woensdag 3 april 2013

50 Books Challenge 2013 - # 11: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller (Sin City # 1)

Title: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City # 1)
Author: Frank Miller
Story: It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn't care. There's an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie's dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she's been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame . . .
Start: april 1st 2013
End: april 2nd 2013
Comment: I couldn't have started this month better. My brother lend this book to me and when I started reading, I had to continue. Off course I saw the movie and this first story is featured in it. "The Hard Goodbye" is sort of a noir detective story, but with Marv as the 'detective'. He's the protagonist of the story. He's not superpowered, but takes an unrealistic amount of injury without dying, and does a few impossible things through sheer brute force and blind determination. And all for one reason: finding the killer of Goldie, the woman who gave him the night of his life. Frank Miller's style is fantastic. It's all in black and white, but there is so much detail in some drawings. You would think you need at least one other color to make it more detailed, but Miller did it his way. And I'm glad he did. It's absolutely sublime how he created this comic. Although this novel is extremely violent, it's a must for every graphic novel fan. Now I love the movie even more, because it stayed so closed to Miller's comic.
Rating: 5/ 5

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