Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Trillium by Jeff Lemire

Trillium by Jeff Lemire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A mesmerizing space opera which delves into time travel and maintaining a romantic story line. Lemire uses his raw art style here which takes me a bit to feel comfortable with but once I get used to it I found this style very suitable to the themes in the story. On Earth , early 1920s, WWII has taken it's toll on the people and exploration of the jungles looking for massive treasures of gold is still a hot pastime. In the 3600s humans live on an inhabitable planet but the sentient virus The Caul is quickly destroying all living races and is approaching this planet fast. The Blue people who worship Trillium flowers and black holes connect these two strangers from the past and they set out to save the human race and give meaning to their loveless and lonely lives by finally meeting in each other their soul mate. The ending is a bit esoteric, but only takes a couple of rereads of those last few pages to fully understand the meaning that hasn't been spelt out for you. An unusual science fiction tale told in Lemire's usual brilliant style.

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