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Pales in comparison to Gibson's novels
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018
The artwork in the graphic novel is interesting and would probably be considered on the cutting edge to someone more familiar with graphic illustrators than I am. So I was reading Archangel for the story and concepts. The plot involves another plausible outcome of the nuclear bomb drop on Nagasaki, and reminded me a lot of David Lynch's own take on this in the last series of Twin Peaks. But Lynch's take was much creepier and better than this one. So it kind of fell flat for me. The story seemed highly edited (probably for space) and so just came across as a quick and careless attempt. Disappointing, because I am a huge fan of William Gibson and I value everything he writes, usually reading his books twice because there is so much in them, it take two reads to appreciate the research and nuances. Not so here.