Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monster on the Hill - Paul's REVIEW

***I was provided an ecopy of this graphic novel via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review***

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Title: Monster on the Hill
Authors:  Rob Harrell 
Year Published: 2013

Synopsis: In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster - much to the townsfolk's delight! Each town's unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is... except for one. Unfortunately, for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn't quite as impressive. In fact, he's a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It's up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling! Monsters of all ages are sure to enjoy this tale about life's challenges, the power of friendship, and creative redemption, packed with epic battles and plenty of wild beasts!

Review: Imagine a world where every town has a "monster on the hill" that not only rampages the town regularly, but is also seen as a local celebrity and attraction. In this graphic novel, one of those monsters is feeling a little under the weather. An old inventor and a young paperboy help him find what he's missing. 

This graphic novel is colorful and the print is large. It was really nice to read on the computer. This story is for all ages. It has the fun and excitement for the younger audience, but some adult humor thrown in there. I think it has the feel of a modern animated film. I could see Ricky Gervais voicing the main monster, Rayburn.

This is a fun, easy read with an interesting world. I would love to see this on the big screen. I give this graphic novel a 4/5.


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