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Christopher Fowler
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I haven't caught up with any graphic novels for a while, so I tried Albert Monteys and Ryan North's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse 5'. It was never a favourite novel of mine, an uneasy and peculiar mix of satire, war memoir, farce and science fiction, but this is a superbly realised project that captures the freewheeling strangeness of the original and actually improves it in places…
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Christopher Fowler
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The year is 1678 - twelve years after the Great Fire has left London's heart in ruins, with the city still overlooked by the severed head of Oliver Cromwell. It's a time when Titus Oates presented his wild-eyed evidence of a Popish plot, the great conspiracy to have King Charles II murdered. Catholic peers were arrested and London was on the alert for Papists lurking around every corner. Into this…
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