Sunday, June 24, 2018
Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg
This retelling of the Pied Piper in graphic novel format was fine. And I mean that in the most generic way possible for the word "fine". The artwork is nicely done which I would expect for a graphic novel but the storytelling didn't do anything for me. In particular, there were a couple of times where I was thumbing back through the pages to see what I had missed that resulted in us being at this point in the story. I'm not sure what happened toward the end that left Maggie saying she thought she knew the Piper but now didn't know. Yes, the people in town were angry with him after being stirred up by the previous rat catcher, but she didn't much care for the other people in town anyway... At any rate, I wasn't taken with this version nor the elements added to try to explain any holes in the original story.