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Joe Golem And The Drowning City: An Illustrated Novel (2012)

by Mike Mignola(Favorite Author)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 3
0312644736 (ISBN13: 9780312644734)
St. Martin's Press
review 1: this was really great. I love Mignola's art, so this was a treat. What I found interesting was the serial feeling to the chapters. There was a little repetition that twinged my neck each time (and they are obvious lines that get repeated). Each chapter felt like a new issue of a comic book, which makes sense for the style of writing these gents do.still, no complaints, the story is really fascinating (NY under water!), golems are one of my favorite tales, and the art is lovely. Can't wait to read the next one!
review 2: I want -- no, okay, I NEED -- Guillermo del Toro to make this movie. Sure, Joe Golem is the title character, but scrappy, smart 14-year-old Molly McHugh is the star of this show. Her life consists of men trying to manipulate her, trying to
... moreget what they want (and Molly has no illusions about some of the more sinister things they desire of her), but she consistently thwarts their plans and comes out on top. Molly McHugh is my hero. Confronted with Lovecraftian (Mignolian?) horrors, disasters both natural and unnatural, and a crappy social situation, Molly McHugh overcomes the odds and saves her best friend - the man who has come to act as her father figure - and the world. Seriously, Guillermo. Make this movie. I wish I'd had this story, and this kickass role model, when I was a kid. The rest of you - READ IT. Mignola's illustrations completely floor me. I mean literally. There was one point where the art was so perfect I actually had to lay on the floor for a little bit (book in hand, of course). Once I started, I could hardly put it down. Definitely recommended, to, like, everybody. less
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Very YA. Too much for me. And not illustrated much as I'd hoped. Few sparse drawings here and there.
Very good story. I really like the Drowning City setting and the characters are familiar, but good.
great book. Something different. really enjoyed it
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