The Unwritten, Vol. 3: Dead Man's Knock
The third volume of the critically acclaimed New York Times best selling new series from the Eisner-nominated creative team of Mike Carey and Peter Gross!The fictional adventures of Tommy Taylor are the biggest publishing sensation of the still-young century. And now, years after the last volume,... show more
The third volume of the critically acclaimed New York Times best selling new series from the Eisner-nominated creative team of Mike Carey and Peter Gross!The fictional adventures of Tommy Taylor are the biggest publishing sensation of the still-young century. And now, years after the last volume, Tommy’s creator Wilson Taylor, long missing and believed dead, is unleashing a brand-new Tommy Taylor book upon the world. There’s just none problem: It’s not a new Tommy Taylor book at all. Sinister forces have create a fake book in Wilson’s name, a fraud designed to destroy his literary legacy – and coax the reclusive author of hiding so they can destroy him once and or all. But they didn’t count on Wilson’s most powerful creation: his son, the real Tom Taylor. To unmasks the truth about the new Tommy, Tom must confront some of the darkest secrets that surround him, from the hidden fate of his father to the secret origin of his closest friend to the true nature of his fictional alter ego. Will Tom be able to stop his doppelganger’s return? Or will the publishing event of the decade lead to the end of time?
Publish date: March 29th 2011
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Urban Fantasy
, Books About Books
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
Series: The Unwritten (#3)
It's like Inception and Harry Potter invited a Choose Your Own Adventure book for a sleepover. I'm not completely sold on this series, mostly because it makes the reader do all the imaginative work. I also don't like the main character, so it's been tough for me to muddle through it all. Lizzie Hexa...
I preferred this to the last volume. I am still undecided whether I like this series as a whole. Good and bad. I love the literary nods and the concept of metafiction. How can I not as such a bibliophile? I find the imagination of this series infectious, but there is a lot of meanness with the story...
Another win for Carey and Gross!Even if the book wasn't as it good as it is, it would merit a lot of praise for the "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure" issue that made sense and was shaded enough to overcome the substantial gimmick-factor of the premise.
Worth reading for the choose your own adventure section. Is Lizzie Hexam a mentally disturbed young woman named Jane Waxman or is she actually a character from Our Mutual Friend brought to life? Did Wilson Taylor introduce her to magical means of entering into fictional worlds or did he push her f...
This volume doesn't answer all the questions. However, it also doesn't give me the impression of being lead along by the nose that I got from volume 2. My faith is somewhat restored in the series, and I look forward to reading volume 4.