Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Graphic Novel Review: Snapshot by Andy Diggle

Snapshot (Snapshot, #1)Snapshot by Andy Diggle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jake Dobson was on his way to work when he found a cell phone at the park. He took it with him and when he later checked the contents, he saw pictures of a dead man. Unwittingly, he gets involved in a ruthless conspiracy of greed and murder. Soon, he is running for his life as dead bodies start piling around him. Will Jake escape with his life or will he fall victim of the greed of others.

Snapshot is a stark and gritty graphic novel with black and white artwork. The imagery is very cinematic and reminds me of the violence and grittiness of Scorsese. The artwork reflects the motion of violence and the desperation of the characters that are trying to escape. The art works well with the story and tries to further engage the reader with the hopelessness of it all.

I liked the story but I think it progressed far too quickly and too conveniently. This all happens in one day and we have this kid stumbling upon this gigantic conspiracy formed of powerful and ruthless men and women. Although the back story is there, the characters lack depth as they stumble upon convenient plot lines and clues.

A good and interesting read. Don't really know if I care to know what happens next.

*Note: I received this book from NetGalley for the purpose of a review.

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