Tory set a decade or so in the future It shifted POV between the three main characters and their copies so often that I was often disoriented in the rather complex story Disorientation is one of the themes of the story so maybe that s how I was supposed to feel but I wasn t used to it In the end it all came together and made sense so hang in there if you too ose your bearings Beau Ty Full This is an amazing book and I ve waited 21 years to finally read it to the endI first came across the Danish edition of volume one in 1998 and I still keep that though my Danish is not as good as I want it to be so I only understood part of the story And I only managed to get the first three partsThen in 2002 the first volume was released in English The joy I bought it at once And then the disappointment since the subseuent volumes were never translated But I still got the first part of the storySkip a few years and into 2007 all four volumes were collected into a Norwegian edition Finally a chance to read the whole story bu. Ollows Nike Leyla and Amir – three orphans born days apart in the same bed amidst the bombs of Sarajevo Bilal’s homeland during the war of Yugoslavia in 1993 The ives of the three spiral off on different.
T sadly my Norwegian isn t as good as I thought it to be But at east I got parts of the storyAnd now it s near the end of 2019 and finally there I ve been a fan of Enki Bilal s work since the glory days of Heavy Metal magazine in the 1980 s and I m thrilled to see his best work being released in high uality oversized hardcover volumes I had never previously encountered the stories in Monster which represent a connected seuence of his recent work And I m really glad I did encounter this volume since it s an amazing tale of art war friendship and the insanity of organized religion Bilal draws on his Bosnian and Slovak heritage to tell a heart breaking tale born of the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990 s and humanity s inability to derive any wisdom from the essons of that and every other war Bilal s highly original graphic style is fully on display and over it s clear that he is only getting better with age This one is a keeper I can appreciate the uality of the story and art but it was honestly just not my cup of tea. Trajectories before bringing them together once Collects the entire four part story in English for the first time Includes ‘The Dormant Monster’ ‘December 32’ ‘Rendez vous in Paris’ and ‘uatre?.
Le d but est bien expliu et il y a plein de uestion sur a relation entre Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., l hommea machine et Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, la religion ui sont int rressantes mais moins j ai moins accroch sura fin Aunue al principio Everyday life in medieval times la historia parece confusaos personajes ayudan a clarificar una narrativa ue poco a poco se convierte en una maravillosa novela gr fica de ciencia ficci n con el arte inigualable de Enki Bilal A hypnotic semi impressionistic depiction of a cyberpunk future The plot is convoluted but never obtuse and it s shot through with a sense of absurd humour The finale has the ring of deus ex machina about it but I m minded to forgive as it also contains Bilal s explicit commentary on the nature of art his reflections on his Serbian background and what North looksike an endorsement of humanist progressive values in the face of religions and nationalisms that seek to divide the world Probably the best thing he has done I really iked Bilal s art on this book but I had a harder time getting into the story It s a weird sci fi cyberpunk Legendary comics creator Enki Bilal’s Monster tetralogy collected in English in its entirety for the first time everThe Monster tetralogy is influential creator Enki Bilal’s most personal work The story