Sunday, October 30, 2016
Review: The Sculptor
By Scott McCloud
Genre Adult Graphic Novel
David Smith a struggling artist has just made a deal with Death. Given the ability to sculpt anything with his bare hands he only has 200 days left to live. Can he make a name for himself before time runs out? Finding the love of his life wasn't in the plans either but the deal is made and there's no going back.
I thought it would be fun to share the first page of the book for the first sentence.
I've never read a graphic novel that blew me away. I always feel very "meh" about them. The only reason I voluntarily read this book was because the cover intrigued me and I needed a quick book for the readathon to make me feel like I was accomplishing something.
I loved this book, guys! I can finally see what people love about graphic novels.
The story was fascinating. At first, while I could see where the MC was coming from, I struggled with his mopey attitude. I loved watching him own up to his mistakes, learn to quit running away and figure out what really matters in life. I cried at the end. It was so beautiful.
The graphics were great too, of course. While I'm more about the story and tend to rush through graphic novels without really looking at the pictures, I was forced to look in this one. They were fascinating. I think it helped that the MC was an artist. I loved looking at his sculptures.
I'm so very glad I picked this one up. I might become a graphic novel fan yet.
Should you read it?
I thought it was a beautiful story that would be worth anyone's time.