Cas Lockwood is no ordinary guy- he hunts dead people. People like Anna. Anna dressed in blood. A bRead Review
Critically injured in a motorbike accident, Zara Wilson lies in a coma. She is caught between many worlds: the world of her hospital room and anxious family, and that of her memories and a dream-like fantasy where she searches for her brother Jem. Jem proves elusive but Zara s adventures in her subconscious unlock dark secrets of a troubled childhood. Zara must face up to her past in order to accept her future.
After reading people's reviews on the book and the summery, I think that this story seems like something I would like to have a look at and see if it interests me
This is the novel of a girl trapped in the prison of her mind: she is comatose, and trying to escape. For a while she does not realise this, and on,y runs offer memories of consciousness, while searching for her brother, who she does not yet realise had died in the accident that had put her in this position. This book is combined with comics also, creating a brilliant effect, and making it all the more interesting to read. It is a gooood book. :)
To my eye, language and writing style is essential when you’re dealing with character driven novels. You can get away with average writing in high adventure, plot driven books as the constant activity doesn’t ask the reader to dwell. Novels, such as Broken, hinge on the character’s accessibility and the reader’s ability to connect and empathise. It takes a strong writer to keep the reader engaged with a single character.
I liked the bridging of two genres; graphic novel and traditional story telling. Admittedly it still fared better as a traditional story (it isn’t a fifty-fifty split) then a graphic novel, but beggars and all that. It is a unique concept, which worked well with the underlying plot, with fleshed out characters and a strong writing style. It’s a strong book dealing with the effects of kidnapping without being explicit in detail.