The Road To Inconceivable

Kate s little brother Matt is missing, and Kate thinks she will never see him again But then she finds out that Matt is trapped in the world of Abadazad Will Kate have the courage to look for her brother And if she leaves home will she ever return
The Road To Inconceivable Kate s little brother Matt is missing and Kate thinks she will never see him again But then she finds out that Matt is trapped in the world of Abadazad Will Kate have the courage to look for her brot

  • Title: The Road To Inconceivable
  • Author: J.M. DeMatteis Mike Ploog
  • ISBN: 9781423100621
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Road To Inconceivable”

    1. My only, yet exigent and looming criticism, is the fact that's its too damn short! Upon finishing this graphic-novel type Wizard of Oz inspired-thingumajig I promptly read at the back that this was made by the Disney corporation. It made sense.What could've been one entire novel has been chopped up into a handful of stories, into a sort of Disney cash cow. On it's story basis, its a thoroughly enjoyable story and the illustrations are simply, at best, beautiful. Yet, this factor can't change my [...]

    2. Kate's brother Matty disappeared five years ago. Now fourteen-year-old Kate has been given a bauble by her elderly neighbor, who claims that it will take her to the magical land of Abadazad (the subject of Matty's favorite series of books, very similar to Oz) where Matty is being held prisoner.I just didn't like this at all. The story is meant to echo Oz, which is fine, but it ends up feeling extremely derivative and not particularly original. Kate is an extremely annoying narrator. And the plot [...]

    3. I read this one after Kelsey S. and I spent a fair amount of time searching for a little gal who could only remember a character that had blue skin, and "it starts with an A." Part graphic novel, the story alludes to fantasy authors and illustrators of the past such as Baum, Barrie, and Ransome, as well as the constant themes of lost children, magical journeys, innocence and evil, etc. The blue-skinned witch in this story however, appears to be based on an Indian goddess which makes for an inter [...]

    4. The story and illustrations were great which led me to searching for the other Abadazad series just to find out the story never got to finish. This book's one of those perfect "fun while it lasted" reads

    5. Toto má vôbec nebavilo. Kresba je divná, asi preto že je staršia. Príbeh moc podobný Alenke, ale takej divnej Alenke. A na koniec tu čítam, že séria nie je dokončená. Do dalších dielov sa určite nepustím.

    6. Five years ago, little Matt Jameson got on a ride in a street fair and disappeared without a trace. His older sister Kate Jameson and mother Frances are frequently at odds with each other ever since.[return][return]Kate is now 14, your average rebellious teenager with a taste for heavy metal and being difficult with her deeply-hurting mother.[return][return]One day, their neighbour Mrs Vaughn cornered Kate and told her she knew where Matt is. He has been taken into Abadazad, a fantasy land known [...]

    7. I read this book and then immediately read the second in the series back to back, so I am doing a sort of joint review.The books came to my attention when Elder Brother plopped them down in front of me."Remember him?" he asked.I looked down and saw the cover ofThe Dream Thief, which features a rather snarky, evil looking purple top hatted, goatee-ed, red-eyed, red beak nosed, yellow teethed, six armed, Fagin type nasty male type figure."Ummmm." (It was only the truth. I know no one who wears a p [...]

    8. When Kate is nine, her little brother, Matt, is her world. They are inseparable, and, contrary to typical sibling relationships, Matt can do no wrong in Kate's eyes. Then one day, Matt disappears without a trace, and as the years progress, is presumed dead. Kate develops into a surly teen, still haunted by Matt's sudden and inexplicable disappearance. She fights with her mother daily, doesn't get along with the kids at school, and generally feels confusion about her life and the turns it has tak [...]

    9. This full-color-on-every-page book pulls off the mix of book and graphic novel better than any other I've seen so far. The art in the graphic sections is excellent, and the book pages alternate between the diary of narrator Kate and yellowing pages from the Abadazad storybooks that Kate and her little brother Matt love.Abadazad is a fictional fictional world - in other words, in the world Kate and Matt live in, the Abadazad books, movies, collectibles, and fan conventions outshine Harry Potter a [...]

    10. DeMatteis is one of my favorite comic book writers, a man able to bring both humour and drama to a comic without either one overshadowing each other. He writes a lot of psychological stories--his Harry Osborn Green Goblin stories were amazing, including Harry's death--and of late he's also added a tinge of his own, well, different take on religion in an underrated run on the Spectre.Here we have a set of books that's part teen fiction, part comic book, part homage to the writers of children's fi [...]

