Farkas, Josh – Nothing Left to Lose


Nothing Left to Lose

Does that cover looked smudged and crinkled to you? That’s what it looks like, I didn’t throw it down the steps or anything. I should also point out how great that is, that this book (even the spine) looks like it’s been read a hundred times and is about forty years old. In terms of layout and appearance this thing is a masterpiece. To the cover (and it’s possible that I love that too much but you can’t bring me down about that) to the inside to even the acknowledgements in the back, it’s hard for a graphic novel to look much better than this. The story is a harder thing to nail down, with a big cast of peripheral characters, some of whom you never figure out what their motivations things were. I can’t really go into it more than that without ruining the ending, but trust me on that. Not that that does a thing to affect the larger story, mind you. That’s about a young man who checks himself into a mental health facility after experiencing visions and another recent “graduate” of the same facility. The first man sees the world ending, over and over, with everything destroyed and people melting in front of him. The second man seems unable to let go of his past. Oh, and than there’s the incredibly creepy thing they both keep seeing, which seems to have something to do with the end of the world. It’s a good little mystery, although, oddly, I think this is one of those cases where he could have done with another 50 pages or so for character development. Which is probably one of the nicest things you can say about a book: that you wanted to spend more time with it. Oh, and it’s also really cheap at $6.99, so click on that website up there if you’re curious…

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