The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man

The Unwritten Vol Inside Man In this volume Tom arrives at Donostia prison in Southern France and falls into the orbit of another story The Song of Roland Unfortunately for Tom it s a story that ends with a massacreTom discover

  • Title: The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man
  • Author: Mike Carey Peter Gross
  • ISBN: 9781401228736
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this volume, Tom arrives at Donostia prison in Southern France and falls into the orbit of another story The Song of Roland Unfortunately for Tom, it s a story that ends with a massacreTom discovers the true meaning of out of the frying pan after his escape from Donostia jail takes him to Stuttgart in 1940, a ghost city inhabited by the master liar of the Third RIn this volume, Tom arrives at Donostia prison in Southern France and falls into the orbit of another story The Song of Roland Unfortunately for Tom, it s a story that ends with a massacreTom discovers the true meaning of out of the frying pan after his escape from Donostia jail takes him to Stuttgart in 1940, a ghost city inhabited by the master liar of the Third Reich, Josef Goebbels, and a tortured soul who s crying out for rescue or deathCollecting The Unwritten 6 12

    • ☆ The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man ☆ Mike Carey Peter Gross
      Mike Carey Peter Gross


    About “Mike Carey Peter Gross

    • Mike Carey Peter Gross

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959 He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storylines for some of the world s most iconic characters, including X MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, LUCIFER and HELLBLAZER His original screenplay FROST FLOWERS is currently being filmed Mike has also adapted Neil Gaiman s acclaimed NEVERWHERE into comics.Somehow, Mike finds time amongst all of this to live with his wife and children in North London You can read his blog at mikecarey.



    164 thoughts on “The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man

    • So what would happen if Harry Potter became a real boy And then grew up with no knowledge of who or what he was, signed the books he thought his dad wrote for him for a while, found out his father may have forged his birth certificate, became a social pariah, and then was promptly framed for committing mass murder.Now he s awaiting trial in France.So, a lot of my friends weren t all that impressed with this volume, but I think I liked it even better than the first one Maybe because I knew a bit [...]


    • This volume, unfortunately, did not improve my views on the the Unwritten series I still cannot relate to any character and feel entirely engrossed in the story probably due to its complexity.I wanted to love this series because it sounded so interesting, but I just like it Hopefully the third volume will change my mind.


    • Right Spoilers here Fair warning You better have a really good reason for killing a couple children in your book It s not just that killing kids in a story is mostly out of bounds though it is, especially if they re strong secondary characters It s not just that as a parent, some biological switch in my head has been flipped that makes me extremely sensitive to kid peril Though it does It s that if you something like this, it better be focal to the story You better fucking DO it You better fucki [...]


    • This installment started off as a 3, but picked up considerably by the middle, turning it into a 4 for me The questions of the nature of narrative in our lives, the un truthfulness of stories and whether the veracity or lack thereof makes a difference using the The Song of Roland as a reference point , and the effect on the work itself when it s been tortured into its opposite by those who twist it into something it isn t for their own purposes all elevate this story The last few pages concernin [...]


    • Right So, in this volume we have A typical prison tale Frankenstein Children that can t differentiate fantasy from fiction Rocket launchers Nazi stormtroopers A foul mouthed bunny rabbit.And this is all just pretty much scratching the surface.I really enjoyed the whole power of the story message that gets hammered home over and over again in this one There is power in words there is power in a story.This seems to very much be the backbone of what is happening in this series thus far Two volumes [...]


    • The first few issues are a bit of a slog Tom is now in prison, after being framed for a mass murder And really, I just wanted to get those over with Once he escapes, into a ghostly reality built around a book that s been twisted, the story picks up considerably This is the sort of thing that I d been hoping to see from Unwritten, thoughtful metafiction The last issue is a sort of side story, about a man trapped inside a Beatrix Potter like animal world, as a rabbit It can be very funny, and it s [...]


    • December 2015 When a book is read, an irrevocable thing happens a murder, followed by an imposture The story in the mind murders the story on the page, and takes its place Every story has a negative space, Mister Rabbit Things it can t acknowledge Truths it can imply or flirt with, but never say out loud Do I look like I give a flying fuck Let me go One way of writing for children her way is to try to be a child yourself And then, if you do that the negative space is enormous Grief Pain Betraya [...]


