Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Unwritten: Volume 2: Inside Man

Author: Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Publisher: Vertigo Comics
Year: 2010

Inside Man picks up where Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity leaves off. Tommy is in prison for the murders that took place in the last story and has been extradited to France. But Tommy's enemies follow him to France intent on killing him. 

I think my favorite thing about this graphic novel series is the way that it plays on fact and fiction and how so many facts become a fiction in the telling and stretching of stories through time. The comics also highlight the importance of stories on our lives. The authors even use the most popular children's story books of our time (maybe of any time) - Harry Potter. This story in particular showed how children embrace the stories, live the stories and make them real; thus, blurring that line between fact and fiction even more. 

This graphic novel series is not just for comic readers but also for lovers of literature in general.


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