LNH/REVIEW: Kid Review's Roundup - July 2014
joltcity at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 15:55:28 PDT 2014
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:27:01 AM UTC-4, Andrew Perron wrote:
> "Anyway, Ress is the biggest focus of this issue, and she gets tons-o-
> development. Tom does an excellent job making her someone you can
> empathize with while still doing shitty stuff. Of course, the shittiness
> is relative, considering what Nerrine did to her."
> "Speaking of which - the issue where it happened felt a bit... vague on
> whether what went on there was rape. Or, rather, whether or not the
> narrative *considered* it rape, because it really seriously was.
It was definitely always intended as a rape, and I was hoping that the violent beating that preceded it would make it clearly a part and extension of that violence. The complication, such as it is, is that the scene itself was told from the point of view of the rapist. The scene in this issue, and especially the second issue of this miniseries, are very much from the point of view of the victim.
> Thankfully, this issue confirms that yes, that was intentional, and it
> is not something Nerrine is getting off with scot-free.
The repercussions of this are to felt throughout the miniseries and, more generally, throughout all the books that will follow. It's an important and traumatic part of the story, a hinge-point in a way; it is not, strictly speaking, a theme/crime that I would use lightly.
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