Thursday, May 30, 2019
"The Grand Abyss Hotel," is Wonderfully Strange and Disorienting
Were I to say this book has any flaw, it would be that it has a wide-range of ambition and only so much space to cover a whole lot of talking-points. Certain questions are left unanswered (we never learn the identity of the masked-man at the book's start who goes and kicks off a great degree of violent uprising, to name one mystery) and the book has a somewhat optimistic ending considering how bleak things are for much of the graphic novel. That said, I'd rather read a book full of ideas and initiative which tries to cram as much as possible into its pages than something bland, and this book is massively creative in the best kind of way.
5 out of 5 stars.