Dislike~ This was me after I’d finished Chapter One: “What the hell. It’s over already?? And on a cliffhanger ending?! Dammit! Oh, but it’s a webcomic. Cool.”
Now I just have to wait impatiently for each page to be released… dammit… again…
Like~ Dark, dark, dark, dark, DARK. Everything about this is dark from the artwork, to the setting, to the characters, to the themes and, as the reader finds out on the very last page *dammit!*, to the motivations. I LOVED that about Starfighter. I’ve no doubt there will be some readers who will find this off putting, especially with regard to the artwork. However, I think its austereness made it even more compelling.
Dislike~ More of a warning~ A few people have mentioned Starfighter reminded them of Broken Boundaries by Evangeline Anderson, which is a story readers tend to love or hate. To be honest, any similarities between the two didn’t even occur to me until the comment was made. This could either be because I suffer from a disease known as obliviousitis or because I never got any sense of the sexual confusion or non-con central to Broken Boundaries from my reading of Starfighter. I will be interested to see what others who’ve read both think about this aspect.
Like~ This might seem a bit silly, but I was really, REALLY pleased Abel didn’t turn out to be a total wimp. Yes, he was uncertain and lacking self-assuredness, particularly when compared to the dominant and aggressive Cain. Yet, he wasn’t a pushover. I know I wouldn’t have enjoyed this graphic novel anywhere near as much if Abel hadn’t stood up to Cain when it mattered.
So, what I think: A must for all those who are fans of dark fantasy/ sci fi/ spec fic. Go read Starfighter now!
‘Tasting’ is my version of a mini-review where I talk a (very) little about what I liked and disliked about a book as well as who I think the story will appeal to. Oh, and I’ve added a bit about why I picked up the book in the first place – sometimes this can be interesting to know.