N8R’s Book Club: What Do You Think of Preacher?

It has come to my attention that a lot of you have recently had the opportunity to read Preacher, an outstanding comic-book series written by Garth Ennis and illustrated Steve Dillon. This is one of my favorite comics of all time and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. So let’s have a book-of-the-month club discussion, Opera style!

While I really enjoyed Dillon’s art, it’s Ennis’ writing that truly dazzled me. Preacher’s storytelling is just a wonderfully unique blend of clever, creative, ridiculous, obscene, violent, caring, and emotional elements. Throughout the series, I was continually amazed by how deftly Ennis moved from feeling to feeling. He created an interesting world with characters that you’ll never forget.

Out of all the characters in Preacher, Cassidy was by far my favorite. A large part of this is because during the height of Preacher’s popularity, I was spending an inordinate amount of time in NYC Irish pubs. He reminded me of a lot of bartenders I knew. Plus, Cassidy had so much range. He was instantly likable, almost always made me laugh, disappointed me with some of his actions, generated pity with others, and had a touching redemption at the end. He’s definitely the coolest vampire I’ve ever read. How awesome would it be to have a Cassidy limited series where he kicks the crap out of all the characters in Twilight?

Whether you’ve read Preacher recently or devoured it in the past, kindly share your thoughts on this outstanding series in the comments section. Also, when the hell is HBO going to green light a Preacher series?!?

Author: RPadTV


One thought on “N8R’s Book Club: What Do You Think of Preacher?”

  1. Everybody, look under your chairs…


    Seriously though, I think that this and Watchmen were the 2 best series I've ever read. What I loved about this was the plot twists. They just keep em coming the whole ride.

    Cassidy is definitely one of the coolest vampires ever. I'm guessing that Ennis had a long conversation once about how vampires would handle drugs and Cassidy stemmed from that. Junkie vampires FTW.

    However, my favorite character I think was Arseface's dad. He was a sheriff trying to blame aliens for everything. And he say "eff-bee-eyeee". Classic…

    The Saint of Killers is pretty cool too, and John Wayne's repeated cameos are top notch.

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