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Beethoven Jones travels time and space doing exactly what every tourist does - taking pictures to send back home.
That all changes when he meets Rebecca... and tastes the best donuts in history.
It's never easy falling in love, especially when your first date involves visiting the Wild West, Tutankhamen's tomb, and watching the death of Julius Caesar.
From the prehistoric to the present, this is a story of love, death, dinosaurs and donuts. A hilarious journey through history, not to be missed.
I've been to the Armageddon Expo several times, and pretty much every time I have seen "The Time Travelling Tourist" on the backs of the staff member's t-shirts, and always wondered what it was. After reading this book, I finally knew. The theme was quite wacky, it's certainly different to the time travel stories that I've read or watched before.
I must warn the readers of this review straight up, the comic does contain quite a bit of inappropriate language, so I think that this could be considered an adult comic, and label it as inappropriate for anyone younger than 15, because I'm 13 and found it rather disturbing in some places. With the language put aside, though, I found it quite cool. The way I would describe the main character, Beethoven Jones, is selfish to a degree, an all-play-and-no-work kind of character, and he's sort of a desperate romantic in the case of this book.
The artwork was impressive, it's a rather cool style, and I love how the face on Beethoven's shirt kept changing, seeming to match Mr. Jones's expression. To sum it up and make this sound as easy to understand as I can, the I enjoyed the book, but a level of bad language and slightly disturbing scenes and images mean that I am unable to enjoy it as much as I want to.
The story did flow well, and the price is good enough to be a good match for this book's value. I have pretty much said all there is to say about this book, so I hope that, if you're over 15, you'll enjoy it more than I did.
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