A Sickness in the Family

A Sickness in the Family

Book - 2010
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Publisher: New York : Vertigo Crime/DC Comics, ©2010
ISBN: 9781401210816
Characteristics: 180 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Robins, Clem
Fuso, Antonio

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Nakkid
Jan 03, 2014

Great book with a truly shocking ending! I have to be honest, I really didn't see it coming. The only problem is, if you go back and review the facts from the beginning, the ending doesn't actually make sense. So my advice for readers would be not to overthink the story/facts. Other than that, the book is really good. The characters, except for the main one, are kind of hard to sympathize, but regardless, they help create the atmosphere of bitter resentment coursing through their family. The book is very grim and depressing, but in a very good way. It sucks you into the story, and I found it very hard to put down. One other problem I had with the book, though, was that there are two minor characters introduced in the first chapter, but they are gone after that. I found those characters' story to be interesting, and I wish they were kept around a bit longer.

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DeltaQueen50
Jun 12, 2012

Denise Mina is one of the leaders of Scotland’s Tartan Noir genre and her stories generally fall to the dark side. In A Sickness in the Family, she continues the tradition. A graphic novel with artwork by Antonio Fuso, this is one from the Vertigo series of crime stories by various authors, which includes one by Ian Rankin. In shades of black, white and grey, this twisted tale slowly reveals the dark undercurrents of one family.

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Jan 03, 2014

Nakkid thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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