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GloomCookie (GloomCookie, #1)

GloomCookie - Naifeh. Ted This is probably just under a 3 for me. It was cutish, fun artwork, interestingish fairytale-like storylines. Not a great piece of lit, but fun.The basic story revolves around a group of goth club kids, some of whom are not so much "kids" as they are -- well, that would be telling, now wouldn't it?The story is slightly cheeky, making fun of the scene in the way that only people who are a part of it and sincere can really do. There are a lot of fairytale elements woven in, and a creepy carnival, both of which I loved, and there are some good funny bits. What held it back though, for me at least, was the constant sense of disconnect. The stories jumped a lot, and though they do fit together, and eventually work as a whole (in one volume) I think they would have been frustrating individually. Also, some of the changes within the stories are very abrupt and underdeveloped. For a light, fun, slightly macabre read, it works, but it doesn't go beyond that.