Agatha H. and the Airship City, Phil & Kaja Foglio
Agatha H. and the Airship City is based on a number of graphic novels by the same authors. And it’s… okay. It’s a fun adventure story, female protagonist with brains, etc. But something felt off to me — the way her figure was constantly emphasised, the whole bit where she was in her underwear… I don’t know what the context of that is, but if it worked in the comics, it didn’t work here. Especially since the opening made her seem so very young, and then suddenly it’s all about her being a young woman and people perving on her. Bleh.
I might check out the graphic novels, but I’m not going to read any more of the books. I don’t think they make good adaptations, or the authors don’t translate their ideas well to a novel rather than a webcomic. It felt pretty mediocre, which is kinda disappointing since I know people adore the series.
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Reblogged this on My New Shy.
Reblogged this by mistake — I must have knocked the mobile while it was in my pocket and it did its own thing. Still, a salutary review, especially as the cover looked promising in a retro kind of way. Reminds me a bit of Philip Reeves’ Mortal Engines series.
Ha, sentient mobile phone. I need to get round to that series!
At least it’s a promising enough idea for a short story…