Eli Katz wrote:Well, I understand your beef with the interviews and solicits ruining the impact of the first issue, but I tried not to consider that when I reviewed it. Instead, I tried to look at just the book, and not get pissed off that the hallucination part was already ruined as a surprise going in. It's true that Morrsion did not make it abundantly clear that the kid's diabetes was triggering the visions, but I assume that will be made clearer as the story develops.
Also, I don't really care if it's a realistic depiction of diabetes or a completely fictionalized version of it. If it adds to the overall story, I'm willing to suspend disbelief. The best Edgar Allan Poe stories--like "Tell-tale Heart" and "The Fall of the House of Usher"--include exaggerated diseases to make the stories even creepier. It's an old plot device and I'm okay with Morrison doing that here, if that is in fact what he's doing.
not really what I was talking about... I was talking about the editor being lazy and worthless. The thing that bugged me most were typos and dropped & odd phrases.
I'm cool with diabetes being the catalyst for whatever is going on, I just don't know how well he understands the disease and having a diabetic mother and grandmother, I am concerned about that (I will research a bit before I rake him over the coals about that though).
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