Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lost at Sea by Bryan O'Malley

Canadian graphic novelist Bryan O'Malley's art kept me turning the pages of Lost At Sea but the plot was a cliched old hat. Main character Raleigh has 'lost her soul.' Flashbacks to being told she was gifted, her parents' divorce, and an online relationship gone bad do little to create sympathy for her, and I kept waiting for O'Malley to reveal something truly cataclysmic in her past that would explain everything. Try his Scott Pilgrim series instead, and then see the upcoming film.