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Great enjoyable book!
on October 28, 2012
My review on this book will focus on 2 aspects: the comic & the pop ups. I'll start off with the pop ups, since that's the main reason I bought this book in the first place. I'm a pop up book collector and I find this book to be a great addition to my collection. it delivers every bit of what is sets out to be. the pop ups are great to look at and slightly exceeded my expectation (I did not set a high expectation for it because i imagined that the book will focus more on the comic rather than its pop up). they are not as complicated as compared to those of robert sabuda & matthew reinhart's pop up, but it's still good and i'd definitely recommend it for pop up book collectors!
now the second aspect of the book, the comic. the graphics are well drawn and i found myself enjoying the whole book. it recounts the story of count dracula (but explained through the perspective of a his lawyer). the comic blends well with the pop ups. the only drawback of the book is the rare disconnection of the plot throughout the whole book. this is partly because the author was trying to cramp a long story of count dracula into the limited pages of a pop up book (pop up books collectors will know that pop up books can only accommodate a couple of pages). thus, the author are forced to choose the main plot points of the story to tell in this book. another drawback of the book is the way the book is read. readers have to be careful to find out how to read the book chronologically (i.e. from left side of the pop up - TOP to BOTTOM; then move on to the main big pop up in the middle of the page; then finally the right side of the pop up - BOTTOM to TOP). this manner of reading was not explained, so some readers may get confused if they did not read in the correct order.
all in all, the book is still very entertaining and i would definitely recommend it! and besides, with the low price offered by amazon, this book is such a good bargain (good value for money)!