Boundless is an odd, artistic, and it is its own special world. It is part graphic novel, part art book, and part short, illustrated stories. The themes created by Jillian Tamaki are familiar but are scattered about with new twists. Of course, sometimes the twists we know as well. It is just a combination that is combined to make that story, or that moment, and nothing else, for now.
Each chapter is set up, to have its own look even though Tamaki is the illustrator for everything. I honestly did not see too many similarities making me think it was done by different artists. Themes of love, life and death come to play. There are happy things and sad things. Some stories have a more poetic edge, others are more straight forward, and others are both. Some of the stories are set in “normal setting” reading left to right, whereas a few are set “on their side” making them to be read as a scroll would be.
In the end, this is a book that is either pure genius or pure crud. It depends on your own personality, how you are feeling in the moment, if you are an artistic person who appreciates others art or an artistic person who only sees their own art with worth. In other words, this is an experience book, and everyone will experience it differently. And it is not a book that probably can be read in one sitting and needs reading more than once.
Not for everyone, I really am not sure if I like this book or want to like this book. Either way, it was something interesting.