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Subtle disaster is an intense and stress filled ride, in the best of ways.
"It may be a tragedy for them, but it's a comedy for us." Subtle disaster chapter 27.
The story is quite a simple one, it's about a writer who recently has moved into a somewhat remote apartment, hoping to appreciate the cheap cost and quiet that brings with it. Instead, all he receives is constant room shaking noise from the family above his apartment. Needless to say, escalation ensues.
I have to say, I haven't really seen many, if any, stories that are similar to
Subtle disaster. A story which is seemingly entirely built around the word escalation, and one that builds upon it's stress levels in the reader with every coming chapter. As stressful as it was be though, there were countless times that the absurdity of the situation won me over and I couldn't hold back from laughing. I found the story to be an exceptionally exiting journey, not because the characters went to some crazily imaginative fantasy land or something, but because of the escalation in a setting filled with such realistically insane characters.
Speaking of the characters, I loved them. Alright, so with the exception of the main character and a few side characters, most aren't developed too much, but I couldn't get enough of how insane the characters are. Insane as they may be though, they weren't wacky or cartoonish, rather I found them to be quite representative of some of the worst people/attitudes/values of humanity. One particular attitude that I enjoyed the exploration of through the characters is mob mentality, the way it's portrayed is extremely aggravating, yet I couldn't stop myself from appreciating it.
The art in Subtle disaster was beautiful and expressionistic, it made the series very pleasant and easy to read. One aspect of the art that I especially appreciated was how full of motion it seemed, the artist was terrific at making the chapters come to life, almost like you're watching it play out in video form rather than reading it.
If your life is already stressful enough, I probably wouldn't recommend that you read this, otherwise, go ahead and check out this exceptionally realistic yet insane series.