Sweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire

Sweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out of the Deep WoodsSweet Tooth, Volume 1: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A post-apocalyptic, disease destroyed, child-animal hybrid world in which a deer boy, who has never met a person outside of his own farther and mother ventures beyond the safety of his woods and is captured, chased, and shot at by adults who want to benefit from the hybrid black market of the afterworld?

Okay. I’m game.

Unfortunately, I don’t love the artwork, though I confess it is incredibly appropriate for the storyline.

I also don’t really love the storyline, and feel it’s a bit weak at times, with this volume ending right at the point where things start to get interesting. Honestly, it feels a bit like a prequel, so I suggest you have book 2 on hand and keep on reading to determine if it’s going to be a good overall read. I unfortunately do not have book 2 on hand and suspect I will just quit here, instead of carrying on.

This drug out moments that didn’t need it, which made this short, sparse graphic novel feel strangely too long and tedious, while still not getting where it needed to go to complete any sort of full storyline. So, basically don’t expect a full storyline. But if you’re in it for scene setting and suspense, then you will probably like something about this.

Book 71 read in 2018

Pages: 128

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