Category Archives: dystopian

The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

With Four Volumes now, it was beginning to feel like the series would only be about the kids planning to escape and then getting foiled by Mom. But with volume 4, we finally get some major plot advancements as all … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland Volume 2 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu

With each volume, I can’t help but remember the oppressive claustrophobia of Hunger Games and the feeling of futility and hopelessness warring against the struggle just to survive. Of course, after three volumes we really only know about the small … Continue reading

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Whisper by Lynette Noni

Reading Whisper was one of the most frustrating experiences: it started intruiguingly enough but then greatly went down hill with each subsequent chapter. A simple unreliable narrator first person tale that might have been edgy turned into a low grade … Continue reading

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Niourk by Stefan Wul and Olivier Vatine

From the 1930s to the 1950s, we saw dystopian become the hallmark of the new view of the future: from Brave New World to 1984, Fahrenheit 451 to Atlas Shrugged. In 1957, a French dental surgeon wrote several science fiction … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland Volume 2 by Kaiu Shiru

This story continues to surprise as the kids slowly but surely develop their plan of escape. The horror wasn’t as pronounced in these chapters; what we have instead are a series of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ type of investigating and plotting. But … Continue reading

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Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender, Sean Gordon Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth, Rus Wooton

Tokyo Ghost takes many modern inspirations and combines them into one fairly seamless story. From A Clockwork Orange to Princess Mononoke, Nineteen Eighty Four to Idiocracy, author Remender takes us to a dystopian hell where technology has run rampant and … Continue reading

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Children of the Wales Volume 1 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales is about as close to a Miyazaki movie as you are going to get. From the character designs, to the subtle characterizations, the random fantasyish setting, the innocence of children and machinations of adults, the intrusion … Continue reading

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