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Book #9 - Faker by Mike Carey/Jock

Title: Faker
Author/Illustrator: Mike Carey/Jock
Genre: Comic/Graphic Novel
Publisher: Vertigo Comics

This book collects issues 1-6 of a Vertigo Comics mini-series.

Freshman year of college is the ultimate time for reinvention -- except when you can't physically justify why you even exist. This is the case for Nick Philo. The only thing that reassures him that he's not going crazy is that his best friends seem to know him. Or do they?

Chock full of ruthless characters with hidden agendas, this graphic novel proves that if you're up for it, you can lie, cheat and fake your way through almost anything.

(blurb from goodreads)

I read this as part of my ‘read everything by Mike Carey that I can find in my library’ goal and it is…interesting. Very different from anything else that he’s written that I’ve read.

It’s true that the characters are all ruthless, bar perhaps one or two of them.

The ending…well, I’m not sure how it could have ended differently, really, given what the setup was but…it didn’t sit particularly well with me. The reason for that is what happens to the characters: I don’t like what becomes of my favourite two.

This book did provide my first-ever ‘what the f*** did I just read’ moment, though, at about the end of issue four or five.

I guess it’s not bad, but I also think it’s not particularly my cup of tea.

I know I've added a lot of different tags, but I think I can explain why I used each one. Feel free to ask.
Tags: cartoon, conspiracy fiction, dark fantasy, dreaming, fantasy, graphic novel, gritty, horror, love, ominous, psychiatry, romance, sci-fi, sexual violence, suspense, teen lit

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