The Unwritten, Vol. 7: The Wound

The Unwritten, Vol. 7: The Wound

The War of Words is over, but the real world and fictional world are both in turmoil, and the damage seems to be spreading. When a rash of mysterious disappearances catches the eye of young detective Didge Patterson, it becomes apparent that the cult known as The Church of Tommy is involved. Can Tommy heal "The Wound" before the real and fictional worlds crumble? ...

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Title:The Unwritten, Vol. 7: The Wound
Author:Mike Carey
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ISBN:The Unwritten, Volume 7: The Wound
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

The Unwritten, Vol. 7: The Wound Reviews

  • Jeff Raymond
    Apr 10, 2013

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

  • Steven
    Jan 21, 2013

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

  • Chantaal
    Jan 17, 2014

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

  • Teresa
    Jun 30, 2013

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

  • Craig
    Mar 14, 2013

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

  • Ryan Mishap
    Feb 24, 2013

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

  • Ashley
    Oct 27, 2012

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

  • Cathy
    Dec 18, 2012

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

  • Anne
    May 08, 2017

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

  • Callie Rose Tyler
    May 05, 2013

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

  • GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
    Mar 29, 2015

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

  • Devann
    Mar 14, 2018

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

  • Dakota Morgan
    Oct 17, 2018

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

  • Matt
    Jun 25, 2017

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

    This volume did a good job of not focusing on the main character. The only one whose destiny I'm interested in. The secondary characters and events get their chance in the spotlight, so reading it felt like swimming upstream. It added to the grand story all the details I couldn't care ...

    SHORT REVIEW: Setting is often as much of a character in a story as the people are. As an Australian from the area where the bulk of this story arc is set, I found a lot to be offended by in this volume. It must have been very poorly researched to deliver this woeful representation of...

    More wallopingly good Tom(my) Taylor fare. This time we see the world beginning to atrophy as stories begin to dissolve - permanently. The strands of Wilson?s story begin to wrap together (Wilson bs Pauly, for example -resolved in one excellent page) but the future remains unknown. T...

    Collects The Unwritten issues #36-41 I hope I'm wrong, but this volume had the distinct feeling of starting something new. It is as if the writer wrapped up the majority of his story with the last volume, and now this volume starts to take the story into a new direction. Yes, it is ...

  • Paula Lyle
    Feb 17, 2018

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

    This volume did a good job of not focusing on the main character. The only one whose destiny I'm interested in. The secondary characters and events get their chance in the spotlight, so reading it felt like swimming upstream. It added to the grand story all the details I couldn't care ...

    SHORT REVIEW: Setting is often as much of a character in a story as the people are. As an Australian from the area where the bulk of this story arc is set, I found a lot to be offended by in this volume. It must have been very poorly researched to deliver this woeful representation of...

    More wallopingly good Tom(my) Taylor fare. This time we see the world beginning to atrophy as stories begin to dissolve - permanently. The strands of Wilson?s story begin to wrap together (Wilson bs Pauly, for example -resolved in one excellent page) but the future remains unknown. T...

    Collects The Unwritten issues #36-41 I hope I'm wrong, but this volume had the distinct feeling of starting something new. It is as if the writer wrapped up the majority of his story with the last volume, and now this volume starts to take the story into a new direction. Yes, it is ...

    After the action of the last volume, this one was a bit slower and introduced several new characters and new plot threads. I like the Australian cop and how awesome Richie has become. Tom makes a good point about stories that I liked. ...the stories about us are stronger than we are...

    You have to be a reader to fully appreciate these books. The references, the characters, the plot twists, the imagery; these are all only fully appreciated by the well read. Luckily, I would like to consider myself one of them. Brilliant plot, cruel twists, funny, violent, but in a epi...

    Mike Carey and Peter Gross continue their epic run. This volume had the unenviable task of coming after the mega battle of the last volume. While there are some high points, the volume was a little slow. The scene shifts to new locales and we are still very much in the dark around many...

    Everybody hates Tom, which is kind of confusing. If anyone seems to be a victim of circumstances it is Tom, so how can he be blamed by so many people? With Pullman dead the "enemy" seems to be lacking a face and a purpose. I understand that Tom wants to find Lexie (who isn't even in th...

  • Sesana
    Feb 21, 2014

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

  • Jim
    Mar 12, 2013

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

  • Russio
    Apr 03, 2018

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

    This volume did a good job of not focusing on the main character. The only one whose destiny I'm interested in. The secondary characters and events get their chance in the spotlight, so reading it felt like swimming upstream. It added to the grand story all the details I couldn't care ...

    SHORT REVIEW: Setting is often as much of a character in a story as the people are. As an Australian from the area where the bulk of this story arc is set, I found a lot to be offended by in this volume. It must have been very poorly researched to deliver this woeful representation of...

    More wallopingly good Tom(my) Taylor fare. This time we see the world beginning to atrophy as stories begin to dissolve - permanently. The strands of Wilson?s story begin to wrap together (Wilson bs Pauly, for example -resolved in one excellent page) but the future remains unknown. T...

