In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot-ape called Churchill, he is able to revisit his past. His life, he discovers, has been a miserable one. He lost his business, his family, and his friends because he refused the technological advancements of society. The eye implants, the pharyngeal filters, the genetic modifications—he went without all these. He was astray in a society he deeply resented—that is, until his brother, Conrad, took him to another planet to retrieve a mysterious substance called aama. Full of action, adventure, and strange characters, Aama is a unique exploration of society’s dangerous relationship with technology.
About the Author
Frederik Peeters as one of the world’s most important graphic novelists and the author of the highly acclaimed Blue Pills. He has received five nominations in the Best Book category at the Angoulême International Comics Festival; in 2013 he won the Best Series prize at the same event for the first two volumes of Aama. He lives with his wife and daughter in Geneva, Switzerland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The narrative of aama is superb — right from the beginning you are hooked and you keep turning the pages to see what happens next. The story begins in the present, on planet Ona(ji), but soon the narrative flashes back to the previous events of the last seven days. And it’s not just previous events, we are also getting backstory on the backstory. In the hands of another author or graphic novelist, this perhaps could cause the reader much confusion, but Peeters handles it like a pro and the reader is left feeling eager to continue and see how everything plays out. It’s truly a multi-layered (and very cool!) reading experience. Peeters presents a very intriguing and mysterious vision of the future with stunning illustrations. I am definitely looking forward to reading volume 2 which has a release date of November 4, 2014. isniffbooks[dot]wordpress[dot]com Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy from Self Made Hero, an imprint of Abrams. The opinions are my own.