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Review: A Frozen World

Written by Rui Esteves on Saturday, March 22 2014 and posted in Blog
Review: A Frozen World
A Frozen World is disturbing story about a barren, industrial, cold city called Irongates. She devours its inhabitants, sucks the life out of them until only misery remains.

In it there are three stories. The first is about a nicotine addicted man that goes through life scavenging the leftovers Irongates allows him to get. That stories leads to the tale of a man that can't cope with the death of his pregnant wife. The last story dwells on the life of a murderer that terrorizes the low-lives of Irongates.

Nick Andors is responsible for all creative aspects of A Frozen World. From time to time a book like this appears, a labor of love that not only tells a tale but also transpires much about its creator and connects to the reader on an intimate level.

Review: A Frozen World
Nick does a great job with the writing. The pace is just right and the dialog are spot on. The overall plot will keep you turning the page, not in anticipation but in searching for closure and a glimmer of hope in this bleak world.

In the art department he keeps the bar high. While its not as flawless as the writing, its still very good, only having a few hiccups here and there, mainly in the details. But above all it fits the dark tone of the book perfectly.

The high contrast black and white style that Nick choose for this book is just perfect. Its filled with realistic and surreal characters that greatly increase the bleak, dramatic and gloomy ambiance. I love how he plays with the panel layout. They're very dynamic and create a conductor line to guide the reader that works very well.

In sum its a very good book, printed in a big format that I liked very much. If you seek an original idea, a different way of telling dystopian stories, than this is just what you need.

Its a pity Nick only sells for the US market, but it you email him, I believe an arrangement can be accomplished.

You can get A Frozen World directly from Nick's website Nick also can be found  on Twitter and Facebook.

Publisher: Eyekon Publishing
Year: 2014
Pages: 120
Authors: Nick Andors
ISBN: 9780989531214

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About the Author - Rui Esteves

Rui Esteves is definitely from Peru and has a blog!  Rui tries to find the good in everyone, which is difficult when he has to work for this hive of scum and villainy, but he makes do.   Rui does so enjoy graphic novels, as evident from the name of his blog:  Reading Graphic Novels, twitter handle: @RGNblog, and Facebook page: rgnblog.


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