  • Emkoshka
    Feb 22, 2015

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

  • Sean
    May 04, 2018

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

    This volume did a good job of not focusing on the main character. The only one whose destiny I'm interested in. The secondary characters and events get their chance in the spotlight, so reading it felt like swimming upstream. It added to the grand story all the details I couldn't care ...

    SHORT REVIEW: Setting is often as much of a character in a story as the people are. As an Australian from the area where the bulk of this story arc is set, I found a lot to be offended by in this volume. It must have been very poorly researched to deliver this woeful representation of...

    More wallopingly good Tom(my) Taylor fare. This time we see the world beginning to atrophy as stories begin to dissolve - permanently. The strands of Wilson?s story begin to wrap together (Wilson bs Pauly, for example -resolved in one excellent page) but the future remains unknown. T...

    Collects The Unwritten issues #36-41 I hope I'm wrong, but this volume had the distinct feeling of starting something new. It is as if the writer wrapped up the majority of his story with the last volume, and now this volume starts to take the story into a new direction. Yes, it is ...

    After the action of the last volume, this one was a bit slower and introduced several new characters and new plot threads. I like the Australian cop and how awesome Richie has become. Tom makes a good point about stories that I liked. ...the stories about us are stronger than we are...

    You have to be a reader to fully appreciate these books. The references, the characters, the plot twists, the imagery; these are all only fully appreciated by the well read. Luckily, I would like to consider myself one of them. Brilliant plot, cruel twists, funny, violent, but in a epi...

    Mike Carey and Peter Gross continue their epic run. This volume had the unenviable task of coming after the mega battle of the last volume. While there are some high points, the volume was a little slow. The scene shifts to new locales and we are still very much in the dark around many...

  • Paige
    May 14, 2017

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

  • Megan Kirby
    Mar 29, 2013

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

  • SaraKat
    Jul 31, 2019

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

    This volume did a good job of not focusing on the main character. The only one whose destiny I'm interested in. The secondary characters and events get their chance in the spotlight, so reading it felt like swimming upstream. It added to the grand story all the details I couldn't care ...

    SHORT REVIEW: Setting is often as much of a character in a story as the people are. As an Australian from the area where the bulk of this story arc is set, I found a lot to be offended by in this volume. It must have been very poorly researched to deliver this woeful representation of...

    More wallopingly good Tom(my) Taylor fare. This time we see the world beginning to atrophy as stories begin to dissolve - permanently. The strands of Wilson?s story begin to wrap together (Wilson bs Pauly, for example -resolved in one excellent page) but the future remains unknown. T...

    Collects The Unwritten issues #36-41 I hope I'm wrong, but this volume had the distinct feeling of starting something new. It is as if the writer wrapped up the majority of his story with the last volume, and now this volume starts to take the story into a new direction. Yes, it is ...

    After the action of the last volume, this one was a bit slower and introduced several new characters and new plot threads. I like the Australian cop and how awesome Richie has become. Tom makes a good point about stories that I liked. ...the stories about us are stronger than we are...

  • Junkyard Palace
    Mar 12, 2017

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

    This volume did a good job of not focusing on the main character. The only one whose destiny I'm interested in. The secondary characters and events get their chance in the spotlight, so reading it felt like swimming upstream. It added to the grand story all the details I couldn't care ...

    SHORT REVIEW: Setting is often as much of a character in a story as the people are. As an Australian from the area where the bulk of this story arc is set, I found a lot to be offended by in this volume. It must have been very poorly researched to deliver this woeful representation of...

  • Sarah (treesofreverie) McMahon
    Jan 03, 2016

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

  • Sean Gibson
    Apr 24, 2015

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

  • Wing Kee
    Nov 17, 2016

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

  • Thomas
    Aug 22, 2017

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

  • Eric Leeson
    Oct 29, 2018

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

    This volume did a good job of not focusing on the main character. The only one whose destiny I'm interested in. The secondary characters and events get their chance in the spotlight, so reading it felt like swimming upstream. It added to the grand story all the details I couldn't care ...

    SHORT REVIEW: Setting is often as much of a character in a story as the people are. As an Australian from the area where the bulk of this story arc is set, I found a lot to be offended by in this volume. It must have been very poorly researched to deliver this woeful representation of...

    More wallopingly good Tom(my) Taylor fare. This time we see the world beginning to atrophy as stories begin to dissolve - permanently. The strands of Wilson?s story begin to wrap together (Wilson bs Pauly, for example -resolved in one excellent page) but the future remains unknown. T...

    Collects The Unwritten issues #36-41 I hope I'm wrong, but this volume had the distinct feeling of starting something new. It is as if the writer wrapped up the majority of his story with the last volume, and now this volume starts to take the story into a new direction. Yes, it is ...

    After the action of the last volume, this one was a bit slower and introduced several new characters and new plot threads. I like the Australian cop and how awesome Richie has become. Tom makes a good point about stories that I liked. ...the stories about us are stronger than we are...

