The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man

The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man

by Mike Carey, Peter Gross
     
 

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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 massacre. Tom discovers the true meaning of 'out of the frying pan' after hisescape from Donostia jail takes him to Stuttgart in 1940, a ghost city inhabited by the master liar of the Third Reich,

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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 massacre. Tom discovers the true meaning of 'out of the frying pan' after hisescape 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 death. This New York Times best-selling Vertigo series by Mike Carey (LUCIFER) and Peter Gross (LUCIFER) collects THE UNWRITTEN #6-12.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Tom Taylor thought that he only shared a name with the hero of his now-missing father's hugely popular Harry Potter-esque Tommy Taylor novels. But ever since Lizzie Hexam (seemingly a Dickens character come to life) confronted him with strange hints about his real nature, evidence has mounted that the truth is far stranger and that the literary "trivia" his father taught him may be key to his survival against a shadowy conspiracy attempting to control the world via its stories. Here, framed for the murder of a group of writers, Tom finds himself in a French prison, but Lizzie has a plan to spring him. Frankenstein's monster, Childe Roland, Joseph Goebbels, and a rebellious storybook rabbit also star. VERDICT While spinning the fascinating tale of his reluctant hero's odyssey, Carey delves deeply into how stories influence reality—most movingly here in the characters of an indulgent father and his two children, who may play at being Tommy Taylor's wizard friends a little too avidly. A dark, thoughtful metafiction with all of literature as its canvas; like Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next, with teeth. Highly recommended.—S.R.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401228736
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
379,003
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Carey got into writing through comic books, where his horror/fantasy series Lucifer for Vertigo/DC Comics garnered numerous international awards and was nominated for five Eisners. From there he moved into novels and screenplays, while still maintaining a presence in the comics world (Vertigo/DC Comics' Hellblazer and Marvel's X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four). His movie Frost Flowers, an erotic ghost story, is currently in production with Hadaly/Bluestar Pictures. He lives in London, England, about as far as you can get from the centre of the city and still have access to the London Underground train network. His wife, Linda, writes fantasy for young readers under the pseudonym A.J. Lake. They have three children and an implausibly beautiful cat.

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