Sarah and David, a young married couple from New York City, arrive to settle near Salamanca, a small Pennsylvania forest village whose unwelcoming inhabitants appear to be protecting a secret and troubled past. Prey to her own childhood demons, as well as chronic anxiety attacks, Sarah discovers that this new life, which was supposed to bring about a fresh start, actuallySarah and David, a young married couple from New York City, arrive to settle near Salamanca, a small Pennsylvania forest village whose unwelcoming inhabitants appear to be protecting a secret and troubled past. Prey to her own childhood demons, as well as chronic anxiety attacks, Sarah discovers that this new life, which was supposed to bring about a fresh start, actually only drastically increases her foreboding. In order to confront her fears, Sarah searches for a truth that will lead her to places where human and supernatural horror arise without warning, quickly and violently....
|Title||:||The Shadows of Salamanca|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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The Shadows of Salamanca Reviews
Sarah and her husband move to an isolated new home near the eerie New England town of Salamanca, her dissociative identity disorder in tow. Sarah and Salamanca both have exceedingly troubled pasts that include murder, rape, and horrific monsters that are only slightly related to the human race. the results of the two coming together: tension served in thick, quivering slabs; tunnels in the cellar discovered and dark pasts exhumed; much mangling of limbs and slaughtering of the unlucky; a grim settling of old scores.the art is in the modern European style, so that means a quite a few panels per page and art that is competent and detailed. that style is necessary to the success of a plot that interestingly juggles multiple narrative stands, each with its own dense, emotionally fraught backstory. the writing by the French Bec is also quite competent; I had no problem with his depiction of Americana in general and an insular small town in particular. he ably and empathetically conveyed Sarah's mental health challenges. and he surprised me at times with moments of menace and amiability in scenes where I'd expect the opposite.unfortunately,SPOILERhe utterly trashed any respect I may have had for him as an author in a mere 4 pages, at the very end (not to mention a doltish epilogue that follows that). apparently he's penned over 50 graphic novels; perhaps it's time to give that pen a rest. doing so much of one thing for so long can make a person unappealingly jaded and cynical, and disinterested in approaching their work with care and intelligence. the stupid cruelty and intensely brutal sadism that Bec delivers to his sympathetic and tragic heroine - and her unborn child - disgusted and infuriated me. the viciousness was beyond belief. not only was it pointlessly and insultingly repulsive, it instantly succeeded in destroying any interest I may have had in reading his other works. I'm not sure I can recall another instance where I've wanted to literally rend a book into bloody pieces upon finishing it. I really had to control myself! but the body is intact and waiting to be delivered to its final resting place. my work's donation shelf? the basement trash bin? a cozy fire in the backyard?hey Bec,(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
Sarah i David su se preselili iz New Yorka u mali gradić Salamancu. Ona bježi od demona iz prošlosti, ne znajući da će ovdje naići na još strašnija čudovišta. Sarah ubrzo shvaća da u Salamanci nešto ne štima - nigdje nema djece, susjedi su veoma čudni, u podrumu svoje kuće pronalazi nekakav tunel... te počne istraživati što se tu dogodilo. Inače ne volim baš nadnaravne hororce, iako ovo i nije bilo toliko strašno, ali ono što me privuklo bio je crtež kojim su sjajno predočene emocije likova, kao i interesantna premisa malog gradića u kojem svi skrivaju jednu kolektivnu tajnu.
With graphic novels should the *'s be for art, story or both?Art 3*, good and sometimes very good, never bad but occasionally confusing.The story starts as a traditional "horror story", almost Steven King/Hollywood but set in Pennsylvania rather than Maine. Then throws in so more traditional "tropes" before ending "strange"? 3*.
That got real disturbing