Reviews by bfields
Formally interesting, imaginative
The story, like the title, is constructed as a near-perfect palindrome. Maybe as a result of that it felt a little stiff? But it all fits together suprisingly well. And as with the other "Terres Creuses" albums it's full of wildly imaginative ideas, beautifully drawn.
Strange dreams
I came to this as a great fan of Dupuy and Berberian's "Monsieur Jean". This reminds me strongly of the dream sequences in "Monsieur Jean".
This is the main source material for "Blue is the Warmest Color". Beautifully written and drawn, and rewards re-reading.
"50% actor, 50% killer, 100% public enemy!". I guess that sums it up. If that appeals to you, you might like this? Unfortunately this volume felt mainly like setup; at the end the story's barely gotten started, and I don't know how many volumes it may go on for.
So many knobs!
Lots of knobs to twiddle, but it's all pretty well labeled and easy to figure out. The one thing I needed a manual for was the expression pedal--it wasn't obvious to me that you need to push on it with your toe for a moment to activate the interesting expression-pedal functions.

I'm not an expert, but the results sounded pretty good to me.