Title: The Adventures of John Blake
Author: Philip Pullman
Page Count/Review Word Count: 160
My girlfriend gave me this graphic novel because we’re both pretty big fans of Philip Pullman, and so I was hoping I’d like it going into it. For some reason, though, the first twenty pages didn’t really engage me, and I was starting to worry I was going to have to give it a bad review.
But then it got good and it hooked me, and it maintained that standard until the end. It probably helped that it had a fricken time travelling pirate ship in it, but Pullman also knows how to tell a good story and even when I haven’t loved his stuff, I’ve still been able to appreciate it. All in all, I’m glad that I read it, and I think that there might be others in the series too.