Graphic Novel Review: A Glance Backward


Author: Tony Sandova
Illustrator: -
Release Date: 12th May, 2015 (I received an ARC)
Series: -
Genre: Fantasy | Comics | Dark
Edition: ascm file
Pages: 90
Publisher: Magnetic press
Distributer: Diamond Book Distributors 
Source: NetGalley


Eleven-year-old Joey’s world turns inside-out when he finds himself pulled inside the walls of his own home, seemingly trapped in a strange and surreal place. As he searches for a way out, he discovers a myriad of strange, intriguing, and frightening characters, who ultimately lead him to complete the greatest journey of them all: growing up.

A fantastical trip through a strange landscape that explores the changing perspective of a young boy facing adulthood. As surreal as Alice in Wonderland, with a powerful truth underneath it all. This beautifully illustrated, watercolored tale will make readers long for the simplicity of youth while embracing the wonderful complexities of adulthood: RESPONSIBILITY, LOVE, CONSEQUENCE, and ultimately the shocking, inevitable realities of LIFE and DEATH. Written by Pierre Paquet, this honest portrayal of a moment from his own life will take readers to a land of contemplation and adventure.




Before beginning this review I would like to tell you that I hate writing a negative review but at the same time I have strong beliefs about my review being honest to the core. So please don’t hate me for this review.

A Glance Backward is a dark fantasy book that I really din’t like because of it’s weird and odd story line. I hate to say this but I really don’t get why anyone would even want to read anything like this. I’m not a fan of seeing a kid get trapped in weird situations that are illustrated in equally weird and gross scenes.

Right now I can’t even imagine why I even completed this book. It really made me feel sick and hence I give the lowest possible rating of 2 stars (as 1 is only for DNF books.)

More than half of the time I really had no clue as to what the fuck was happening or why the hell did anything happen!

This book really freaked me out and if you want to give it a try and please do so at your own risk. You can understand the level of freak from the cover itself where a plants branches are going through the child’s stomach… What the fuck is that supposed to mean!?

I’ll tell you what, I had a pretty fucked up childhood too, what with my parents’  divorce, but nothing makes me feel like what the child in this book does. It was just an over-exaggerated non-sense!

I will not recommend this book to anyone for I can’t possibly imagine who will want to read about how a weird child suffers all the more weird stuff.

You can also read this review at Goodreads.

Review author:

pics-2 copyHeena Rathore P.

My name is Heena and I’m a freelance writer, blogger and a book-reviewer (and soon-to-be author.)
I’m an introvert, thinker, neat freak (cleanliness OCD), hardcore idealist, fitness junkie, music fanatic, compulsive reader, self-assertive, opinionated, dog lover and an atheist.

Read more about me here.

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