Luna Park Free read ✓ 104

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Luna Park Free read ✓ 104 À Alik Strelnikov vive na sombra de Coney Island um mundo de passeios silenciosos e parues de diversões enferrujados ue ridicularizam os seus sonhos de se tornar um herói Há dez anos trocou uma existência brutal no exército Russo pela promessa de se tornar um executor da máf­ia de Brooklyn mas as suas noites são atormPromessa de se tornar um executor da máf­ia de Brooklyn mas as suas noites são atormentadas por pesadelos em ue as atrocidades a ue assistiu na Chechénia se misturam com visões alternativas do passado ue terminam sempre da mesma form. Reason for Reading The Russian historical aspects and the publisher's summary had me intriguedThis is a very difficult book to give a summary as nothing is as it seems but let me tell you what appears to be happening as the book starts Alik Strelnikov is a Russian immigrant who made a deal back in Russia which got him his freedom in America This 'freedom' lead him to working for a second fiddle Russian mob group in Coney Island as an enforcer Here he lives an existence with his girlfriend in an apartment drinking listening to old Russian records and shooting heroin to forget what he has become But he is plagued with dreams nightmares actually the same ones over and over which show him in various situations in different uniforms and he is always afraid These nightmares will take us back in history to pre revolutionary Russia to WWI to the Chechen Wars and back to 1910s New YorkThis is an awesome gripping story The reader has no idea of what is really going on for some time My mind contemplated these dreams as possible flashbacks to past lives psychic visions of the past a tortured man turning his real problems into symbolic messages and finally a simpler consideration the raving dreams of a madman Why he keeps having the dreams is not so important but the recurring themes that they carry are With the ultimate one of betrayal being the most affecting on him Then the book takes an extreme magical or psychedelic turn and one can possibly start to put things together until near the very end when the author hits us with a very subtle reveal we hardly notice it until the final page with it's shocking end I actually stared at the last page for some seconds before the reveal sank in A fabulous endThe writing and the art combine to make a surreal strange semi conscious type of plot This is not going to be a book for everyone Not for the type who like their plots to begin at A and end at Z The plot is incongruous and where it is going the reader cannot grasp until a certain point 23s of the way through This is not a bad thing though I found the book utterly captivating to read It's one of those few books that stand out alone as an I've never read anything uite like it before book The art is fascinatingly done mostly in a palette of terracottas greys and purplish blues that turn into lavenders at lighthearted scenes not that there are many of those If you've ever seen old Communist posters or postage stamps from the era the art reminds me of that style at times Otherwise it matches the mood of the story perfectly

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Alik Strelnikov vive na sombra de Coney Island um mundo de passeios silenciosos e parues de diversões enferrujados ue ridicularizam os seus sonhos de se tornar um herói Há dez anos trocou uma existência brutal no exército Russo pela. Stark dark drawings a strong sorrowful message makes this a must read The immigrant experience no matter where it lands in the scale of years or history shall always be relevant Especially now It's always filled with strife tribulation

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Luna ParkA trágicaNa sua estreia na BD o popular escritor Kevin Baker alia se ao ilustrador croata Danijel Zezelj para criar uma novela gráf­ica perturbadora ue marca o regresso de Baker a Coney Island cenário da sua aclamada trilogia Dreamlan. 090411 this is what great graphic work can do that no other medium does intense horrific visuals no hard working through text the darkness is literal no uickly passing scenes as in film you can look you can build the horror you can never escape the narrative is gripping the artwork is beautiful the layers of images like the best film immediate and overwhelming as images in robbe grillet great work