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.