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Mike Carey

4.02 of 5 Votes: 5
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http://mikeandpeter.com/
 
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Books by Mike Carey
The Unwritten, Vol. 5: On to Genesis (2012)
language
English
series
4.06 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The Unwritten has been justly compared to Bill Willingham's wonderful twist on Fables, and this equitable finding is just. Scripter Mike Carey has continued to build upon a wide knowledge of literary, popular, and mythic themes undertaken in his approach on the often underrated r...
The Naming of the Beasts (2011)
language
English
series
4.19 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The naming of the Beasts wasn't so much a mystery like the other Felix books, the big bad was set up at the end of the 4th book and we knew what was coming. The book was about Felix trying to free Rafi, and not get killed by Asmodeus. There were some really hard to read parts as ...
The Steel Seraglio (2012)
language
English
4.17 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I am a huge Mike Carey fan and a fan of the Arabian Nights setup, but this book petered out on me. Yes, there are a lot of strong diverse female characters. There are whole chapters of brilliant setting & storytelling. But ultimately the overarching plot became very predictable a...
Nazwanie Bestii (2011)
language
English
series
4.19 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: c2011: FWFTB: demon, Swimming-pool, Succubus, ghosts, murder. IMHO, this was the weakest book of the lot so far. I suppose that there is only a certain amount of time that you can run with a plot device before it gets stale. So, there is resolution of a sort for the longest runni...
Naming Of The Beasts (2000)
language
English
series
4.19 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I love Mike Carey's comic book work, particularly on The Unwritten and Lucifer, but it took a while to really warm to his prose. Not sure why - well, part of it was that the old sub-editor in me wanted to tighten things up here and there. And there was the fact that I was startin...
The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity (2010)
language
English
series
3.8 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I thought this was quite interesting. It seemed to be sharing some of the ideas Alan Moore had in Promethea and League of Extradoniary Gentlemen. It liked the idea of the intermingling of fiction, magic and reality. I like the idea of evil organisations controlling what people re...
The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man (2010)
language
English
series
4.01 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This series is one best read volume after volume after volume, as everything builds on what has come before. It is still enjoyable in singles, but I recommend a binge read in order to keep up with the ever-complicating plot. Mild spoiler: Carey and Gross shocked me with the two d...
The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice (2013)
language
English
4.09 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The core volumes of the series are all much stronger, although it was...interesting...to get a touch of the Tommy Taylor novels themselves. Unfortunately, as described in the main series the Tommy Taylor books hue so closely to so many archetypes that they can't possibly be as co...
The Unwritten, Vol. 7: The Wound (2013)
language
English
series
3.96 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Unwritten enters dangerous territory after the fall of its big bad and the main narrative drive that the last few volumes so satisfying. Tom(my) himself isn't much of a player in this volume so we're left with new leads to keep things moving. Didge is a great addition to the cast...
The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words (2012)
language
English
series
4.15 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: One of the most enjoyable experiences in my life is reading something that takes our regular, mundane world and makes it seem epic and fantastic. Unwritten does that every issue. Stories are weapons, Stories are a way of controlling the masses, stories are power. This book is all...
The Unwritten, Vol. 8: Orpheus in the Underworld (2014)
language
English
series
4.03 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I've been reading The Unwritten in its single issue format from its inception in 2009, but living abroad I've lagged behind by about a year. That said, when I picked back up this time, it was really not an exciting section to find. In these chapters, the story feels as lost as it...
The Unwritten #1: Tommy Taylor y la identidad falsa (2010)
language
English
series
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: ... aaaand that's it. I am hooked.Now I knew that I may like this story: give me meta-fiction, give me intertextuality. I also knew that I like Carey - his Lucifer convinced me that one can write a Sandman spin-off, and I was very much doubtful first. So I tried to reign my expec...
O Inescrito, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor e a Identidade Falsa (2012)
language
English
series
3.8 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Great art and a good story - I'm excited to see where the series goes from here! The inclusion of Rudyard Kipling's story at the end really cinched my curiosity and made me wonder whether this story will take a direction towards addressing the character of Locke and the "faction"...
Tommy Taylor et l'identité factice (The Unwritten - Entre les lignes, #1) (2011)
language
English
series
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I don't usually read comic books or graphic novels or anything like that. This was recommended to me by my neighbor, after I revealed that I like the Harry Potter. I didn't read it for the longest time, but when I did, I was very pleasantly surprised. Lots of obvious riffs on th...
The Unwritten #2: El topo (2011)
language
English
series
4.01 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Carey or his editors should have been more careful with the German translations (and perhaps the French ones, but I don't speak French). But the fact that he dares to use foreign languages in a comic? Yeah! And the story, oh the story; I've been terribly apprehensive when I reali...
Les infiltrés (2011)
language
English
series
4.01 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: 3.5 I think.There's something about this series so far that's stopping me from really enjoying it, and I don't know what that is. I like it well enough, but I don't get that urge to spur me on to read the next one. I think the story barrels along a tad too fast at times, and ther...
