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 Post subject: The Child Thief by Brom
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:16 pm 
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I just got done reading a little (well, not little) book called The Child Thief. This is an amzing, dark, twisted and unbelievably awesome re-imagining of Peter Pan by the fantasy artist and author Brom.

That's right. It's just Brom.

The story follows a boy named Nick who is on the run in New York City from a group of drug dealers that have invaded his home. He stole about 100k worth of drugs from them and they, understandably, a bit perturbed.

He thinks for sure that he's dead meat until he meets a youth by the name of Peter. Peter is dressed in leather pants with sewn in boots that have pointed toes, a hoodie and to top it off a tuxedo jacket with tails. Oh, did I mention the golden eyes and pointy ears?

No?

Peter has golden eyes and pointy ears.

Peter offers to help Nick escape, and he'll take him to the magical world of Avalon where there is nothing but magic, and playing with other kids his own age in their gigantic tree fort!

All he has to do is say he goes willingly...

Truly, this is an astounding work of fiction. Brom took the original story of Peter Pan (which, like all fairy tales is really VERY dark in its original telling) and makes it very much his own. It's dark and gruesome at times, even frightening and alien, but there are moments, genuine moments where the magic shines through and you understand the boy that was always young.

It's very cool and it has some amazing art in it.

I can't recommend this book enough.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:54 pm 
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Ooh, that sounds neat! I'll add it to the rapidly-growing list, lol.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:05 pm 
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Yeah, I will have to check that one out. I have not read the Peter Pan story in YEARS. That would be just the thing to rekindle that fascination!

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Sounds good to me also, Wych *adds Dark Peter Pan to the list*

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Ooh... I have to admit being a kind of Peter Pan fan. Like the legend of Robin Hood, I seem to be able to like, in some way, every retelling of the tale. And this sounds really cool. Really dark, but with much potential.

Must... find........ must... read.........

If I can remember, that is. :P

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I found Robin Hood in a used bookstore a couple weeks ago. I had not read it in quite a few years.

Perhaps adding Peter Pan to my collection would have merits.

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Wych has yet to steer me wrong! *hugs her copy of Neverwhere*

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I like the sound of that. I'm a big fan of the darker stuff. Keeps things interesting.

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