“And there young man, what do you see?”
It is 1730 when Raphael Pommeroy arrives in the West Indies with his ornithology professor. They’re supposed to be in search of the almost-extinct dodo… but Raphael is quickly entranced with the piratical inhabitants of the island, becoming obsessed with their vision of a world where all people are free and equal.
I really like the way :01 present their graphic novels and this one is no different, good quality heavy paper stock (with a torn effect edging) set off the artwork wonderfully.
For the most part I did enjoy the novel, the characters were varied and interesting, and the story weaves in some nice interesting historical information, and it was most certainly an entertaining read. But, when the it was all over and done and the final page turned (at least of the novel itself). Something was missing. Looking back, nothing much seemed to happen in it, some of the plot threads promised more than they delivered.
This was made up for a little bit by the appendix at the end, which explains some of the facts around which the story is based, and these really did add something to the experience.
But, I was still left with the feeling, that whilst what was there was excellent, it could have been even better.
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