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Book Title: Demo, Vol. 2|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 23.71 MB
v The author of the book: Brian Wood
Date of issue: March 29th 2011
ISBN 13: 9781401229955
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Read full description of the books Demo, Vol. 2:I tried to read this once before, but I think I got stuck after reading the first two stories. The first just seemed so predictable, so precious. The second seemed so pointlessly brutal and lacking anything to empathise with.
By the fourth story it's finally feeling like something worth reading, so I've slogged through the rest. At the end of it all though, I feel cheated somehow - like for all the hype there should've been a more profound experience in reading this, no?
I didn't learn anything new about humanity, and I'm pretty sure this doesn't give me any real insight into the author's experiences in life. I think the problem I have with these stories is that while they're clever (interesting bits of imagination), there's nothing particularly *real*, connected or insightful about the stories. I am the same man after reading them than I was before, and I don't feel like I've connected with a greater part of people or actual kinds of experiences that they may be having (even in the little moments in these stories *between* the weirdness). This is almost like Wood had an absentee editor while writing this stuff, who never challenged him to "tighten this material up" or "find a way to connect with your readers". I know I'm overdoing the point now, but when I end something feeling this empty, I want to understand why.
Compare this book with something like Clive Barker's early works - also quite imaginative and not in any way representing events that have ever happened to people (at least I don't think so). The difference is, I got to know many of the characters - their dreams, their fears, their broken ways of dealing with weird and bizarre sh*t. And the events seemed to give us a richer, deeper mirror in which to reflect out the world's universal oddities.
I'd love to see Wood's back stories to these stories - there would be something much more interesting to me, to see the crevices in which the details hid, and know more about these 'blank' people that stiffly inhabit the tales in this book.
Read information about the authorrian Wood is a twenty-year veteran of the comic book industry, and the creator/co-creator and writer of numerous titles, including DMZ, The Massive, Channel Zero, Demo, The Couriers, Northlanders, Rebels, Starve, and Briggs Land.
His work on licensed properties includes Star Wars, The X-Men, Conan The Barbarian, EVE: Online, Supernatural, and Aliens.
He co-wrote the video game screenplay for 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, and is currently writing and producing the television adaptation of his Briggs Land series for AMC TV.
He is most known for work dealing with near-future world building, but also for historical fiction, military sci-fi, and female-friendly YA, all with strong identity and socio-political themes.
Brian lives in Brooklyn, NYC with his family.
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