Thursday, February 16, 2023

Book Review - The Autumnal by Daniel Kraus


Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, goes to Comfort Notch, New Hampshire after the death of her estranged mother. Upon arriving the idyllic and quaint town, Kat forgets how beautiful her childhood home was. The small town offers Kat and Sybil a loving home and environment than the tough and difficult situation they were in Chicago. However, under the beautiful facade, the town is hiding a dark and insidious secret.

The graphic novel is a dark and horror filled read. The graphic novel was beautifully drawn and nicely detailed. The book was an entertaining read but, at times I struggled with the pace and Kat as a character. The story moved along very slowly and felt choppy at times. I believe this occurred when the issue had ended and the next issue starts but, it didn't feel like a smooth transition. Kat was aggressive at times and  was hard to like as a person. As the story progressed, she did find her voice and work on her bond with her daughter and acknowledging her past. If you are a fan of dark horror graphic novels, you might enjoy this one.

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