Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Dealing with College and Blogging+ a Review

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!

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 Who Killed Kurt Cobain?: The Story of Boddah by Nicolas Otero
DNF

I'm 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

The 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

Overall, 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!

2 comments:

  1. Don't feel pressured to blog. Reading is good to take yoir mind off homework, but if you don't feel like writing a review that's okay too.

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