Flight is not one book but a collection of short stories in the comic book medium.
Now while these writers are (or in the case of its creator and editor Kazu kibushi were) unknowns there is nothing remotely amateur about these, Flight is a treasure chest of imagination almost overflowing with ideas. in the words of Scott McCloud (world renowned comic book expert) these are writes who have learned from their idles and moved one.
And they certainly have learned! on display are some of the cleverest uses of the comic medium ever, some things so subtle that you wouldn't ever know that they were there others using the medium in ways un imagined.
the range of the stories is greater that you would think, they range high adventure to poignant recollection to modern gothic tragedy to visual poetry, but still they all flow together not just seamlessly, but in such a way that they enhance each other.
it is worth reading these stories slowly or re-reading them as you won't take in everything fist time round, Kean Soo's Migrations in particular is well worth analysing it is a great slice of modern art with feeling.
Many of the stories on display have great art but the real point is that comics should be stories told though art, if you are tired of in some graphic novels you seem to have the story parts and the visual art parts Flight will be a welcome relief.
while many of the stories contain flight in some way shape or form that is not what the book is about, the book is so named because it is about the idea of creative flight, and this is I would say the most artistically free book written of a long time, as for breaking barriers down? well this book doesn't need to. It fly's straight over them!
A true heartfelt work of art