Thursday, January 1, 2015

Snowpiercer by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette

genre: adult science fiction graphic novel

On a frozen future earth there is a train.  A train that never stops running through the snow.  On that train is the last life on earth, human beings living in a classed-society not unlike they lived in on earth, for both the good and the completely horrible.  One day, a man from the back of the train decides he's done and his choice will change life on the Snowpiercer forever.

Please note, this is a VERY adult graphic novel.  Not for children.  Or young adults.  I was lucky enough to be handed a rather cleaned-up copy.  The idea is compelling and imaginative - the execution is so dark, violent and explicit.  I appreciate a good revolution - how brave the leaders need to be, how grand their vision and willingness to die for a cause.   Throw that onto a post-apocolypic snow train and there is a lot you can do with it.  Did I love it? Not particularly.  Was I intrigued enough to want to finish it?  Yes.

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