G-Man’s highlights of 2017: Day 22 – The Eyrie

Thom Burgess had already messed with our heads in his previous book Malevolents but this year he brought us the equally impressive The Eyrie.

It follows American photographer Rebecca as her latest lab takes her to England and a stranger in a strange land gives her run-of-the-mill job a creepier edge.  In fact, the whole village seems to close in on her as time progresses and with an edge of your seat vibe to pretty much every interaction she has it soon becomes a book you just can’t put down.  Teaming up with Barney Bodoano on art duties makes this feel like a master stroke too though as the gloomy pages almost give you the crackle of a classic black & white movie.  The hint of something sinister in the darker pages of art gives this a glorious feeling of something always ready to attack or a risk that’s hanging over Rebecca at every turn and in the end this means the whole book feels like a roller coaster of emotions in the best possible sense.


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