What in the name of Floyd's barber shop did I just read?
So I found this DEAN KOONTZ MANGA at my local library yesterday. I've never read a Dean Koontz novel but I have a vague idea of what genre he writes in and as far I know it had never been conducive to manga. I took it home and read it in about an hour.
I'm not sure why they thought this would make a good manga. The story seems like it would have fit a gritty American comic style a bit better and while I'm not familiar with Koontz's writing style I would think that whatever he brings to a story with his style is obliterated by turning it into a graphic format. (I mean I assume this, he could be a really dry boring writer for all I know.)
The characters seem like they would be interesting when they were described on paper but when drawn as Manga characters they're about as interesting as a bowl of bran flakes. I also do not understand how this person can draw faces so poorly. Again - I'm no great connoisseur of the manga but the faces are just badly draw in some places. Especially Odd. o_o His chin proportions change from scene to scene. The style of this illustrator (just going from this one book, she might have done some other really great stuff that I haven't seen) is SO BORING. The scenes are in a small town made up of generic buildings and houses that are mostly empty except for a two or three pieces of furniture. Annnd all those magazines.
So all and all I don't recommend this book unless you have an hour's time to waste in a Barnes & Noble that you've already read everything in.