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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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Review: Ruins

Ruins - Peter Kuper

 

Though Ruins has its strengths (a decent story, good character development), it failed to impress me much. Overall, the story arc is good, but the subplots fall to the side. The art leaves much to be desired. And, my biggest gripe: why are we getting a story about Mexico and a particular event in Mexican history through the eyes of gringos? Even the supporting cast is gringo. Actual Mexicans, well, they are merely used for making the background more colorful.