The Fade out was a completely new reading experience for me, as I have never read a graphic novel before. After seeing a couple of people mention The Fade Out within the book tube community and thought I would give it a go.
[The Plot]: An intricate and groundbreaking crime story on a level Brubaker and Phillips have never tackled before, THE FADE OUT weaves a tangled web through the underbelly of a 1948 Hollywood… A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet’s suspicious death. And a maniacal studio mogul and his security chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters.
As I’ve already said, this was the first graphic novel I’ve read, and to be honest, I was really pleasantly surprised. Being the completely naive person that I am, I always assumed graphic novels were just for super heirs and really ‘geeky’… as if being a 100% bookworm isn’t geeky enough. However, after hearing about a couple on blogs and youtube, I was really interested in the different genres included in graphic novels.
The Fade Out is a very dark and sinister murder mystery story based in 1940s Hollywood. I’ve always been a fan of this time in history and that’s what really attracted me to read this in the first place. And as a fan of crime / thriller books, I think I found the perfect graphic novel to get me started. I really enjoyed the different reading format and the imagery in The Fade Out is really amazing and fits in perfectly with the Noir genre.
I really enjoyed reading The Fade Out and loved how face paced it was. I would love to hear your recommendations in the comment below of any graphic novels you love and think I should pick up.
I rate this book four out of five stars.
Those were just my bookish thoughts, but I would love to hear yours in the comments below.
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