Review of Mariko Tamaki’s HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I bow down to Ms. Tamaki (and Mr. Pugh) for their sheer genius. If I could have combated my drooping eyelids and lax fingertips, the book never would have left my hands. (That’ll teach me to start something new in the wee hours of the night)

By now, I’ve encountered plenty of iterations of Harley’s tale. This one? It ranks at the top of the list. There’s nothing to fault! Every character offers so many dimensions (and endless possibilities for explorations – are you listening DC Ink?), every last one believable. They’ve turned the comic book genre on its head, bringing it into a real-world scenario that’s still appealing to anyone looking for an escape from the drudges of their ordinary life. And the fourth wall that isn’t a fourth wall? (Or is it?) Love it!

This is the Harley Quinn everyone wants to idolize and become. (And can I take a moment to say ADORE the costume, Mr. Pugh) My only complaint was running out of pages. A hundred (200, 300) more still wouldn’t have been enough.


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Author: Andria Kennedy

I speak the thoughts rattling around in my brain, sharing topics I think other people want and should hear (or are afraid to talk about themselves). I bring my personality and quirky state of mind to everything I write; serious topics shouldn't be devoid of humor. That includes my blog and freelance work (part of my charm). I've been writing for as long as I can remember. It's a source of solace and enjoyment for me. I'm lucky enough to call what I love my career - so it's NOT work! I live in Virginia with the Minions (four cats and a Greyhound) and my wonderful husband, who ensures I stay fed - no cereal for dinner - and as close to sane as I can get.

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