Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Graphic Novel Review: The Sound Of The World By Heart by Giacomo Bevilacqua

The Sound Of The World By Heart by Giacomo Bevilacqua

Release date: April 11th 2017
Publisher: Magnetic Press
Source: Diamond Book Distributors and Netgalley
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


From Goodreads:

An experiment in social isolation turns into a journey of self-discovery as a photojournalist commits to spending sixty days in New York city without talking to a single person. More than just an exercise in observation and self-control, he's hoping to forget a troubled past and mend a broken heart. But the city has a sneaky way of throwing the best laid plans and noble efforts to waste, revealing secrets that lie right in front of him. All he has to do is open his eyes…

A touching, vividly illustrated journey through contemporary modern New York, exploring what it takes to find yourself — and maybe your soul mate — in the middle of a crowded, bustling modern world.


I received an email this morning with available graphic novels and comics from DBD. Two of them caught my eye. Not from the cover, though, because the tiny pictures were barely visible. I found the premise of this one so intriguing that I had to read it. 

Set in the vivid streets of New York, we follow Sam, a guy who has an obsession with numbers and counts every moment in his life. Little do we know, this is all for a reason. He does everything to the beat of a song. One in particular, which is tied to a dear memory. 

Although confusing at times, this is a story of overcoming a heartbreak and learning to love again. 

The reason I mention it's confusing, is because there were moments in which it was not clear who was speaking. The points of view get mixed up and make it unclear. 

Aside from that, I found the writing style extremely compelling. And I wasn't bothered by the random bits of philosophical conversation or questions. I think they were a nice touch, and gave the story some depth.

You're welcome

Another nice touch was the diversity present in the story. I can't really talk about it because it is a spoiler. But it's something you don't get to read about every day.

The artwork was lovely. The shifts in the color palette were amazing and portrayed exactly what Sam was feeling. 

It was overall, a very nice put together love story with enough mystery to keep you hooked.

It's definitely worth the time.


4 out of 5 stars

See you next time!

I think love and mystery are a perfect combo, what do you think? Let me know!

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