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Fantastic Writing, Superb Artwork, A Great Buy!
on 5 April 2009
I'd read a few reviews of Aetheric Mechanics, so I knew a little about the general plot and was interested enough to order it, assuming that it would be a reasonable read - yet what I got was a book full of surprises, ingenuity, classical literary references, clues and a stunning denouement. All I can hope is that there will be more from Warren Ellis based in the world he has created here, but if not, he has successfully squeezed a couple of hundred pages worth of ideas into a mere 48 page Novella - which is a sign of genuinely great writing. The art, too, is a perfect fit, with each panel showing a genuine love and affection for the story and hundreds of tiny details that you can go back and absorb time after time. Aetheric Mechanics will sit proudly on my shelf. How do more people not know about this? In an age where the demand for Graphic Novels is possibly greater than ever, there are so many books out there that sometimes a classic can get lost in the multitude of movie tie-ins, big company `event' specials and indie favourites. This is one of those classics. Don't let it pass you by - this is a book you will be glad you hunted down and hopefully, over time, will get the clamour and attention it deserves. Fantastic.