Midnight Nation is an incredibly well written graphic novel that works well on many different levels. On one level it’s a very complicated story about hope and the universe, but it’s also the classic struggle between good and evil. David, a police officer who struggles to do what is right, is a very likeable hero, and his guide Laurel is a well written strong woman. The reader is able to connect with them early on, making this graphic novel very hard to put down. The secondary characters are also well crafted. For example, the author could have taken the easy, more predictable way out by making the antagonist purely evil, but he instead gives him layers. The artwork not cartoonish, but instead has a sketchy realistic quality to it that suits the gritty storyline really well.
Midnight Nation is highly recommended for people looking for a story with a little meat on it. I also think it’s also a good gateway book for people that are looking to get into graphic novels, as the story is very easy to get into and hard to put down. I highly recommend this.
Rating: five out of five stars
Length: 304 pages
Source: borrowed from roommate
TBR Pile: 150 books
Similar Books: The trek across America aspect reminds me a lot of Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughn. The people falling through the cracks of society aspect is (as my fiancé mentioned) very Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
Other books I've read by this author: None!
I also finished the audiobook of Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire this week. I'll post my review of that a little later.
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