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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kelleigh, Matthew – Chutney Point

via Optical Sloth by Whitey on 3/30/10


Chutney Point

NOW I see what was going on. I was right, the issue I got ended up being right in the middle of the story. This is the tale of the murder of a man in a lighthouse. We know who killed him and why right away, but there's still all kinds of mystery going on here. What is the evil genius with no hands looking for? Why is he so willing to kill whoever gets in his way? Are the police of the town ever going to figure out what's going on? What's up with all the poems as lead-ins to individual issues? It's a fascinating and wholly unique book, frankly. I've rarely seen a cast of characters this diverse. You have an insane ballerina, an evil genius, mysterious prophetic twins, a psychic toe that gets stolen, and of course there's the question of what this is all leading up to. My only minor quibble is that we never get to see why some of the minor characters have the motivations that they do… but maybe that's why they're minor characters. All in all, I liked this book a lot. I expected something that took ten years to make to be a lot more fragmented, but that wasn't a bit of a problem here. Check out the website, as there's more stuff there, or if you want a copy click on the link and it's $14.99.

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