Preacher: Gone to Texas (Preacher #1)
by: Garth Ennis, Steve Dillion [Illustrator]
G: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Horror
Goodreads Reading Challenge: 52 out of 75
This graphic novel was way more gory than I thought it would be. Not to get me wrong, it was good but bloody. We open on a man completely depressed. Jesse Custer is a reverend in Texas who hated his life and drank way too much. honestly I was confused as to why he was a preacher. He really didn’t seem to like it that much.
Then enters angels, spirits, and exes. Oh, and crazy, emphasis on crazy, family drama. To say I was lost at the end is a major understatement. It was hard to know who was right and who was wrong in this story.
Jesse was on a quest to search for God. That sounds like something a man of the cloth would do. Although, his quest was far from being holy. It isn’t a metaphorical journey either. He is literally searching for God to make him answer for all the travesty on Earth.
It makes me think of real life. It shows how hard, messy, crazy, and sloppy life is. iT shows how meaning well doesn’t always count and how the end doesn’t always justify the means. It shows that everyone makes choices and they aren’t always good ones.
Jesse finds his strength to fight. He finds a will to live, and to make God answer for the mess he left, and he won’t stop until he makes him take responsibility for his actions.