Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Book Review: Sin Titulo

Sin Titulo Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sin Titulo is quoted - lauded - by many critics as a surrealist masterpiece. Call me a killjoy, but I think there's a fine line between "surreal" and "I have no idea what's going on anymore." There's simply too much happening too quickly, and too many things that don't connect, leading to an ending that isn't very satisfying. You're left with the constant feel that the story is constricted and was capable of being more than it wound up being, and nothing pains me more than reading someone who clearly has talent rush themselves.

At first, I was ready to excuse some of Sin Titulo's rushed feel due to it being a single graphic novel, and now restrictive such a format can be to work with. However, learning this was initially a webcomic, meaning the author had all the time and pages in the world to create the original story, destroys that excuse and makes me knock another star off this book's total.