Wet Moon Book 1: Feeble Wanderings by Ross Campbell

Wet Moon Book 1: Feeble Wanderings
by Ross Campbell
Oni Press, 2004

Well, don’t say you weren’t warned by the title. A bunch of dumpy emo college students moon about feeling sorry for themselves. That’s about it… apart from a lot of foreshadowing (which I assume pays off later on) there’s just not much going on in Wet Moon. It’s like Mrs Dalloway if all the characters were identical, or Ghost World if Enid was less intelligent, or Sandman without The Endless, or a less pretentious Gloomcookie.

To its credit, it’s not like a teen drama where the actors are in their late twenties – these characters look 18, which somehow makes their depression and numbness more painful.

Despite the fact that very little of interest happens in this first volume, Campbell must be doing something right, because this series is currently up to its fifth book. There’s money in moping.

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