Rather than review each individually, this is a roundup post, as I didn’t finish them all.
In fact, the only one I finished was “The Unwritten (Volume 4): Leviathan” created by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, although I’m likely to come back to and finish “Digger” by Ursula Vernon.
The biggest problem I had with reading these were that they are all (with the exception of Digger), the middle of a series, and make little sense read on their own.
I also only really liked the artistic style of The Unwritten and Digger. The former was more classic graphic novel, the latter delightfully whimsical and odd; reminding me of early TMNT. While all of Digger appears to be included in the Voters packet, making the reading a lot more comprehensive, it did make my heart sink when I started it, to see there were over 800 pages – even of art that’s a lot of reading! The rest were around 250 pages, although by that time my fatigue had well and truly set in.
I think I’m done with the Hugo’s now; I’ll review the art, but try and assemble my vote for as much as I feel I’m informed on. The Best Related Work category, for example, I’ve only reviewed two items from, but I know I won’t get the time to read the rest and I know I’m going to want to vote for the McGuire Filk, partly because I want to encourage that kind of think into the Voters Packet!
And yes, I was up early today, wasn’t I.. ;-(