I first heard of The Silver Cord when I saw Kevin Kelly retweet someone’s review of the book. Being a graphic novel fan and a follower of his Wink Books blog, where I’ve discovered several great reads, I figured I should check out The Silver Cord.
@Silver_Cord I’ve reached the end. I’m totally blown away. You don’t read it- you EXPERIENCE it. Phenomenal. I have no words to describe it.
— Zara (@thebook_addict) January 23, 2016
I bought a copy from Amazon last week. My first impression was marked by the sheer size of the book. It’s heavy and huge… in a good way. Thick glossy oversized pages that make you feel like you got your money’s worth. When I started flipping through the pages, the artwork looked a little daunting. Kinda like a geeky fanboy’s wet dream, and it made a little skeptical about what I was getting into.
I don’t want to post any spoilers, so I’ll keep this short. Imagine a graphic novel that looks like the movie Avatar mixed with Robocop and a pinch of Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits. The first half was fantastical, and the second half becomes more mature and improves the story.
Check it out if you’re in the mood for sci-fi fantasy story. It really is something to experience.