MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager by Matt Kindt
Review by Lauren
Source: copy from library; all opinions are my own
Official Summary: Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their
memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the
top secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves
weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and
seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s
missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest
success and its most devastating failure. But in a world where
people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?
Review: Meru is a journalist whose first true-crime book was a big success. Since then, though, she hasn’t been able to get a project off the ground. That is until she hears, again, about the amnesia flight and decides to track down the missing passenger. The flight was like any other, except everyone on board came back suffering from amnesia, unaware of who they or anyone else in their lives were. Except one passenger, Henry Lyme, went missing on the flight. Lyme is who Meru wants to find to finally write her second book.
This book is difficult to fully explain beyond the basic plot line. Meru goes on a wild adventure to other countries looking for Lyme, and she even finds out that people are watching her as she investigates. She learns a lot about MIND MGMT, Henry Lyme, men and women with fantastic abilities, and even a lot about herself.
On almost every page, there is blue writing on the left hand border. Most of it is information from a field guide. It does prove interesting, though you may be confused why you should keep reading it when you just want to read the “regular story.” I definitely recommend you keep track of the blue writing though, as it starts to change as the book goes on, adding a mystery that I’m very curious about.
I wish I could say more, but this book proves really difficult to discuss without giving away major plot points. It’s a layered, interesting graphic novel though, and I would recommend it to those interested!