Wednesday 20 January 2016

Jack the Ripper by François Debois

Jack the Ripper by François Debois
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've completely forgotten to review this graphic novel and I seem to have managed to delete the screencaps that I took (or lost them among all my pics on the computer), But I will soldier on and write a review from that I remember (dear God)...

I find Jack the Ripper fascinating to read about, but let's face it, there are a lot of books, movies etc. dedicated to the world's most famous killer that it's hard to come up with something new. What I enjoyed with this story was the interesting explanation to what caused Jack the Ripper to murder. The second part, which takes place in France, is in my opinion the best part since that shows that there is not one killer loose in the world, but several and you get an explanation to everything. Of course, we had to have a part when the main character, Inspector Frederick Abberline, jumps into bed with a woman he just met. Because some nudity in graphic novels sells.

The art is superb and it's too bad that I can't show it. But it's really that kind of art I want to see when I read a graphic novel that takes place in the Victorian era.

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through Edelweiss for an honest review!