2014: A Bad Year - Part One (2014: A Bad Year (A Graphic Novel Series)) Laurence Ramsey

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Published: June 27th 2011

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315 pages


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2014: A Bad Year - Part One (2014: A Bad Year (A Graphic Novel Series))  by  Laurence Ramsey

2014: A Bad Year - Part One (2014: A Bad Year (A Graphic Novel Series)) by Laurence Ramsey
June 27th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 315 pages | ISBN: | 4.65 Mb

A U.S. stealth bomber is shot down returning from a mission in Pakistan.A British anti Islamic group grows in strength and numbers as British cities are plagued by riots and inter community violence.A plane taking pilgrims to the Christian shrine atMoreA U.S. stealth bomber is shot down returning from a mission in Pakistan.A British anti Islamic group grows in strength and numbers as British cities are plagued by riots and inter community violence.A plane taking pilgrims to the Christian shrine at Lourdes blows up in mid air, killing everyone on board.

Many of the dead are children. Was it an act of terrorism? A powerful insurance syndicate wants to find out.Behind the scenes meanwhile, the American governmnent is planning the mysterious Operation Alexander which will change the world forever.The graphic novel 2014: A Bad Year - Part One is the first installment in an epic trilogy set in a world reluctantly sliding into war.

This first part sets the scene, depicting a near bankrupt Britain ruled by an unpopular coalition government with authoritarian tendencies. This is a land where political intrigue, criminality, racism and the threat of islamic terrorism are rampant. In this dystopian climate, a simple police raid on an Asian businessmans home in a London slum leads to an escalating series of events that (in part three) will bring the world to the brink of Armageddon.This is a work with some differences to the standard graphic novel or comic book.Firstly, there is no omniscient narrator: the story is told from multiple viewpoints using contrasting characters because, in the words of a disenchanted policeman, Innocence and Guilt are relative terms nowadays.

There is no clear black and white anymore. It harks back to the style of the Hollywood Film Noir of the 1940s and 50s with a first person, confessional narration, a rich plotline and a sense of alienation, paranoia and menace.Secondly, the work is intended for mature readers. There are no superheroes, escapist fantasies or plots revolving around adolescent wish fulfillment. It aims to portray the world as it is, rather than how we would like it to be. Some characters express extreme racist views.

There is frequent bad language and profanity. People are flawed and sometimes violent. This violence results in characters really getting hurt or killed. Some readers have said that the tone is too dark- others have described it as realistic. It is quite different to the products of the American comic book industry, not least because of its British origins. One reader wrote of part two that: there is something in it to offend just about everyone. If you are easily offended, this book probably isnt for you.IMPORTANT NOTE: Unlike nearly all the other graphic novels or comics in the Kindle store, this work has been especially formatted to be readable on the Kindle - although it will not work with older (pre 2009) versions of the reader.

If youre not sure whether it works on your model, you can download the beginning of the book using the TRY IT FREE feature in the Kindle store. If you have a color device (such as a Kindle Fire, Android Tablet, iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac or Smartphone) then you will be pleased to know that the book is in full color. It really pushes the boundaries of what the Kindle graphic display is capable of but looks great on other devices as well.



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