The Beast

Posted on May 15, 2012. Filed under: Fiction | Tags: , , , , , |

book cover for The BeastThe Beast
by Marian Churchland

“Colette, a young sculptor looking for work, finds a job with a mysterious client who wants her to carve his portrait out of marble. The client turns out to be a shadowy creature, and the block of marble, she discovers, has a long history that threatens to engulf her entirely” (Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics Solutions).

This a a must see graphic novel in my opinion. The story line is gripping, and the art is amazing. Each panel is beautifully executed. Colette, the main character, came to life on the pages, and her story drew me in quickly. The author used the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast as her inspiration, yet the story has a life of its own outside the original tale. The end is very surreal and open for interpretation, so if you need a definitive ending instead of one open for interpretation, then this is not the book for you. Otherwise, I feel that this is a definite must read for fans of art and artists, graphic novels, and/or surreal stories with a paranormal twist.

-posted by Gretchen Schneider

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