It was bound to happen sometime. The near-unanimity of blogger approval for The Drifting Classroom (Viz – Signature) has come to an end. John Jakala gives the book a second look and wishes someone would turn the volume down:
“That, in a nutshell, is my problem with Drifting Classroom, a book that dares to be the sequential art equivalent of THOSE ANNOYING EMAILS YOU GET WHERE THE SENDER FORGOT TO TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK!!!!”
I love the camp quality of the book and the fact that I find it genuinely scary at the same time, but I can also see John’s point of view. And it’s just a brilliant and hilarious bit of persuasive writing, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise.