Savage, yet fair.
[Ready Player One] is a more commercially friendly work. [Soda Pop Soldier] is more real, but at the cost of including things mainstream audiences will find jarring (most especially in The Black). By way of analogy, RP1 is a slutty Pop Tart’s hit album (Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, for example) to SPS’s raw, personal, wrenching Heavy Metal concept album.
Also, Nick Cole!
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