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Over at Guys Lit Wire: DECELERATE BLUE

My monthly book review for Guys Lit Wire is up today, and it's of the spectacular graphic novel, Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro. It's basically a futuristic Romeo and Juliet retelling set in a hyperkinetic world and featuring a same-sex romance. The entire book is perfection, and a warning. Cannot rave about it enough.

Here's the start of my review:

There's an old English Beat song that ends "faster faster faster faster STOP (I'm dead)". (The name of the song is "I Just Can't Stop It", from an album of the same name.) It turns out to be almost a summary of this amazing dystopian graphic novel, Decelerate Blue, which is set in a hyperkinetic future. In that future, everyone has a chip in their arm and is constantly monitored by "Guarantee", which appears to be an industrial state entity of some sort. Chips are scanned all the time.


There is reference in the book to a novel by "Kent Van Gough", which appears to be a veiled reference to Kurt Vonnegut.

A must for all high-school and public libraries.



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