Tag: Visuals

The Beatles – Yellow Submarine | Review

Title: Yellow Submarine

Author: The Beatles

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 128

Rating: 4.5/5

I thought this book was excellent, but then I guess I’m a little biased because I’m a Beatles fan. It also helped that it was a first edition printing and so it had all of those old school vibes, including a newspaper clipping from the time that I guess someone used as a bookmark. Although it’s not as though you actually need one because you can read the whole thing in one sitting.

One of the best things about this is the visuals. It looks beautiful and is printed in full colour with all of the psychedelic style that we know and love from the movie. Definitely one worth reading.

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Stephen Collins – The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil | Review

Title: The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

Author: Stephen Collins

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 240

Rating: 5*/5

 

Stephen Collins - The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

Stephen Collins – The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

 

I can’t remember where I first heard about this book. What I can tell you, though, is that every time I’ve heard someone mention it, I’ve wanted to read it. Now that I finally got round to it, I’m glad that I did.

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a modern re-imagining of the classic fairy tale, told through the medium of a graphic novel. It follows the story of a man who lives on the island of ‘Here‘, an orderly little place, and what happens when it starts to lose a little bit of its orderliness. At first, it happens slowly, but then Dave finds that a beard has started to grow… and grow… and grow.

Dave – and the residents of the island – do what they can to stop the onslaught of the giant beard, trimming and shearing and even getting the dog groomers in. But they can’t seem to stop its inevitable growth. And this is where I leave you hanging – I’m not going to tell you any more in case I give the rest of the story away.

Collins has a knack for telling stories – it’s immediately clear once you pick this up – and his haunting visuals complement the story perfectly. It’s definitely recommended from me – check it out!

 

Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

 

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