Perhaps it will as the series progresses but otherwise you've just proven my point. The Lost Boy is a fast read. That's how decompressed storytelling works, apparently moving the plot at a slower pace but with storytelling at a faster, more natural speed so the reader is drawn into a "real time" adventure.Raven wrote:Well, I'm not so sure it fell out of favour with readers. I'd suggest that with kids' attention spans probably much shorter now than then, even *faster* paced stories would be in order now; but, really, it's just good dramatic writing to have several plot turns per instalment.Lew Stringer wrote: Comparing modern storytelling to comics of 40 years ago is perhaps unfair. A) Today's children won't make that comparison and B)That method of condensed storytelling fell out of favour many years ago unfortunately as the readers gradually abandoned IPC comics in their thousands.
Anyway, time will tell if The Lost Boy is working or not. My gut feeling is it'll be more popular with girls.