Title: Party at the World’s End
Author: James Curcio
Published Date: August 15th 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Take a mad ride past the event horizon of sanity with the band Babylon, in the final days of the American Empire. First in the occult punk, myth and fairy-tale laced transmedia series, the Fallen Cycle.
“Beautiful!” David Mack, renowned sequential artist of Kabuki, Daredevil, Dexter.
“Brutal, darkly funny, and, above all, honest.” Powell’s Books ‘Short List’.
“A progressive fictional universe created by a wickedly talented scribe… Philip K Dick might have company someday…” Brooke Burgess, the Creator of award-winning flash animated graphic novel Broken Saints.
“A stick of dynamite strapped to reality.” Scenery Zine, on the musical accompaniment.
“Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles meets Fight Club, with …a completely unique take on what makes myth tick,” said Underground Reviews, and that’s exactly what you get with this lean book, no choice but look the void right in the eye.
This is an edited, single volume containing what was first serialized as ‘Fallen Nation,’ ‘404 Documents’ and ‘Words of Traitors,’ as well as 20 black and white reproductions from the concept art sketchbook.
Take a mad ride past the event horizon of sanity with the band Babylon, in the final days of the American Empire. First in the occult punk, myth and fairy-tale laced transmedia series, the Fallen Cycle. Get on the roller coaster, strap yourself in and prepare for a wild ride. I felt like I stepped into a adult comic book while reading this book.
James Curcio did a great job of interweaving the chapters to take you deep into a fantasy, mythological story. There were times I started a chapter and I was like what is going on but within a few sentences you knew what direction he was headed. The characters weave a delicate web of past and present which includes dreams and wild hallucinations. They set out on pranks that are considered terrorism and end up in a mental hospital. They break free and the wild ride continues. You never really know the characters background but Mr. Curcio does a great job of involving them in the story. Each has there own dreams. This story is truly a work of art in that some chapters are so descriptive they are almost poetic and then the next chapter is so chaotic that you feel like you are dreaming but the author makes it work and makes it all come together.
So here is my disclaimer. I have read fantasy/dystopian but this book took me out of my comfort zone of dystopian. At times he made my head spin and made me say what the he!!. But in the end as I said it fit and as I turned the last page I truly felt like I was claiming out of an adult comic book. If you have not read or are not a fan of fantasy/dystopian this might not be the book to “cut your teeth on” but if you truly want a wild ride then take a look into the mad world of James Curcio’s books.
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