I was very skeptical of the use of the religious content. I know that the author did his research for the book, but still it is a work of fiction and it is not to be taken seriously on important matters such as religion (well it is for me. I know some would disagree with me, but I respect their opinions). I have to say that I am thankful to the author for taking great care of not drawing the face of the prophet Mohammad, because it would have changed the way I received the book and the way I review it. I think this is a sign for his respect and understanding of the Muslim culture.
Although, the story is unique, the work of art is just fabulous, I did not like the over the top sexual scenes that were presented in the book. I know the sexual themes is part of the core of the story, but still I think there should have been somethings left to the imagination. Another thing I did not like is the cover art work. It looks like the Quran. I just did not feel comfortable reading.
All in all, apart of the over-explicit scenes, I liked the comic and would only recommend it to 20 years old and olders audience.
Have you read anything exotic recently? A book with a unique twisted story?