Book Reviews of Violent Cases: Words Pictures

Violent Cases: Words  Pictures
Violent Cases Words Pictures
Author: Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
ISBN-13: 9780878165575
ISBN-10: 0878165576
Publication Date: 2/1998
Pages: 48
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5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Kitchen Sink Press
Book Type: Paperback
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It was Gaiman & McKean's first work together (finished in 1987.) 25 years ago.
I have to remember that, and that it was 'groundbreaking' for its time. It's dark and atmospheric, but... that's about it. It lacks conflict. And resolution. I still feel, the next day, very "what was the point?"
And that's not fair. The artwork is beautiful and weird. The narration is good.
I'm just left with - why/to whom is he telling this story? and why now? It's an exercise in memory, I guess.
Being such a fan of their subsequent work, I see where their collaboration led.
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A narrator remembers his childhood encounters with an old osteopath who claims to have treated Al Capone. Gradually, the England of the 1960s and the Chicago of the 1920s begin to merge into a beautifully drawn and hauntingly written tale of memory and evil.

By Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean - with talent like that, this is a winner!