Post York

by James Romberger | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0988351307 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingHI77wing of Fort Myers, Florida USA on 10/11/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingHI77wing from Fort Myers, Florida USA on Sunday, October 11, 2020
A world of wet suits,

where fish are king
and legs are not.

Journal Entry 2 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Thursday, October 22, 2020
This is a burp of a book. Just very thin, so I wasn’t thinking there would be much to it.

But honestly, they had a good show not tell style to it that really left it to readers to see what was going on. It was a post apocalyptic world where people lived only in the very tops of buildings because all layers below were flooded with water.

Obviously, the snow caps melted or something to that effect and the water rose. The characters have real personality and do the same dumb crap real people would do, with real people consequences. It doesn’t get hard core, at least not in this one, but it does its thing.

A good solid start in my opinion and I’d definitely read further into the series if I find it.

Journal Entry 3 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (10/22/2020 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA

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The God of Luck and Shiny Things has poured down upon me! And another book trade has commenced! LOL

Here's to a book finding a new reader! Cheers! ;)

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, October 30, 2020
The box of books and bonus surprises arrived today - in the middle of the first snow of the season, yet. Many thanks!

Later: This slim (under 40 pages) book was a quick read, but an effective one - though perhaps the authors were cheating a bit by inserting a cat early on {wry grin}. The mostly-silent panels convey the dismal situation of the flooded city and crumbling infrastructure, with glimpses of bodies here and there, before introducing our protagonist to a movie theater that has a light in the projection booth... He investigates, and helps himself to some supplies - while mentioning to himself that he won't take too much. But the owner of this little nest turns up and a battle ensues.

And here things get interesting: the artwork presents one conclusion to the fight, and then an alternative, with "OR," in large letters in the first repeating panel. The latter version is much more hopeful, showing that there are more survivors with a relatively benign interest in each other's well-being.

The original character goes home, feeds the cat - and then feels a tremor in the building, as a neighboring building collapses. Going to investigate the foundations he finds a whale trapped by the collapse, and struggling such as to put the character's home at risk; cue a rescue attempt with a wildly dramatic (and oddly amusing) final panel.

There's a lot going on in a very short book, with a strong visual feel - I could see a film version turning out well in the right hands. (At the end of the book there are lyrics to several songs about the plot and setting, with a flexidisc included for those who have turntables. I opted not to dig mine out, but I appreciated the image of Kitski the cat on the flexidisc!

I was interested to see that a longer version of the book - listed as 112 pages - is due out in March of 2021.

Released 3 wks ago (11/2/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Massachusetts Avenue in Acton, Massachusetts USA

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I left this book in this new-to-me Little Free Library on this bright but chilly and windy day; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2020 e-less challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2020 Keep Them Moving challenge. ***

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