O Inescrito, Vol. 2: O Informante (2013)
language
English
series
4.01 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The second volume has more of what I didn't appreciate in the first volume: following the rather slowly paced story of how the main character Tom/Tommy and his friends (the "inside man" joins as the second companion) battle the arch-enemy and seek to understand his origin. Initia...
Ender's Shadow: Command School (2010)
language
English
4.45 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Jonathan DorseyPeriod 44/13/14Review of Ender’s Shadow: Command School The graphic novel Ender’s Shadow: Command School (written by Orson Scott Card) is a science fiction graphic novel taking place in the near future, perhaps 100 years from now. In this society, Earth was attacke...
Lucifer, Book One (2013)
language
English
4.38 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Okay so usually I'm always pretty wary when picking up stuff that involves Lucifer as a character as the writer usually has a tendency to either attempt to 'redeem' Lucifer, make him the hero because no one has EVER thought of doing that before, or go the opposite way and make hi...
The City of Silk and Steel (2013)
language
English
4.17 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Well, this is a tough one to review. On the one hand, I greatly appreciate the effort. The story is wonderful: a group of concubines takes life into their own hands when forced to it, and decides they like it. They build a new life for themselves, a life in which women rule and a...
The Unwritten, Vol. 9: The Unwritten Fables (2014)
language
English
series
3.38 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This volume collects the Unwritten/Fables crossover. I'm only reading Fables in collections I check out from the library, so I don't know if there are Fables issues with this crossover, but this is just Unwritten issues.Having said that, this is almost entirely a Fables story. Th...
The Unwritten, Vol. 4: Leviathan (2011)
language
English
series
4.06 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I really enjoyed this one. When the story moves awake from the fake fictional world into the real fiction I find it much more enjoyable. I really enjoyed the Leviathan story and the way that worked. While not a fan of the "collective unconscious" there were some really interestin...
Faker (2008)
language
English
2.94 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Meh. This one felt really phoned in. The characters really only got distinct and interesting in the last 30 pages -- and by then you didn't care about the angel serum plot device that was driving this whole story. The women in this story were particularly one dimensional (a sl...
The Unwritten, Vol. 3: Dead Man's Knock (2011)
language
English
series
4.05 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: 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...
Tommy Taylor and the War of Words. Writer, Mike Carey (2012)
language
English
series
4.15 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Volume 6 of my graphic novel experience. I was torn by this volume. I really enjoyed the main story that covered Tom Taylor's battle with the Cabal. Two characters end up being eliminated (I think) and a lot gets resolved.What I didn't particularly care for was all the side st...
O Inescrito, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor e a Guerra de Palavras Parte I (2014)
language
English
series
4.15 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The baby goes out with the bathwater here: secrets stand revealed; the reset button is hit; your heart will break.I love how Peter's pencils always continue to develop and transform, whether he's working solo or with a finisher. There's always development in his work, never unrec...
On to Genesis (2012)
language
English
series
4.06 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Yet again, there was not a quick gratifying understanding to be learned from this book. As with volume 3 and 4 the most rewarding part came after having read the book and starting to think about how it was relevant to me (i.e. what aspect of story-telling it is illuminating, what...
O Inescrito, Vol. 5: Ontogênese (2000)
language
English
series
4.06 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I think this is a perfect penultimate chapter to this arc of Unwritten.Backstory is revealed in a really interesting way, Carey's meta meditations on the nature and consequence of stories seems less forced here, and we get a nice change of pace with a focus on a different era.Sor...
The Unwritten, Vol.4 - Leviathan (2011)
language
English
series
4.06 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Ever find yourself liking a book and not knowing where the author is going with the overall story?This is how I find myself now, with this chapter of the Tom Taylor Saga...Great writing. Fun artwork.The story puts us into a new place with Tom and The villians add a new player..Bu...
O Inescrito, Vol. 4: Leviatã (2013)
language
English
series
4.06 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I love the art more and more, especially the gorgeous cover art. The story is easy to follow and the characters' emotions easy to read when they're meant to be, and I rarely get a character confused for another - and then I mean the background characters. With so many comics suff...
The Unwritten #3: El muerto llama a la puerta (2011)
language
English
series
4.05 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I really liked the Pick-A-Story installment in this issue.
review 2: loved the addition of the 'choose your own adventure' - this series is hitting all the formats
O Inescrito, Vol. 3: O Retorno de um Morto (2013)
language
English
series
4.05 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The problem with comics is that I never know how to rate them. Art gets full marks, and the story clips along at a nice pace. This volume suffers a little for the choose-your-own-adventure volume in the middle, which takes you through multiple timelines for Lizzie Hexam, only o...
The Unwritten, Vol. 10: War Stories (2014)
language
English
series
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: So, I just discovered that The Unwritten is ending. This collection is the penultimate volume for the entire series, which will be ending in just a few months. This surprises me. It seems like the series has become a hit, both with readers and critics, so why end it? Fables has r...
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