ARC Review: Plagued: The Devil Did It by Shakil Somani

Jul 16, 2019

Plagued: The Devil Did It by Shakil Somani
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Thank you to the author for reaching out to me asking me to review this on my free will and I am giving my honest thoughts on this.

This is only 53 pages so pretty much what the Goodreads synopsis say, is the story.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Lukas "Kas" Green, a successful British filmmaker and billionaire living in Los Angeles, takes the wrong girl home one night - she turns out to literally be the daughter of the Devil.

The Devil punishes Kas by overrunning his brain with the creativity his film career has been built upon.
Consequently, anytime Kas even thinks about sex, his mind is overcome with sketches and hallucinations.

Kas attempts to cure himself of this plague of ideas and distractions, whilst balancing his movie-making career, the overpowering sketch-like stories in his mind and of course, trying to rejoin the population of Bonetown.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed the first section of the book but I did get a bit lost. The scenes just flip to fast for me with out really knowing what was going on. He does later on explain that the Devil his the father. A lot of time I don't read the synopsis of books before I read them so I was lost about him until he stated that later in the book. He also then explained that the guy was having hallucinations which explained the sudden jump in the scenes. I think if he would have made it longer and added more into the details at what was going on, then I would have not felt as lost until I hit a point and was like - oh that is what is going on.

The art was very well done. I am not sure I enjoyed the story myself - I was left feeling like I wasn't sure what I read but I do believe this is his debut graphic novel. So in time, the story may progress and I may like it.

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