The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
Tom Taylor's life was screwed from go. His father created the Tommy Taylor fantasy series, boy-wizard novels with popularity on par with Harry Potter. The problem is Dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom's real life that fans are constantly comparing him to his counterpart, turning... show more
Tom Taylor's life was screwed from go. His father created the Tommy Taylor fantasy series, boy-wizard novels with popularity on par with Harry Potter. The problem is Dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom's real life that fans are constantly comparing him to his counterpart, turning him into the lamest variety of Z-level celebrity. In the final novel, it's even implied that the fictional Tommy will crossover into the real world, giving delusional fans more excuses to harass Tom. When an enormous scandal reveals that Tom might really be a boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a very mysterious, very deadly group that's secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to protect his own life and discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, eventually finding himself at locations all featured on a very special map -- one kept by the deadly group that charts places throughout world history where fictions have impacted and tangibly shaped reality, those stories ranging from famous literary works to folktales to pop culture. And in the process of figuring out what it all means, Tom will find himself having to figure out a huge conspiracy mystery that spans the entirety of the history of fiction.
Publish date: January 12th 2010
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Urban Fantasy
, Books About Books
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
Series: The Unwritten (#1)
The Unwritten strikes me as being somehow 'impressive'. It's hard to clarify what I mean, but the idea of it and the execution was very well done. It delves into the very fruitful literary territory of metafiction, where reality and fiction intersect. I find I truly enjoy metafiction, probably beca...
I bought this from Amazon for my kindle because I saw that either currently or soon there is going to be an Unwritten/Fables crossover. I’ve been reading Fables on and off for years so I want to know about this one when the crossover comes out.Skipping the written introduction, I hate reading intr...
An interesting concept, for sure. The protagonist, Tom Taylor, is the inspiration for his father's Harry Potter-like books. Every day he has to deal with the fact that people confuse him with his fictional counterpart and he just wants to live his own life (though admittedly he does capitulate on hi...
This hovers right between 3 and 4 stars for me. I can't help but think of TV's Archer when reading Tommy Taylor, and maybe that is why I can't hardly take this graphic novel seriously. I think the concept is cool, of stories coming to life in the real world. But then that leads me to why Bill Willin...
Interesting enough that I'd keep reading to see where it goes. The best part for me was the extra chapter about Kipling, Wilde & Clemens though.