I'm a big Moore fan, and when I saw this while screwing around on my Kindle looking for something to read I just clicked buy without much thought.
A graphic novel like this is beyond unreadable on my little Kindle's screen, but I assumed I could just read it on the PC app if that was an issue.
I had some issues with the Kindle app for Windows and trying to best the art in The Griff. Even on my 37" 1920x1080 monitor, it wasn't easy to make out small text in some cases as (probably due to my own lack of knowing the Kindle PC app) there was always a large border around the page being displayed, even in fullscreen mode.
As a result, I'd suggest finding this one on paper if you'd like to read it.
How was it? Well, it was enjoyable enough, it's a quick read, with pretty art and it had some Moore flavor in the dialogue.
As some have written on the print edition's Amazon page, the art and dialog don't always do the best job of working... read more
Decent story, poor execution
By Stephen Hines "pinnick" - August 7, 2011
I have to agree with S. Penrose. The script was probably at least slightly above average, but the artist's execution of it (pun intended) left a lot to be desired. The illustrations were beautiful, but that means nothing when so much is lost in translation and readers are scratching their heads trying to figure out what's going on. The publisher should've had the brains to bring in someone conversant in the comics medium to facilitate this process, especially for an author of Moore's stature.
A swing and a miss!!
By S. Penrose - July 31, 2011
This graphic novel seemed like a home run to me. I'm a huge Christopher Moore fan, having read all but two of his novels and list him as my favorite writer. Add to that the fact that I have been an avid comic book reader for sixteen years. I have often said that many of Moore's works would be perfect for an animated show on the likes of Comedy Central or HBO. That isn't a far stretch from a graphic novel. Here however what I read was lacking so much. Overall, the plot is interesting and a small fraction of the dialogue is Moore-like. The rest is really bad though. There are enormous problems with the timeline as things happen at different times but the reader can't tell that. I kept turning pages and felt pages or panels were missing. Part of that comes from the artist, Jennyson Rosero, who might be a good artist but here proves not a very good story teller. Many of the panels prove hard to decipher what is happening because many of the characters never change facial... read more