Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Book Review: Tabatha by Neil Gibson

When I saw this in the Read Now section of *Netgalley I became super excited. I've been trying to read more comics/graphic novels so I jumped at the chance to read it.

Tabatha is a dark, sick, and twisted tale. Luke an young mailman is also a thief. Using information he collects while out delivering mail he and his friends set out to rob some rich people. What they hadn't counted on was meeting Tabatha. A mad killer soon targets Luke and his friends after they treat Tabatha (a sex doll) as less than a lady. wow. I didn't really know what I was getting into when I read this one. All I can say is it was sick and twisted...and dam did I like it. I couldn't stop reading. Peppered with pop culture references and dark humor this tale was creepy with an extra side of creepy. I don't want to ruin too much of the plot with spoilers but the villain in this is super creepy and sick and twisted and did I mention creepy?

The drawings in this were pretty standard for comics but still really enjoyable. Well as enjoyable as twisted and dark subject matter can get. I love that villain sees things through rose colored glasses and that when they show from his perspective everything takes on a rose tinge. Genius!

This is NOT a comic for children. Older teens and adults only. Very mature subject manner and violence and gore. While there is no sex there is a sex doll and mention of sex acts. If you don't mind blood and gore with minor sexual themes then you should really check this out!

5 out of 5 stars.

* I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion


Anonymous said...

OK for a 14 year old? I read the first issue ( ) and it seems OK but how dark does it get? ,

Melissa Robinson-Arezzi said...

It depends on the 14 year old. It gets a bit darker but if first issue was a problem then it it should be fine. Some parents are more protective than others. I'm open minded but like to warn others. Not every adult/teenager/child is the same. It is always at your own discretion.