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Starchild; Awakenings: Signed Paperback – January 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Coppervale Press; Second Edition edition (1995)
  • ASIN: B00244VKUO
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,036,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Kirshenblatt on September 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I bought the Second-printed edition of this book at a Fan Expo last year because it looked like an interesting graphic narrative -- older, mysterious and unknown. But before I go on to some depth on the matter, let me expand on the rating that I gave this book.

Over all and after some thought I've given this book a 3/5. However, there are elements in play that I want to also apply ratings for, much in the way of Del Rey's old Writer's Workshop Critique-system. Here are my ratings for the following:

4/5 for illustration and setting / tone
3/5 for characterization
3/5 for plot

Now, let me get further into depth. The story itself begins with an exegesis of 'story' itself, allowed by some foreshadowing of the events that will come in the main story. For the most part, the beginning of Awakenings is more illustration of text than sequential art and it is easy to lose yourself in the words of that part. You as the reader are not entirely sure what is going on, and the narrative does meander a bit although it also does set the tone of the piece.

As you move into the story proper, it begins with letters between brothers -- Homer who has gone to an old mill in an old wood to do research and his brother Matthew. The plot-pacing is very slow and it is still difficult to discern what is actually going on -- though it does become clearer as the sequential art element is presented through the introduction of Matthew's meeting with Homer and his son Anders (Alexander).

This is where the main legend is told and events do start to become more focused.
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