One Mad Dog

[The Stuff of Legend: Book 1: The Dark] – (Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, Charles Wilson)
July 25, 2010, 7:51 am
Filed under: 6 Stars, Brian Smith, Charles Wilson, Mike Raicht

The stuff  off Legend looks like a kids book but it has a story and theme that can be enjoyed by all ages (I wouldn’t recommend it for young kids as it is a bit dark). The artwork is gorgeous and the book is printed as if was a 1940’s journal in resplendent sepia tones.  The story starts with a boy asleep in his bedroom when the bogey man comes out of the cupboard and drags him off into the dark.  The boys toys and his pet dog are distressed by this so they set off on a journey into the dark to rescue him from the bogey mans forces.  It sounds like “Toy Story” but this book is far more sombre and macabre than that.  An interesting read. [ISBN-13: 978-0345521002]. 6/10