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[Return to Barrow – 30 Days of Night, Book 3] – (Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith)
April 5, 2010, 12:55 am
Filed under: 30 Days of Night, 7 stars, Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles

I got this book as part of an excellent 3 part boxed and signed signed collectors set. For this book we return to Barrow to discover the poor old town is still beset by Vampires. This time the town is ready for it…or are they ? I can only assume the more you look at  Ben Templesmiths artwork the better it gets. Its still kind of chaotic and confusing but I now feel it suits the story perfectly. The third novel is a rip roaring adventure tale with great back stories and suprises. Out of the three books this was my favorite (I read all three books on consecutive evenings). A great trilogy. [ISBN-10: 1932382364]. 7/10

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[Dark Days – 30 Days of Night, Book 2] – (Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith)
April 5, 2010, 12:53 am
Filed under: 30 Days of Night, 7 stars, Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles

I got this book as part of an excellent 3 part boxed and signed signed collectors set. The setting for this book has changed. The heoroine from the first part has moved down to LA to continue the war on the vampires. I think this is a better book than the first one although the concept of the first was more engaging. There are many plot twists and turns and sublots going on within this relatively short tale. I am not sure if I am getting used to Ben Templesmiths art style but I found it more enjoyable in the second book and the abstract gore fest certainly portrays an atmosphere. A great book. [ISBN-10: 1932382364]. 7/10



[30 Days of Night] – (Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith)
April 5, 2010, 12:47 am
Filed under: 30 Days of Night, 7 stars, Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles

I got this book as part of an excellent 3 part boxed and signed signed collectors set. I decided to buy it after watching the enjoyable movie based on the book. I was initially quite dissapointed when I got my copy. The books are printed on nice glossy stock and look fantastic but the artwork in an unusual abstract style. I like my graphic novels to be more conventional and less confusing to read (Its sometimes difficult to tell Vampire from Human as both parties are shown with bared teeth). The story is good (different from the movie) and I found it engaging enough to read in one sitting but it was a little short. Quite a large section of the book is given over to previews of the next books and advertisements for other books (I think this is a waste of paper). A good book but I enjoyed the movie more. [ISBN-10: 0971977550], 7/10