Book Review – Kinski

Travelling salesman Joe finds more than he bargained for when he encounters the little black Labrador puppy Kinski on a business trip. He’ll go to any lengths to be with Kinski–regardless of moral or personal consequence. Quickly becoming a noir crime drama, the story drew me in despite the dirty deeds done (albeit for ostensibly noble reasons).

“Kinski” is an interesting story on multiple levels. On the surface, it’s a heartwarming animal story meshed with a hardboiled crime tale. Deeper down, it is a character study of how we face not getting our way and issues of right and wrong. This is a tale that I can’t say that I enjoyed–it’s a bit too penetrating for that–yet I am certainly glad I read it, and “Kinski” is a story that I will remember.

The artwork adds quite a bit to the story. Bold ink lines merge with delicate shading and well-placed graphic arts elements to create gripping imagery that is also subtle and aesthetically pleasing.

ARC kindly provided by NetGalley.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s