    You have to be a reader to fully appreciate these books. The references, the characters, the plot twists, the imagery; these are all only fully appreciated by the well read. Luckily, I would like to consider myself one of them. Brilliant plot, cruel twists, funny, violent, but in a epi...

  • 47Time
    Jan 30, 2018

    As you're reading, everything feels like it's coming to a head in this volume, but the payoff seems to be somewhere down the road. I'm not saying I wasn't satisfied with The Wound, but don't expect it to be chock full of answers like the last volume. Still, there were enough great mome...

    Still pretty good, but rather thinner than previous volumes. In length, yes, but in premise, too. There just isn't as much going on. Maybe because this is winding down from major events in the previous book. Or possibly winding up for events yet to come. It's also strange to read a sto...

    3.5 Stars After the momentous events of volume 6, I figured this would be something of a fresh start, and it was indeed exactly that. As such, it was tough to sustain the momentum of the previous volume (which I thought was the strongest since the series started), with introducing n...

    ?It will be a very slow . . . apocalypse. Those who live by . . . imagination . . . will feel it first. But in the end . . . without story . . . without the ability to step sideways from fact . . . into hypothesis . . . human life is untenable.? You could be forgiven for thinkin...

    Okay, so I didn't really know what the hell the rest of this story could possibly be about after the events of Volume 6. I kinda figured everything would waiver and I'd be stuck reading a bunch of bullshit. Then I cracked open volume 7. Mother of a goat! What a fan-freaking-tast...

    This volume seems like a setup pitcher in baseball, doing his work before the closer comes in. If that's the case, I understand why it wasn't as exciting as The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, which I read the day before. And which is why I likely found this one a...

    It was honestly nice to get a little bit of a break from Tommy and focus on some other/new characters for a change. I feel like it was a good time for it as well because the last volume was so high stakes that it was basically like 'well where do you go from there?' and I think that ta...

    Ultimately, this was somewhat disappointing, I get the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and is trying to spread out this story because the plot of this volume was a bit thin. The reader gets very little time with Tommy and the gang. Instead we are mostly stuck with an Au...

    I found this to be the weakest of the instalments in an otherwise strong and thrilling series. As an Australian, it was nice to see the story's action head Down Under, but the writers have a pretty distorted and cliched view of my country and its people. It was like they just transplan...

    Another great read, though actually a 3.75 stars rating as it's more an arc and a half of secondary character work, plot-clean-up, and set-up for bigger things to come than it was a continuation of the central story. Even so, marvelous stuff and vastly vastly better than 98% of all...

    Won from a Goodreads First Reads drawing. The Unwritten is an outstanding series created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross for DC Comics's Vertigo imprint. Its protagonist is Tom Taylor, a grown-up, real life Harry Potter, whose father wrote a series of blockbuster fantasy novels with T...

    Electronic ARC provided via NetGalley. This series has finally become one of my favorites, after a rather slow start. I used to buy this in single issues, but finally gave up after realizing I didn't have a clue as to what was happening or where the story was going. A couple of years l...

    I rated this a little lower than I normally would an Unwritten volume, because I found it a little bit hard to follow in spots. I had trouble remembering the whole Bodleian plot line, which might have really been the last volume's problem. I also think it comes from waiting too long in...

    Another superlative arc in The Unwritten, where the weird is taking a little more of a backseat in favor of the actual plot, much to its benefit. The answers are coming much quicker now, and that means a lot of stuff is tightening up. My one concern, at this point, is how this is go...

    This series not only wasn't dragged down by its side tales, the whole fucking thing was fabulous and it explodes to a seeming finale that had me jaw-dropped, tears in my eyes. I'm dead serious when I say that everyone reading this should stop and go read The Unwritten instead. ...

    You're a cool bean, Didge. It's interesting seeing a lot of threads coming together so far into the series. ...

    (Brisbane felt awfully American...) ...

    Still fascinating. I just wish I owned them so I could look back and refresh my memory. Plus they would be well worth owning, the art is gorgeous and the story is complex and compelling. ...

    Review of the Unwritten Vol.7-11 Being quite used to these new, subversive, metatextual mishmashes, it seems difficult to write something new and fresh and not too clever. It sometimes feels that the actual story, the one you're supposed to be reading, not the thousands of others we...

    This one was a little more disjointed since it starts with the Tinker in the house of Hades, then we meet a police officer in Australia who is working with a guy that used to read for the grid, then we go on a wild goose chase with the church of Tommy and find Pullman's hand, and then ...

    And interesting change of pace and location that is both welcome and kinda not. World: Art is what it is. The world building is interesting. The move away From Tommy and looking from afar is good. The church angle is interesting and really paints the world out. This is still the be...

    After the momentous events of the previous volume, The Wound offers a hard reset. It's not unexpected, but it's certainly a bit more whiplash-y that you might hope. Instead of picking up directly after the conclusion of Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, we're dropped into the mind ...

    This volume did a good job of not focusing on the main character. The only one whose destiny I'm interested in. The secondary characters and events get their chance in the spotlight, so reading it felt like swimming upstream. It added to the grand story all the details I couldn't care ...