Kirkus Reviews has gone and reviewed my Twisted book, and I’m getting the idea they liked what they saw!
A lot of the review is directed toward book buyers and summarizes some of the stories, but here’s a collection of parts where it’s all about the review:
A clever collection of stories and comics by debut author Thompson.
An experienced illustrator and graphic designer, Thompson organizes this flash-fiction book into 28 extremely brief chapters on many subjects and uses both text and spacing to heighten interest. Her artwork tends toward the gory, though the drawings also contain elements of humor. The words themselves are arranged on the page for an atypical and interesting reading experience…Thompson shines at using unexpected or multiple perspectives to breathe new life into conventional tales, with story endings that are surprising and skillfully foreshadowed. This balance between the unpredictable and the expected rewards rereading. Thompson uses amusing chapter titles like “Cleaver Over-Achiever” and “Lobotomy Pie,” and her phrasing is often similarly adroit…the book is an excellent example of its genre and will likely appeal to younger readers.
An assortment of repulsive yet funny chapters makes for a quick and enjoyable read. —Kirkus Reviews
I don’t think some of the words they use to describe the book are entirely accurate, but I’ll focus on that aspect next week. For now, I’m just going to bask in a repulsively positive review!