Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book Review | The Last Christmas

Hi There Blogosphere,

So i was recently looking around NetGalley and came across a graphic novel called The Last Christmas. I read the synopsis and it sounded quite intriguing, and then seen that i was able to download a copy (therefore i didn't pay for this book, Thank you NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors)

Created and Written By: Gerry Duggan & Brian Posehn
Release Date: December 3 2013
Published By: Diamond Book Distributors
Pages: 176

Synopsis: The Last Christmas is a graphics novel about Santa Claus - after the apocalypse. A tragedy strikes the north pole, that breaks Santa's heart. Santa turns his back on humanity and worst of all Christmas. The world has been overrun by naughty men but there is still one little boy that still believes in Santa.

But maybe that is the biggest mistake the little boy has ever made!

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

My Thoughts: I LOVED this book! Think Santa Claus meets the apocalypse versus Zombies.

My first thought about this book was it was hilarious! I enjoyed the opening take on Twas the Night Before Christmas. I knew as soon as i read it, this wasn't going to be your typical Christmas story. I found the artwork for The Last Christmas amazing. Everything from the sketch work to the colouring was so well done. The beautiful artwork help pull the story along immensely.

The story itself was hilarious. This is Santa at his worst, Santa that has lost everything, and to be quite honest, Santa as an alcoholic. Without giving away plot points, Santa travels to San Francisco to meet the little boy that still believes. San Francisco has become battered and worn down, and Santa is confronted by Zombies.

There is not much depth to this book, it is absolutely a light read. But this book was filled with one liners from known christmas carols twisted to fit the dry and satirical sense of humor. I enjoyed the narration from the Snowmen, he had a dry wit to him that i giggled at a lot. The elves throughout this remained light and fluffy, the way you imagine elves to be. And well Santa, he was a nasty bugger at times.

This is not your light and fluffy christmas read, and it is not going to be to everyone's humor. So please keep that in mind if you are going to pick up this book. Its gritty and contains violence and at times it can be quite graphic. i wouldn't this book to anyone under the age of 18. But if you enjoy a dry, satirical, post-apocalyptic story, give this book a go.

Until Next Time
May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor

(The Glittery Nerd)

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