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Pretty Deadly Volume One

February 3, 2019

There isn't a word or phrase that accurately conveys just quite what Pretty Deadly is, but I'm going to try. Think magical realism, feminist western narrated by a butterfly and dead rabbit. See the issue? This graphic novel is most definitely a chaotic one. I'm still not entirely sure on what the plot was, aside from there being a lot of debts owed, sacrifice and gore. Lots of…

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My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

January 17, 2019

As part of my Biannual Bibliothon TBR I had to pick a genre I wasn't a huge fan of but a format you loved. Hence, a non-fiction graphic novel. I've always had an interest in serial killer case studies. I find it both terrifying and fascinating that one person can be capable of such devastation. Jeffrey Dahmer being a prime example. I knew very little about his time…

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Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein

October 2, 2018

There was no way I wasn't going to love this. It's Frankenstein. Frankenstein with pictures. This graphic novel has everything that I loved about the book when I first read it. The mixed media element of Walton's letters was lovely however I did struggle at times to puzzle out the font. It added to the effect but made it difficult to read. Without having already read Frankenstein in…

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Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

August 13, 2018

I am so very happy I've read this. I got the same feeling reading this that I did when I first read the Grimm's Fairytales. In fact these ones might be even creepier. Particularly, the last story, I don't want to say anything about the stories because they're so individual and unique with the weirdest of plot twists. I adored the art style of this collection too, how…

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Puppy Versus Kitten*

March 31, 2018

Thank-you to the lovelies at Hodder for sending this cute graphic novel over! I love anything to do with animals, my puppy (I┬ásay puppy, he's 10) is my pride and joy. From the creator of The Bunny Suicides comes Puppy Versus Kitten*, a pet duo that really just have no clue. This has been sat on my TBR for ages and I finally picked it up. It's a…