Tuesday, May 03, 2005

City of Light, City of Dark: a comic book novel

Recently I had a pile of new books on my desk. One of those books was actually published in 1993, though. The book is City of Light, City of Dark: a comic book novel by Avi with illustrations by Brian Floca (who has illustrated other Avi books.)

The story is a fast read but fascinating because it's a fictional story about how a city gets it light ... from a mysterious source that must be replenished each year. One man tries to gain the power from these beings but in his attempt, he becomes blinded and becomes obsessed with finding the source.

It's definitely a page-turner. If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself!