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The Unwritten : Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice
by Mike Carey and Peter Gross


Overview - A "New York Times" Bestseller
One of "Publishers Weekly's "Hot Fall Books of 2013
Tom Taylor has lived his life being mistaken for Tommy Taylor, the boy wizard from the world-famous series of novels penned by Tom's long-lost father Wilson.
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More About The Unwritten by Mike Carey; Peter Gross
 
 
 
Overview
A "New York Times" Bestseller
One of "Publishers Weekly's "Hot Fall Books of 2013
Tom Taylor has lived his life being mistaken for Tommy Taylor, the boy wizard from the world-famous series of novels penned by Tom's long-lost father Wilson. However, after a series of strange events start to parallel the lives of both Taylors--fictional and real--Tom realizes that he might be the character on page made flesh.
In this first-ever original graphic novel spinning off from the pages of the critically acclaimed THE UNWRITTEN series, writer Mike Carey explores the origins behind Tom's mysterious powers and the odyssey his father has sent him on.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781401229764
  • ISBN-10: 140122976X
  • Publisher: Vertigo
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Fantasy

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Tommy Taylor’s father destroyed his childhood by penning popular novels about a boy wizard based on his son. In the ongoing Unwritten comic, fantasy literature’s wish-fulfillment machine gets coated in a sardonic darkness reminiscent of Lev Grossman. With this superb standalone graphic novel, Carey and Gross explore the roots of their mythology. The action pivots from the diaries of Tommy’s cold-blooded father, Wilson, to the actual novels that he’s grinding out with mechanistic precision while regarding his baby boy Tommy as nothing more than a publicity tool. The Tommy stories are a clever riff on popular fantasy tropes, mashing up Superman and C.S. Lewis right at the start before kicking straight into Harry Potter–land, with the orphaned boy wizard battling a Voldemortian vampire-wizard with his two best friends at his side. Carey and Gross have the knack for drawing a certain kind of reader in (you know who are) just before flipping back to Wilson’s diaries. If there’s any flaw in this richly rewarding novel, it’s that it romps too long in J.K. Rowling’s playground—one longs to see Carey and Gross take on other genre clichés. Give them time. (Sept.)

 
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