    • There is no denying that these books are cerebral There are many layers that the reader can pull back and many connections to be made One one hand we have Tommy s life mirroring, in many ways, the books for which he was the inspiration On another level, Tommy is within the orbit of anther well known tale that gives context Beyond this, Tommy is part of a story that is currently being written While I find this to the most appealing aspect of this series, the execution leaves something to be desir [...]


    • The people who wrote this series are mad geniuses If this series keeps up this level of writing, it should become one of the greatest series ever written It s an astonishingly good story


    • Tom Taylor, found alone at the scene of a massacre at the Villa Diodati, is shipped off to prison in France The prison warden s two children are intense fans of the Tommy Taylor books and the warden plots to off Tommy to spare them from seeing their fallen idol Tom begins having visions straight out of La Chanson de Roland, and with the help of his cellmate Savoy a reporter and Lizzie Hexam, they escape the prison using a magic doorknob straight out of the Tommy Taylor books They end up in a gho [...]


    • The next installment of Unwritten deepens the mystery and becomes MORE intriguing as the motivation of the players in 1 get a bit clearer The mechanics of reality inside this world get interesting and I just can t wait for the next one Definitely darker and subversive than I expected, this series is just soo good


    • Eh, it s safe to say that I didn t like Inside Man as much as the first volume in this series I still enjoy the idea, because metafiction is very fascinating to this avid reader I just had too many moments of trying to figure out what where the writer is going with this book I feel that this volume lacked the clarity I could see in the first book As before, the artwork is lovely I liked the use of mixed media and textures to convey the story The layout includes illustrated representations of art [...]


    • This started out a little slow to for me, partially because it has been probably a year since I d read the first volume and needed to re familiarize myself with the characters and concepts , and partially because it just gets interesting and effective as the story moves along With this series, Carey s developed the perfect way to balance commenting on the nature and power of the story while also weaving a powerful narrative himself He s managing to have his cake and write about it too After bei [...]


    • Na sc nu v pln par d nastupuj Peter Richie Savoy a Sue Lizzie Hexam a samoz ejm i Tommy Tom V echny postavy si poprv zacestuj mezi dimenzemi, Lizzie se sna Toma nau it n co o z kladech tohoto sv ta Je to zaj mav , ale n kdy zbyte n rozvl n a jindy zase p li zkratkovit Dobr je linka s d tmi editele v znice a jejich identifikace s knihou Stejn jako prvn d l i tento kon odd lenou st v etn jin grafick podoby zde to jsou Poh dky z vrbi ek a mus m p iznat, e ty m tedy minuly.Kontext P e teno okam it p [...]


    • Superior to the first volume as Carey begins to reveal the full extent of his vision and the story moves along at pace.


    • Every good guy needs a bad guy to fight and Tom seems to get exactly that He also seems to accept the magic that surrounds him He is becoming and like the fictional Tommy by gathering a couple of allies and embarking on a quest for the truth.Tom s trial is moved from Geneva to France while pretty much everyone starts hating the guy with a vengeange, even before his trial Just like people to switch from seeing him as a messiah, straight to wanting to string him up in the street as a pedophile L [...]


    • Books have power They can sway thoughts, change minds, cause revolutions What if someone were to tap into all of that raw power Tommy Taylor s father was a well known author whose Harry Potteresque books featured a main character also named Tommy Taylor Because of this, Tommy himself is hugely famous and has been living off of fees from appearances and talk circuits since his father s disappearance many years ago At the latest convention a woman openly states that Tommy is, in fact, the same per [...]


    • This post review is going to be chock full of spoilers, and is really written for those people who have already read the first two collections For that reason, I want to sum up my overall view and suggestion of The Unwritten now, so if you re the kind of reader who doesn t like to know too much about a story, you can still get something out of this post If you didn t like the first collection because you felt like it was promise than substance, then read the second collection before you give up [...]


    • It has taken a long time for the premise of the story to reveal itself but after this one, I have an idea of how things work in this world and what the conflict is.It has been kind of cool to be confused like Tom is.The best issue for me was the last one about Mr Bun Pauly Bruckner It was crude and funny and disturbing and interesting and even though it was outside the main story, it still clarified important parts of the world of the story.


