, 2011 to January 04, 2012

I did not rate this higher because, for a graphic novel, it can get a bit verbose at times. This slowed down the pace for me as a reader at times. Having said that, this is a very rich work with much depth. It is a tale of a battle between good and evil forces and those folks who get caught up in the battle. And it all starts in a dead letters section of a post office (or so it seems).

Readers who have enjoyed works by Stephen King, such as The Stand, and the more recent series by Hill, Lockey & Key, which I have read, will probably enjoy this. The art, which is pretty good, did remind me of the style you see later in Locke & Key. This is a graphic novel adaptation that you need to take the time to read, but it is a good, entertaining read. I would be curious to see if other books in the Books of the Art series have been given the graphic novel treatment as well. I am curious to read the rest of the series at some point, see how things turn out. This kind of novel does lend itself to adaptation. So, a nice read, but for me, it could be a bit slow. Still, if you like Clive Barker or similar writers, you will probably enjoy it.

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12/03/2011 page 5
2.0% "Starting this now. Just read the nice introduction Clive Barker wrote for the volume, which gives a bit of insight into how the adaptation came to be."
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