Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson
One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular--and notoriously reclusive--author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine... show more
One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular--and notoriously reclusive--author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens. A mysterious and beguiling love story with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal, Sailor Twain is a study in romance, atmosphere, and suspense. Sailor Twain is one of The Washington Post's Top 10 Graphic/Comic Reads of 2012
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 399
Edition language: English
With regards to books made into movies, I almost always favor the source material -- citing the inability of a screenplay in successfully capturing all the details and nuances, and in portraying the descriptions contained in the written word. This, for part of the same reasons, turns me off from gra...
Basically, I just wasn't engaged enough.
Well, damn it, this book made me feel like a dummy. I followed the entire story - even liked it - up until the last quarter or so. The tale turned frantic and somehow I got lost. I'm going to go back and re-read the last 40 pages, maybe I can figure out where the story (not me!) went wrong.
this is just a lovely book, an objet d'art beautifully packaged in a way that's increasingly rare these days. i liked the charcoal drawings in this hardbound graphic novel, particularly the scenic shots of the riverboat on the water very much. the protagonist, captain twain (not, not mark -- this on...
Creepy, different, haunting, weird, even a little disturbing. But original. Some really fantastic artwork. And mermaids!