The Understanding Monster is a surreal, provocative comic book that explores the relationship between reality and creativity. The text is intentionally disjointed, often confusing, and utterly compelling as it explores the awareness of the protagonist Izadore. The illustrations are incredibly detailed, atmospheric, and at times quite disturbing. The combination perfectly captures a dreamscape of the author’s imagination, where anything is possible. This a book that is not just entertaining but thought provoking, and is most appropriate for advanced teen readers and adults.
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