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Bad Machinery Vol. 2: The Case of the Good Boy Kindle & comiXology
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|Length: 136 pages|
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Top Customer Reviews
He has a knack for nostalgic character driven humour (if that's a thing) and a gift for writing story arcs that will keep readers enthralled to the very end - and then have them coming back for more.
Buy this, you wont be disappointed.
John Allison has outdone himself with this sumptuous volume, adding and revising artwork for the print edition.
I would recommed this book for everyone who has ever been to school, from reminiscing adults to younger people- this is guaranteed to drag you away from your smartphone while you enoy its depths.
Oh... and keep an eye out for aliens.
The books are very special. They have extra content and come in a glorious quality finish that made my day. "What is this large package I have received?", I wondered. Then I opened it, and thanked myself for buying myself such a wonderful gift.
It made me smile all day. Then I read it and it made my smile last for 1½ days more. Then my father picked them up and thought they were great too.
Mr Allison has a fine ear for dialogue. His writing manages to be amusing and yet it's not afraid to become surprisingly dark when the need arises; his drawing style is fluid and light and so effortlessly self-assured that I'm continuously awestruck, and his characters - Charlotte, Shauna, Mildred, Jack, Linton and Sonny - have become firm favourites of mine. While this adventure includes a bunch of young people with a clever dog and the action involves a visit to a fairground, this isn't Scooby Doo and the solution *isn't* always that it was old Mr Simpkins, the caretaker, who did it. In the Bad Machinery universe, things that go bump in the night sometimes turn out to REALLY BE things that go bump in the night...
This is a self-contained adventure weaving together a number of paranormal phenomena (from magic pencils to strange things lurking in the undergrowth) which our plucky pals must unravel whilst dealing with more pressing issues such as bullying, friendship, video games and having to babysit annoying younger siblings. It's all delivered with bucketloads of aplomb. And it's presented in large format on fine, glossy paper rendered in glorious colour that really shows off the artwork to best effect.
Oh - and this adventure is set after "The Case of the Team Spirit" (which, if you haven't read, you should also buy). They both deserve a place in your graphics novel collection.
This particular story, "The Case of the Good Boy" is a fine yarn. The characters and setting having been well established by the first volume, this second case allows Allison to develop the relationships between the teenage sleuths. Allison is the master of consistently providing lashings of humour in every strip without at all sacrificing the demands of the narrative. I would highly recommend The Case of the Good Boy to just about anyone.
In The Case of the Good Boy (as with all the Bad Machinery stories) there's mysteries, a magic pencil, mild peril and the crippling embarrassment of being young and at school. If you've never read any of John Allison's work before, now is a perfect time to start with this entertaining and heartfelt, oddly English collection.
I would recommend them to anyone, and the joy of book form is that you can sit at home, reading, eating cake, and with tea coming down your nose as you snort uncontrollably at EVERY SINGLE PANEL, and no-one can see you dripping beverages onto your tea-short via your nostrils.
It doesn't get any better than this
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is the second collection of strips from John Allison's web comic "Bad Machinery", which is itself a spinoff from his earlier online strip "Scary Go... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ancient Mariner
I think Allison has really hit his stride with Bad Machinery - as ever, each page is packed with the characteristic sparkly dialogue and expressive, loose visual style, but the... Read morePublished on 3 July 2014 by A. Fair
This book is great. I am looking forward to John Allison catching up with his massive backlog of incredibly good web comics.Published on 30 Jun. 2014 by Chris Williams
Very funny book. Lots of nice extra pages not in the original webcomic. I would recommend this book to all my friends across many ages. All pages are colourful and well printed.Published on 30 Jun. 2014 by Georgia
'Bad Machinery' is a sharp, warm-spirited mystery-comedy-school story that is a delight to read. It's as if Hilary McKay and Kate Beaton decided to make a comic based on a few... Read morePublished on 18 Jun. 2014 by Tom Clare
Want more drool arff woofle. Excellent stuff - bought and read this and it's predecessor on the same day I first heard of bad machineryPublished on 11 Jun. 2014 by RSRJ
I love the Bad Machinery series. Super artwork, crazy mystery story lines, knowingly funny 'coming-of-age' themes and some wonderful characters. Read morePublished on 11 Jun. 2014 by Chris Buchanan
I have never bought one of John's books (I'm poor), but I've been reading his stuff for a decade. If you tend to enjoy an extremely clever, and usually heartwarming, read, help Mr. Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2014 by Dane McGuire
Always excellent and continuously inventive, John Allison never fails to deliver. This volume is no exception. Cannot recommend too highly.Published on 7 Jun. 2014 by S J Litchfield
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