The Unsinkable Walker Bean (Book One)

The Unsinkable Walker Bean (Book One)

Aaron Renier

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the art of this graphic novel, which is why I put it off for so long.  I’ll admit–it was really hard to get into the story and the only reason I finished it was because I wanted to know what happened to Walker’s grandpa, who was my favorite character in the book.

I didn’t like any of the main characters enough to want to read book two, though if his grandpa is in it, I might pick it up just to listen to his goofy stories.  I don’t think enough secrets were revealed for me to really understand who the sisters are, what happened to Kodiak in the end, and why it didn’t happen to Walter’s gramps.  I suppose all of these things will be revealed in the second book.

Either way, this volume left me desiring more from the story while also feeling quite disappointed in the characters.  if you’re in the mood for the beginning of a fantasy/piratey adventure tale, then pick this one up.  Otherwise, don’t bother.

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