I was recommended this by a friend and got a copy from the library. It's a very strange but very good graphic novel. It's one that's half teen coming of age half horror. I guess the closest thing to it would be wet moon, but instead of adorable young goths and emos this is full of early/mid seventies teens. Teenagers who have sex get hideous mutations. It's an STD that transforms you. At first it seems like it's fatal, that it forces you out of normal society. But as the book progresses and more and more drugs are consummed by the teens it just ceases to be horror and becomes a metaphor for teens who go and have sex and do drugs. It's not at all preachy though. It's, despite the horror, quite realistic and a very good way of showing the fear and uncertainity of being a teen. How some through their lives away and some pull through, in a quite gruesome and atmospheric kinda way. (There's an adorable part where one of the girls whose become a monster gets quite horrified by her friend whose into Bowie - they listen to Diamond dogs which I guess dates the story to 1974). The other part that I really liked was that it was set in Seattle, and the monster kids hung out behind Ravenna park. I really enjoyed this book. I think I will definitely end up buying my own copy as I'm sure I'm going to want to read it again....Continua
mutazioni: speravo ce ne fossero di più
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da wikipedia eng:
"It was published as a 12-issue comic book limited series between 1995 and 2005. [...] A compiled hardcover volume was released by Pantheon Books in 2005. This collected edition, however, lacks many pages that were included in the first publication- the ones that showed some characters' faces. These pages are considered by some critics to be essential."
Credo che la Coconino abbia tradotto proprio quest'ultima versione.