Noelle Stevenson – Nimona

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.”

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

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Vērtējums/Rating: 5/5

Mana recenzija (pārdomas)/My (thoughts) review

Lords Balisters Melnsirdis pēc profesijas spiestā kārtā (‘’negadījuma’’ dēļ pagātnē) ir kļuvis par ļaundari, bet par tādu ļaundari, kuram ir principi un pašregulējoši noteikumi, pēc kuriem vadīties. Tikmēr Balistera agrākais draugs, bet tagad lielākais ienaidnieks (viņa nemesis), Ambrozijs Goldenloins kļuva par visu mīlētu varoni. Tā nu abi ik pa laikam cīkstas un ķīvējas savā starpā, šķiet, pēc abiem nu jau labi zināma un ierasta scenārija. Tomēr Ambrozijas pat nenojauš, ar ko viņa darba devēji Institūtā patiesībā nodarbojas.

Viss mainās dienā, kad ne saukta, ne aicināta Balisteram uz palīdze (sidekick) Nimona. Nimona nav nekāda parasta meitene, viņa ir šeipšiftere, kura acumirklī var pārvērsties par jebkuru reāli ekstējošu dzīvu radību, tai skaitā izlikties par jebkuru cilvēku. Nimona Balistera dzīvē ienes līdz šim iztrūkstošo pozitīvo haosu un izjauc rutīnu, kura neko nedeva un tikai turēja atpakaļ.

Kopā Balisters un Nimona veido spēcīgu, reti redzētu duetu. Nimona ir kā katalizators, kas pamudina Balisteru beidzot reāli rīkoties un atmaskot Institūtu. Kā arī abu sadarbības un simbiozes rezultātā, manuprāt, kļūst skaidrs, ka Balisters dziļi sirdī ir labais tēls, nevis kaut kāds tur sliktais.

Jautra un ar labu humoru pildīta grāmata. Ja varētu vērtējumā piešķirt vēl vairāk, nekavētos ne mirkli. :)

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Lord Ballister Blackheart according to his occupation is a villain, but he is a villain not because he wanted to become one but because of an ‘’accident’’ in the past he was forced to. But Ballister has his rules and principles to follow to. Meanwhile his former best friend but today the biggest enemy, his nemesis, Ambrosius Goldenloin became a hero, loved by everyone. So now they from time to time fight and scuffle with each other after seemingly a very well known scenario by both of them. However Ambrosius is in the dark and doesn’t even suspect what his bosses at the Institute are actually doing.

Everything changes when not invited or called Ballister one day wakes up having a sidekick Nimona. Nimona is no ordinary girl, but a shapeshifter that in a blink of an eye can change into any living thing that exists, including any person. Nimona in Ballister’s life brings the so far missing positive chaos and disrupts a routine that was giving nothing and actually was holding him back.

Together they make strong and unseen duo. Nimona is like catalyst that encourages Ballister to finally do something and unmask the Institute. Also in their cooperation and symbiosis I think it becomes clear that in his heart Ballister is not a villain but a good guy.

A funny book filled with good humor. If I could give a higher rating I would do it without a hesitation! :)

 

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