    11. First, I loved the artwork and the concept. This book definitely pushes some boundaries (real or imagined) in genre. Although the publisher lists the book as ages 9 and up, I suspect that the format might be a little confusing to some of the younger readers--at least--at first (though a little bit of a brief book talk might solve that). The book is a journal-no-diary-no-memoir/graphic novel/book-within-a-book and more. I was intrigued enough to want to read Book 2, just to see where this all goe [...]

    12. Colorful illustrations and handwritten fonts used in this kids' book for about an age of 8 to 10. It blatantly mixes elements of a CS Lewis' world beyond and Oz-like characters but misses the beat of a truly real magical realm. The depressive undertones are a bit much, dealing with a brother who has been missing for five years (ostensibly snatched), a father who has abandoned his family, and a depressed, neurotic mother who drinks regularly and has trouble holding down a regular job. Not escapis [...]

    13. Oh my I first read this book in 2007 when I was only 8 years old! I had both books and read them back to back in one night.Me and my brother instantly fell in love with the world of Abadazad! I have so many feelings and memories of this series that I just don't know how to put it in word, doesn't happen to me too often.I just, I guess I just love this series. I cried when I found out the author wasn't continuing it! :'(Once again, pretty crappy review. I just can't explain how much this means to [...]

    14. Kate's father left when she was 5 and Matt was 2. Ever since, it's just been her mom, her, and Matt. So, as you can see, Kate and Matt had been close. Kate was pretty upset when Matt disappeared, and she thought he was dead. She had been reading Abadazad. well, her next door neighbor claimed to be little martha from the books. when a mysterious blue globe turns up at her door step, Kate has Adventures she never dreamed of having.

    15. It was reallyallyweird. It's very similar to the Wizard of Oz (and maybe that was why I was drawn to it, because I had just watched it). Parts of it was in the graphic novel style, and other parts were just written like a normal book. Kate, who the book is written from is really annoying. She's so pessimistic about everything. But, with that said I liked everything else. It was a fun thing to read during the boring summer hours. :)

    16. Abadazad is unique and beautiful in that it experiments with a combination of prose and comic strip to tell its amazing story. The color scheme has an almost magical feeling in itself, with brillant dark undercurrents that provide some severity to the whole story. You find yourself transported to this whole new world, just as Kate finds herself transported to the magical land of Abadazad. I would recommend this not just for young readers, but to everyone who enjoys the fantastical.

    17. Good YA lit read - nice mix of traditional word story and graphic novel. Details are a bit unbelievable at times, but this a FANTASY novel. I noticed that four volumes were planned, but only two seem to have been released. Vol 3 & 4 are outrageously expensive even used. So I am curious to know more of the story.

    18. A slightly awkward blend of comics and prose. I think the comics parts were a way of rescuing material from the collapse of CrossGen, but they might have been better off starting from scratch. It wasn't bad, just not my cup of tea and a bit miserable. (Not sure exactly when I read this - some time during 2008.)

    19. Tosh handed this to me, because she enjoyed it. Can I just say how disturbing the cover is? It completely unsettles me ever time I glance at it. Probably I shouldn't keep it on the top of the stack.

    20. I picked this up because I like Mike Poog's art. DeMatteis does a good job of capturing the narrator's voice (a sassy 14 year old) and the book is kind of fun - switching back and forth between the narrative and the art (including some parts of the story told in comic book form.

    21. Strange little bookabout a land of imagination, a lost sibling. Parts in graphic novel form (with exceptionally tiny print), but not all. A bit confusing in places, but like a good puzzle. The seven year old loves it.

    22. A very entertaining riff on L Frank Baum's Oz series. Fun for kids to read and also fun for adults looking for all the Oz references. Also a quick read, since it is for young children you can read in one lunch hour. I did.

    23. Fun attempt to create an 'Oz' like world/series.Nice mix of real world elements/themes with some brilliant and wild bits of fantasy.They only did a couple volumes before the publisher went belly up, which is a shame as this was a lot of fun and different from 95% of the comics out there.

    24. This one of my favorite, The girl lost his brother when they were young and until she grows up she's still longing to see his brother. I've never get to read the second book BUT I love this. :)

    25. I was feeling nostalgic looking at abadazad in my shelf, so I picked it up. I liked it very much as I did the first time. Now to the next one

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