Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Graphic Review: MIND MGMT by Matt Kindt


MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager by Matt Kindt

Review by Lauren

Source: copy from library; all opinions are my own

Official Summary: Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the top secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight's missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT's greatest success and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?

Review:  Meru is a journalist whose first true-crime book was a big success. Since then, though, she hasn't been able to get a project off the ground. That is until she hears, again, about the amnesia flight and decides to track down the missing passenger. The flight was like any other, except everyone on board came back suffering from amnesia, unaware of who they or anyone else in their lives were. Except one passenger, Henry Lyme, went missing on the flight. Lyme is who Meru wants to find to finally write her second book.


This book is difficult to fully explain beyond the basic plot line. Meru goes on a wild adventure to other countries looking for Lyme, and she even finds out that people are watching her as she investigates. She learns a lot about MIND MGMT, Henry Lyme, men and women with fantastic abilities, and even a lot about herself.


On almost every page, there is blue writing on the left hand border. Most of it is information from a field guide. It does prove interesting, though you may be confused why you should keep reading it when you just want to read the "regular story." I definitely recommend you keep track of the blue writing though, as it starts to change as the book goes on, adding a mystery that I'm very curious about.

I wish I could say more, but this book proves really difficult to discuss without giving away major plot points. It's a layered, interesting graphic novel though, and I would recommend it to those interested!


I read this for the Graphic Novel Reading Challenge

14 comments:

Liviania said...

I know this one has gotten lots of good reviews.

Medeia Sharif said...

This is the first time I'm seeing this graphic novel. Looks good.

Melliane said...

Yes sometimes we must keep it simple to review a book. I didn't know about this one but it's intriguing. Mainly about the flight.

Erika Sorocco said...

This sounds incredibly interesting - I have a weakness for books with journalists as MC's!

xx

Kindlemom said...

I am not big on graphic novels but this does sound really interesting.

Andrea Thompson said...

I feel your pain on difficult book reviews. I think you did a great job! This sounds so interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Tracy Terry said...

Given that I'm not a happy flyer anyway the thought of this flight terrifies me. Great review, I also sometimes find myself worrying that a review is too short and yet that is sometimes exactly what is needed.

cleemckenzie said...

I haven't been bitten by the graphic novel bug yet, but I know that will happen. Maybe this is the one to make it happen.

Lauren D. said...

This sounds cool and I love the artwork you showed. I'll have to add this to my graphic novel wish list!

Cleo Bannister said...

It sounds like a very involved tale - so glad you enjoyed it.

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Jasprit said...

I do love my books which provide many wonderful layers! Although the blurb sounded really confusing, after reading your review I'm really considering giving this book a go! Lovely review! :)

Tanja - Tanychy said...

This seems really interesting. Even though I don't know much about the story I'm intrigued and the illustrations seem nice to me. Great review :)

Brandi Kosiner said...

Great to hear it was layered plot.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Never heard of this graphic novel before. Looks good, though.