As a prose short story or novella this might have worked, as a graphic novel...not so much.
The writing in the "story within a story" sections is maybe a bit pretentious-but then I think it's supposed to be-that's just how the protagonist writes/is.
I called it generic but generic isn't a slam on the book - just something that says I really didn't like where it went.
This was good, but suffered from two main problems. First the art, while nicely atmospheric, was too murky and ill defined on some pages and distracted from the story rather than... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Conda V. Douglas
If you're a fan of graphic novels of the dark and gloomy kind, and prose that tends toward cliche and over-writing, this book is for you. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by NewDiane
It is hard to put a finger on why this Vertigo Crime imprint does not work. In the end, it may be that the story that is too convoluted with drawings that are too simplistic. Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by J. Smallridge
"The Bronx Kill" by Peter Milligan was the first graphic novel I've read. I've been intrigued by them for a while and this looked like a great way to dive in. Read morePublished on August 17, 2010 by Amy Goebel Padgett
A four and 1/2 star rating would be more accurate, but you can't give half-stars in amazon. You don't read Vertigo books for the art, but the stories. Read morePublished on July 22, 2010 by The Lone Wolf
...the Bronx Kill definitly pushed almost all my buttons when it came to story, character and resolution. Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by N. S. Michael
New York seems custom-made for murder mysteries. Even its geography lends a hand. With the heavy influence of Dutch words and history felt throughout the city, you find lots of... Read morePublished on June 21, 2010 by GraphicNovelReporter.com
This Graphic Novel offers a cool twist on the usual crime genre elements (a writer does the investigating) and writer Milligan, well know for his comics work, takes us on a tour of... Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by JackFaust77
Every once in a while, you look for something out of comics that's a little more, let's say, literary, and this is what Milligan provides in The Bronx Kill. Read morePublished on June 5, 2010 by SillyMoose