Sunday, June 12, 2016

Book Review: 99 Days

Title: 99 Days 
Author: Matteo Casali 
Pages: 176 Pages
Publisher: Vertigo 
Publication Date: August 23rd 2011
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Source: Library 

I am so excited I picked up this book. The premise of this book is that this LA Cop is having flash backs and is thinking about the nightmare of Rwanda. This happens when a gang war breaks out in LA. This killer is wielding a machete, which is similar to his past. 

The cop in this book is an incredible character, albeit an unbelievable one. I would hope that given the fact it is 2016 a cop like this would not be allowed on the streets. He is having flash backs, taking hardcore medicine to deal with it. He seems like a man that could snap at any time. 

I really disliked some of the subjects of this book. The intense adult subjects. This is not PG-13 at all. The rape scene was way to intense for me. It really bothered me. This book also included a image of  dead people, lots of violence and cussing. This caused me to take away a star.

Overall I think this is a pretty great graphic novel. 

Goodreads Book Description: 

99 DAYS is the story of Antoine Boshoso Davis, who is living the dream as a rookie homicide detective for the LAPD. But 12 years ago he was living a nightmare. As a young Hutu in Rwanda, Antoine was forced to become a child soldier with the rebel Hutu militia. Like so many others he was caught up in the slaughter of a country gone insane--murdering scores of men, womenand children with a machete.
Antoine eventually fled Rwanda to LA, was raised by an adoptive family into a quiet, sensitive man with a deep need for justice--so he joined the LAPD.
But when a serial killer starts stalking the African American residents of LA--murdering them with a machete--Antoine discovers that his past has come back to haunt him.

No comments:

Post a Comment