Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Little Red Fish (graphic novel) - Paul's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from Rosarium Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*


Title: The Little Red Fish

Author: James Moffitt
Illustrator: Bizhan Khodabandeh
Upcoming Release Date: September 15, 2015

Synopsis: An aquatic reef held down by an oppressive regime of blood-thirsty heron struggles to rise up in this harrowing tale of self-discovery, heritage, and revolution. The Little Red Fish retraces the events of the Iranian Revolution portraying events from the perspective of those actually involved. Part historical text, part guerrilla warfare,The Little Red Fish is a six-part series focused on highlighting an often overlooked part of history. Oh, and there’s that magical orb thing…


Review: This graphic novel is an artistic interpretation of the Iranian Revolution using fish and birds. The art is beautiful. It reminded me of The Sign of the Seahorse by 
Graeme Base. I loved his books as a child and although there is some similar worldbuilding, this is a more adult book. 

If you are more familiar with the historical events this novel reimagines, you will probably enjoy this more than I did. I did enjoy it even in my ignorance. I saw it more as a dystopian story, which it is but with more historical relevance. 

The art is wonderful. There are a lot of great ideas in this first volume. I give this graphic novel a 4/5.


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