Bloody Chester

Bloody Chester

Book - 2012
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In 1870 Dakota Territory, "Bloody" Chester Kates is in for some surprises when he agrees to burn down the town of Whale, believed to be inhabited by something wicked, in order for the Union Pacific to continue construction of the railroad.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596431003
1596431008
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Pe
Characteristics: 143 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sycamore, Hilary
Florido, Hilary

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 16, 2015

J.T. Petty's graphic novel is a hard-drinkin', tough-talkin', town burnin' revisionist Western that lies somewhere in between Unforgiven and True Grit. It can't be called a "fun ride." Still, the half-starved figures of desperation that inhabit this world are worth following, if only to... Read More »


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Oct 25, 2016

Bloody silly.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jul 16, 2015

J.T. Petty's graphic novel is a hard-drinkin', tough-talkin', town burnin' revisionist Western that lies somewhere in between Unforgiven and True Grit. It can't be called a "fun ride." Still, the half-starved figures of desperation that inhabit this world are worth following, if only to see how it can possibly end all right for them.

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JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013

I enjoyed this moody Western graphic novel mystery quite a lot. It had subtlety and depth of character that many graphic novels never achieve, along with a good story and very effective art. It's not flashy and takes a careful reader, but it delivers a complex and satisfying experience.

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