Hey everyone! I know it's been a while and you are probably wondering who I am and why I've popped up in your feed since it's been so long. I'm sorry that I haven't been around on the Internet lately. I don't comment on posts, read a lot of reviews, or even write anything that isn't required for school. Today though I had a few minutes to spare and wanted to do something personal. I love blogging, writing, and sharing my passion for books... its just I'm trying to find a balance to squeeze into college life. I'm on my universities color guard so I've been practicing constantly since band camp in mid-August and I'm juggling having six classes and keeping up with homework. I'm managing as best as I can. I hope none of you have forgotten me completely because I do plan on stopping by when I have the time.:) Here's a review I wrote today! Sadly it was an impromptu DNF, but it's my first review in forever!
Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah by Nicolas Otero
incredibly fascinated by theories that surround Kurt Cobain's
mysterious death. When I saw this graphic novel was available on
Netgalley, I instantly jumped on the opportunity to pick this one up.
Sadly, this novel is not for me.
When it comes to graphic
novels the biggest thing for me is the art. I want to absolutely love
and worship the art. The art should make me want to blow it up and hang
it on my walls, but in this novel's case the art made me want to slam my
laptop shut and stop looking at it. It's grainy, unclear, the faces are
misshapen and not proportional to the human body. There's also one page
dedicated solely to sexual positions of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. I
get that Nirvana and Cobain are symbols for the punk era, but I
honestly don't want to see 101 Sex Positions.
Art Scale: 0
writing itself felt unattached and dissociated. I couldn't find any
reason to keep reading the story because I didn't care about the story
or where the story was going. I was unimpressed and unwilling to waste
my precious time.
Whimsical Writing Scale: 0
I recommend this graphic novel for hardcore fans of Kurt Cobain and
Nirvana because I'm sure that they will be able to appreciate this story
much more than I did.
Cover Thoughts: The cover isn't horrible, but it should've been a hint that the artwork wasn't great.
Thank you, Netgalley and IDW Publishing for providing with me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
So, are any of you in college? Do you have any tips for juggling school and blogging as a college student? Let me know down below in the comments!