Saturday, October 19, 2013

Book Review: Hopeless Maine: Inheritance by Tom and Nimue Brown

by Tom Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Inheritance episode in the Hopeless Maine series swells with creepy but gorgeous artwork that feels like the story is reading the reader right back. The Island of Hopeless Maine, isolated and crawling with secrets is certainly one I'd hope to escape.
Torn between her friend, the wasting illness and rapid decline of the woman who took her in, and the discovery of an eccentric family member, Sal begins to push out on her own, but at what cost?
I love the mood of the piece and the beautiful artwork, but the story was a little disjointed for me, and at times, the voices of the characters seem at odds with the attitudes in which they're drawn. I liked it and will read it again, because the creepy art deserves a revisit.

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