Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Anomaly - The Review

Anomaly by Skip Brittenham

I read this book because Harrison Ford said so. And when Harrison Ford tells you to do something, you do it. I should probably clarify by saying I did not actually speak with the man himself, rather his endorsement of this novel was printed on the box it came in, and it piqued my interest. As soon as this book was on the shelf, I checked it out. There’s something about its size and shape that cannot be ignored, and it’s probably the fact that it’s twice as big as any comic I’ve ever read. If you decide to read it, I recommend clearing some desk space. When you open it completely, it’s over two feet wide. While that may seem pretty big, it pales in comparison to the size of the universe within. We’re talking grand scale, multiple races of alien species, and a detailed history of human kind that’s actually transcribed in the book if you care to check it out. All pretty neat stuff. Did I mention it’s pretty? Maybe pretty is the wrong word. Gorgeous, that’s the word I’m looking for. Each page is beautifully illustrated in full color. Even better, the panels are laid out in intricate ways that could probably be studied for days on end if you had the time. But I digress. Let’s move on to the most important detail of all, the story.