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5) Preacher [#6]: War in the Sun, by Garth Ennis

Hmm. More in the series of the eponymous preacher, his girlfriend and his Irish vampire colleague; here we get the back-story to one of the villains, a sinister German, and a nuclear attack fails to take out any of our main characters. I am wondering if I will persevere with this series. I don't like what appears to be a consistent tone of mocking people with disabilities. Arseface seems more and more presented as comic relief; but what is really very funny about having a disfigured face and brain damage? And there are several other characters in this volume who are also in a similar situation. By the end of the book, our main hero Jesse Custer appears to have lost an eye, but remains handsome and smart. I don't really like the undertones.

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ghostwes
Sep. 16th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
Preacher started off quite good, I thought, but by the end it became rather aimless. It also started to become offensive, and not just for the reason you mention.
inuitmonster
Sep. 16th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
don't forget the homophobia.
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