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“This is a wonderful, absolutely beautiful graphic novel based off a screenplay never produced by Jim Henson. In addition to gorgeous full-color artwork, the underlying message of the book will make this an instant favorite. ”Kathryn De Shields wrote this review Friday, April 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am not a huge fan of wordless stories. The visuals here were amazing and I am sure that I would have loved to see the movie that Jim Henson would have made from this script. But as a book, even a graphic novel, it had trouble holding my attention. I wish I was able to focus on purely visuals but I am not.”WVRedReads wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I wish somebody would man up and make this into the movie that Jim Henson always wanted!”Natalie wrote this review Sunday, December 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Jim Henson estate discovered a long-lost screenplay written by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl. It was never realized into a movie but the estate worked with publisher Archaia to turn it into a graphic novel. I read it twice to get a handle on it; the story is odd and dark like a nightmare. A stranger is caught up in a small town's jubilant celebration and suddenly finds himself the unwitting center of its dark ritual. The sheriff hands him a map, tells him to head for Eagle Mountain (but "don't trust the map"), and he gets a ten-minute head start. The stranger doesn't understand, but he takes off running. He realizes that a eye-patched man is tracking him through the Southwestern desert with the intent to kill. During the pursuit, the stranger has odd visions, close calls, and is chased by Arabs and football players. It's all very strange and the eye-patched man is not who he seems to be. An allegory about our personal demons? The dark doubts that cripple us? The internal battles we fight everyday? It could be all that and anything else.”Salsabrarian wrote this review Thursday, May 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is definitely a story written in the late 60's- early 70's: very psychedelic! The pictures are gorgeous, and it does a great job of telling a story with hardly any words. It didn't really strike me as "Jim Henson-y," but it did remind me a bit of both the Monkees movie "Head" and the Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
Reading this book made me curious to somehow track down Henson's 19600's movies "Timepiece" and "The Cube" to see how this fits into that period of his work. ”
“Holy CRAP this book was amazing. The only thing to know is 1) it's a bit surrealist, so it's going to make you think and the true meaning of the story aint going to be obvious 2) It's by Jim Henson yes, but there are no Muppets in here 3) if you're ok with the first two, like being challenged and love good art and storytelling, you need to buy this book now.”Sethers wrote this review Wednesday, January 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No