sarahthornton's review against another edition
I didn't see the parallel between Pulse and Heartbeat until the bullet holes in the club wall and it all came flooding back in a deluge.
Three beautiful stories, wonderful pacing and timing. Devestating on two counts, and hopeful on all three.
jkenna90's review against another edition
Of all these stories I really enjoyed The Woodpecker and the Inner Pulse story lines the most out of the four. I also really liked the fact that all of the different stories were different colors. It really helped keep all of the different story lines separated. The stories were all pretty good but I didn't really connect with the art thief or the teenager that wouldn't talk (it was never revealed why he wouldn't talk either which was kind of annoying to me). Overall though I think think is a pretty great read for anyone. Because of the multiple story lines I think that a lot of people can find something to relate to.
clairesfullshelves's review against another edition
- Plot- or character-driven? Character
- Strong character development? Yes
- Loveable characters? Yes
- Diverse cast of characters? Yes
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
Moderate: Cursing and Racism
Minor: Gun violence, Sexual content, and BloodThere is a brief moment of nudity between two characters, specifically a naked man is standing behind a naked woman, but no sex or sexual behaviors. I feel it's more appropriate for someone who is an older teenager, probably 16 and up. There are only two moments of graphic violence, but nothing too graphic. There is some cursing, but not constant and gratuitous.
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goldentortoisebeetle's review against another edition
- Strong character development? Yes
Awhile ago, I read a comic called "Midnight Radio" by Ehud Lavski and Yael Nathan. I remembered the premise was intrique related to a mysterious late night broadcast. I think I rented this book thinking that it was a development of that one shot into a book. They're completely separate and unconnected works.
This book tells four interconnected stories. Three people happen to be listening to the radio when a shocking, life changing broadcast goes out. They all deal with the repercussions of how they choose to live their lives afterwards.
There's exploration of parental expectations, forcible rematriation of art, crooked cops, queer life post-Pulse, sibling sickness, doing the right thing, racism, misogyny, love, and death.
The ending came as a twist to me, but you can probably figure it out if you're expecting it. I just got engrossed in the story so I wasn't connecting the dots.
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dinipandareads's review against another edition
To be honest, I found it quite difficult to follow the storylines and to keep up with what was happening with each character, but the "Oh!" moment towards the end was very well done. Everything clicked into place without me even having to look back at earlier pages. I liked that despite the characters all living very different and separate lives, there was one element that connected them all, and it wasn't done in a contrived way.
I thought that the illustrations, while not the clean sharp lines that I usually love, added a sense of fluidity to the movement of the characters. At first, the use of the bright neon-colored boxes for the different characters was slightly jarring, but I ended up appreciating how it made it easier for me to follow the storylines--I am also just generally a fan of bright colors! I have to say that there is a lot of text in these pages, that initially put me off because I find it tiresome to read such small text cramped together in a small space, but I'm glad that I kept reading! Perhaps the concept of the storylines weren't anything new or extra special, but I was still able to enjoy it because I haven't seen it done in this format before.
A review of this book will be posted on my blog (http://dinipandareads.home.blog) closer to the release date. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and publisher for providing me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
theybedax's review against another edition