Sloth by Gilbert Hernández Read & Download è 9

Gilbert Hernández Ï 9 review

Sloth by Gilbert Hernández Read & Download è 9 Â ❰Download❯ ➸ Sloth Author Gilbert Hernández – Gwairsoft.co.uk Troubled teenager Miguel Torres has had it with life The only alternative he sees is to willfully slip into a coma But one year later Miguel becomes a walking urban legend after he wakes up virtuFind love Or has he risen from his slumber just to end up another rock and roll suicide In this hypnotic coming of age tale Gilbert Hernandez deftly defines what it means to truly be alive in a land where life is not precious. A sort of suburban 'Mulholland Drive' by the Great Gilbert; a love story about twisting identities alternate realities the allure of lemon groves and the gentle beauty of being in a coma; all tightly packed into 150 pages without a single wasted frame

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Troubled teenager Miguel Torres has had it with life The only alternative he sees is to willfully slip into a coma But one year later Miguel becomes a walking urban legend after he wakes up virtually unchanged except for his s. I've heard really good things about Love Rockets but never read any of the series it just seems too long and daunting like the comix euivalent of Proust I was told this is not Hernandez's best work and unfortunately I have to agree The topics explored were fascinating teens falling into mysterious seemingly willed comas the urban legend of the Goat Man but he didn't succeed in bringing all these elements together into a cohesive story I found myself really thrown when halfway through the book we suddenly learn that the heroine has been in a coma as well as the hero Another character has somehow become a rock star There's no continuity and a few tantalizing suggestions about the Goat Man taking over characters' lives but the book never really follows through The art is clean and has a kind of retro simplicity that reminds me of a hipper edgier Archie comics It almost seems like Hernandez is edging into Charles Burns territory here but the vibe is wrong I have a feeling this is not a good introduction to his work so I'll try reading something else any suggestions

review Sloth by Gilbert Hernández

Sloth by Gilbert HernándLoth like pace Soon a haunted lemon orchard the mysterious goat man and murder will collide as Miguel his girlfriend Lita and their best friend Romeo take on the teenage wasteland that is suburbia in the st century Will Miguel. I continue to try to like the Hernandez brothers I feel like I'm supposed to like them and I would really like to like them but in the end they're not my favorites To be fair this book is only by one of themThe main gripe I had with Sloth aside from the art of which I wasn't the biggest fan was that it couldn't decide on the rules of the world in which it was set or rather that it couldn't decide on what the characters thought were the rules I'm than fine with occasional or not so occasional flashes of the weird or the inexplicable but it is real tough to identify with a character when you can't figure out their reactions to these phenomena Miguel and Lita are sometimes truly freaked by the things they see but other incogruous experiences fail to receive even a raised eyebrow Their reactions to random non mystical encounters tend to baffle as well Why isn't Miguel confused when he's threatened with a knife for no reason by the guy who was calling him homey several pages ago What causes Miguel and Lita to erupt into two pages of shouting at the elderly lemon farmer I can't figure it out I want to root for these characters but it's a little like rooting for a dog who will fetch the newspaper seven times out of ten but the other three times will instead put on a top hat and monocle and with a straight face perform a flamenco dance on your countertopAll the same there's plenty to recommend this book I like the theme of characters as actors who will take on any part reuired of them by whatever story they find themselves in There's a certain amount of snappy dialogue though not all of it by any means It was an okay uick read