    • Tommy Taylor is a boy wizard and hero in a billion dollar fantasy series Tom Taylor is the son of the author and has spent his life living in the shadow of his fantasy counterpart After a series of bizarre and deadly events, Tom realizes that there is of a connection between him and Tommy than just their names By far one of the best written and freshest comic book series to come along in years Think Y The Last Man meets Sandman.It did take me a bit to get used to Tom At first he comes off as be [...]


    • This is the first time I can remember where the meta narrative is used to such effect in a graphic novel, and though the set up is intentional, every moment is thrilling and packed with detail Every time I think I have Tom Taylor figured out, the story throws up three surprises in a row to keep me guessing Mystery, fantasy, and folklore lovers alike can feast upon this story, and I love the way the story keeps acknowledging itself about as meta as it gets The real one two comes from how real peo [...]


    • This was nominated for the 2011 Hugo Award, and while it was pretty good, I didn t see it as award worthy The book starts a bit confusing and slow, and doesn t really pick up till the end, when you discover it s brilliant I still think the underlying truths could be hinted at effectively, ie I know we re to be kept in the dark as much as Tommy is, but if I d been reading this via comic book instead of graphic novel format, I d probably have lost interest.Don t get me wrong, it s a brilliant rea [...]


    • The second collection of The Unwritten takes a while to get rolling The entire first arc, to be exact You would think that having our intrepid hero accused of murder most foul and imprisoned would be a bit exciting but, in the end, I spent most of these issues waiting for something to happen All we are really given is a couple of breadcrumbs, a child with an unhealthy imagination and the feeling that something else should be going on.The Inside Man arc concludes with a bang, though, and that s [...]


    • The hits just keep on coming for Tom Taylor and those around him In my opinion, one of the most profound aspects of the story collected here is that of the prison warden, Governor Chadron, and his two children, Cosi and Leon Chadron reads the Tommy Taylor series to his children and supports them in their belief in the reality of fantasy because he views their innocence through the lens of his work in the French prison system where innocence has been lost such a very long time ago view spoiler Th [...]


    • Unfortunately, though the story is really well thought through, and the plots are suitably mysterious without being too murky, it s starting to feel like a chore to read.I enjoy that the protagonist feels really authentic to me I can easily imagine acting like him in his shoes However the rest of the characters, despite Carey s best efforts, aren t quite there I don t know exactly what s missing the warden is conflicted and has a decent home life but he seems capricious at work The fellow prison [...]


    • There are things that don t quite work for me here One is the Watchmen style interspersed media coverage, including social media discussions and the like I just think they re full of rather obvious, banal points I see why they re there but I can think of better ways they could have been handled On the other hand there are some cool things happening here I love how Tom totally deconstructs the legend of Rolan only to have the Roland of legend appear, horn and all, at a pivotal moment in the story [...]


    • The intro was really interesting and helpful but also made me think that maybe I m not smart enough to really understand this series But it sure made me want to try.There was something really beautiful about Tom finding and helping Jud S ss find redemption from the canker Goebbels and the Nazis turned it into It was a great example of the real power of stories The story at the end about Willowbank Wood was really twisted The cover and occasional full page artwork is really beautiful The style is [...]


    • Mike Carey, who is also a published novelist, is helping to keep the tradition of literary fantasy alive at Vertigo Tom Taylor is supposed to be the basis for his father s best selling series of YA fantasy books about boy sorcerer Tommy Taylor yes, I assume all Harry Potter allusions are intended But this is much than a Harry Potter pastiche Tom has been framed for multiple murders, and this had lead to an examination of his role in the world s popular culture and unfavorable examination At the [...]


    • If you think, like I do that Mike Carey s best writing was in his Lucifer series, then I think you may agree that this is his best stuff since.And I feel that this both resembles, and can be compared favorably to Alan Moore and J H Williamson s brilliant Promethea books And that is saying alot This has only gotten heh heh better and better as it has progressed.Excellent artwork by Peter Gross A Very cool piece of and about Fantasy,and thus by extension I suppose,reality.


    • Wow this was dark Like SUPER DARK And I loved it The premise is unique The characters interesting The plot twisted But dark.So many questions were brought up in this volume, and some questions answered but not as many as I had hoped Seriously this series might even be better than the Fables series I cannot wait for my library to get the next installment in so I can keep reading.


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