Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Y: The Last Man 10 Whys and Wherefores

Written by: Brian K. Vaughan

First line: Well, that's unexpected.

Why you should read this book: Pretty much everything is unexpected in this final volume of the series, beginning with Yorick and 355 finding Lenin's corpse on a train, following through to Yorick's long-awaited reunion with Beth (and other Beth, and Hero, and Alter...), and the big time jump showing Yorick's later life. Nothing ever works out the way it's expected to, but everything works out somehow, as the human race unlocks the secrets of cloning and ensures its continued survival for at least a while longer. A thought-provoking piece and a satisfying conclusion to a complex story.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't want to know how it ends. Or, you already think you know how it ends and you don't want the writers ruining your happy ending.

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