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Bondage and Burden: Memory Collectors Review

Bondage and Burden: Memory Collectors Review

Menton3 crafts another visual masterpiece, but stumbles about his story.




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Memory Collectors is the peculiar brainchild, of the peculiar brain, conjured by the peculiar Menton3.

Visually, the work is truly a piece to behold, as each page and panel is painstakingly crafted in such a manner that it demands awe. But, I feel, the visual mastery burdens the literary component heavily. The work is so painstaking and labor heavy that it must take a great deal of effort. Menton3 uses a heavy narrative format, in which whole pages are filled with semi-sensical ramblings in a rather desperate effort to fill the story with a deeper meaning and a narrative richness. Sadly it falls flat. As pages drift by with wondrous works of art, the tale woven in between the visual grandeur seems to decay beneath its own weight.

The book is set to wrap up after its third installment, and two books in, I still have little to no clue what it is I am reading. I want to appreciate the story. There seems to be a true essence lingering among the pages, but with so little runway, it feels as if this book will not get a chance to truly take off.

Menton3 is crafting a book of visual art, but I wish the writing duties had been left to another, as the pacing and direction feel drunken and tragic. In summation, the art will invoke chills and wonder, but the story itself is a scattered mess, and I fear there will not be enough time to collect and compose itself by the tale’s end.

I don’t usually break up my ratings but…

Visual 5 out of 5.

Narrative 1 ½ out of 5.
 





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He was born in the swamps of Louisiana, where he spent his days punching gators in the crotch and funneling gumbo til his eyes bled. Then one day, a powerful foreign entity dragged him across several state lines, and tethered him to the Colorado Rockies, where he lives in perpetual fear of freezing to death and there is nary a gator crotch in sight for punching. Now he hides inside, dreading snow flurries, and hammering away reviews and non-nonsensical ramblings for the outhouse overlords (cuz apparently someone saw fit to lord over outhouses). 


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