Author Ezra Clayton Daniels
This is the spoiler free review of Upgrade Soul. If you would like to read the spoiler full review complete with all of the intense twists and turns please visit here.
I get really excited when I can write a 5 star review that turns into just a gushing ramble of love and admiration for the work of art I just read. This is one of those.
Upgrade Soul has a lot of spoilers so this review will be fairly vague in plot and character points. But I can tell you that it has a level of twists and surprises and unbridled conflict that you haven’t seen since you read Hamlet back in school.
The general premise of the graphic novel is that an elderly couple has agreed to take part in a risky and experimental procedure to expand their lifespan and make them feel even better than they did in their primes.
As can be guessed, things quickly go awry. The rest of the story deals with the consequences of going against the natural order of things as well as the actions of a scientist who has zero regard for ethical behavior.
This is not only one of the greatest modern philosophy books I’ve ever read but one of the most twisted mad scientist tales I’ve seen as well.
You can read this book in several ways:
As a sci fi thriller it will scare and intrigue you.
As an emotional drama about an elderly couple it will make you cry.
As a modern philosophy it will keep you up all night deep in thought and itching to discuss the greatest questions of existence.
And as a romance it will… well one couple will uplift your spirits and another will disturb you to your very core.
Combine all of that into one of the deepest and most complex yet still impeccably written books I’ve ever picked up.
Additionally, it lends itself well to the graphic novel format. The images of the couple post experiment enhance the story greatly. The pictures lift the whole book to the next level and take any guess work out of how your imagination could tone down what’s happening.
It would be very easy for our minds to dilute the horror and sadness contained in these pages but the images put it front and center. You’re not allowed to turn away.
Upgrade Soul is one to buy just so that you can lend it out. It cries out to be discussed with friends and family. Everyone is likely to take a slightly different stance on what they think is right and a healthy philosophical debate shall be had by all!
Please do yourself a favor and get a copy of this one for yourself and everyone you enjoy conversing with. Stay up until dawn discussing what it means to be human, what makes an individual, and what is ethical responsibility when dealing with human subjects.
All of that plus human interest drama for days!
5/5 mad scientists 👨🔬👨🔬👨🔬👨🔬👨🔬
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