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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

28 Days Later: London Calling by Michael Alan Nelson, Declan Shalvey, and Nick Filardi

Title: 28 Days Later: London Calling
Creator: Michael Alan Nelson (writer), Declan Shalvey (artist), & Nick Filardi (colorist)
Age Group: Older Teens
Series is: Ongoing with 12 volumes
Volume(s) Reviewing: 1
My Rating: 3/5

The comic series pick up where the movie 28 Days Later left off. Following only Selena, she ends up in Norway at a refugee camp. Clint, a reporter, requests her to be a guide as he plans to head back into London which is quarantined. She reluctantly agrees to go and with a team of people, they journey back to the infested capital.

Mistrust, death, and zombies, 28 Days Later: London Calling is a start of a new adventure!

First time reading a full comic book, 28 Days Later is not a bad read. With a dark atmosphere, everything is drawn with lots of shadows and dark colours. I wasn't very fond with the mood because I felt it was too grim for my liking. There's plenty of gore but I didn't find them to be explicit, just enough for a zombie comic.

Although not focused upon, you could see a glimpse of Selena's past before the infection spread. I can't say the plot completely held my attention but enough that I could finish it. The characters are defined and in this situation, they act like any normal person would with conflicted feelings. I admire Selena's ability to feel indifferent to the things that happen around her.

28 Days Later: London Calling is recommended to those who highly enjoyed the first movie. It sets off the same sort of environment except in comic book form. I personally will not look into the next volume. It's not that I dislike it, there is not enough drive for me to continue on.

Review copy provided by HarperCollins Canada.

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