Beautiful Illustrations with an Unusual Plot
The world has gone crazy in this well plotted beautifully illustrated graphic novel. Suddenly after the Great Divide, one human touching another kills one of them. The killed live on in the brain of the killer as “riders”. Once a rider is in residence, the killer can no longer read (so you should probably pick this book up soon). Reminiscent of The Walking Dead (but thankfully without the zombies), the hero goes on a trip across the US and meets a thief, a serial killer, a MMA fighter, a military man and a scientist and others all before the first half is over.
There are some nerdy pop culture moments referencing Star Wars, Lost and other movies. The best description ever of sexual orientation:
I’m a little less into Octopussy and a little more into Shaft.
Overall, I adored this graphic novel! It is completely different than the usual post-apocalyptic plot. So if you are as bored with formulaic zombies as I am but you like to imagine how mankind would react after a worldwide disaster, you should read this book.
Just a head’s up that some of the dialogue is in untranslated Spanish. While the Spanish dialogue does add to the reader’s perception of the character’s mood, it is not necessary to understand the main plot of the book.
There is also some light profanity in Spanish. Since humanity can no longer have sex, some graphic graffiti is portrayed in some sections of the book. This novel is definitely just for 17+.
Thanks to the authors, publisher and netgalley for giving me an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.