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4.0 out of 5 stars Pulp Fiction
Right it's Sgt Major William Gravel SAS and Combat Magician in his 4th outing. It's probably the most straight forward of the books and it's far and away the longest.
The story goes as follows. Bill Gravel is freelancing in New York and killing a few people for money - when he witnesses his old SAS team appear from nowhere and kill the new mayor of the city then they...
Published on 24 Aug. 2004 by Richard Kelly

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2.0 out of 5 stars Slight, hyper-violent and lacking any real wit
This is not vintage Warren Ellis.
The 'strange Kiss/killings' books follow the adventures of a Combat Magician (John Constantine with guns and Matrix style combat skills).
Unlike earlier works on Hellblazer, the Authority and x-men titles this series focusses on violence over satire and while it is not without some merit, the overall impression is of someone who...
Published on 15 Mar. 2004 by John Davidson


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4.0 out of 5 stars Pulp Fiction, 24 Aug. 2004
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This review is from: Warren Ellis' Strange Killings: Body Orchard (Paperback)
Right it's Sgt Major William Gravel SAS and Combat Magician in his 4th outing. It's probably the most straight forward of the books and it's far and away the longest.
The story goes as follows. Bill Gravel is freelancing in New York and killing a few people for money - when he witnesses his old SAS team appear from nowhere and kill the new mayor of the city then they disappear.
Gravel is framed for the murder that he didn't commit and he goes after his old team mates with just one thing on his mind.
It is a pretty standard revenge type story and as usual with these stories there is more blood and guts than you can shake a stick at.
Personally I like Gravel (if like is the right word which I don't actually think it is and he is a murderous mad man of the highest order) and he is nothing like John Constantine (who is always trying to do the right thing be heroically fails) as he is totally amoral and loves the slaughter and mayhem that circles his presence.
It's not a great book, but it did manage to while away a hour or two. The art work is pretty good as well! 8/10
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2.0 out of 5 stars Slight, hyper-violent and lacking any real wit, 15 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Warren Ellis' Strange Killings: Body Orchard (Paperback)
This is not vintage Warren Ellis.
The 'strange Kiss/killings' books follow the adventures of a Combat Magician (John Constantine with guns and Matrix style combat skills).
Unlike earlier works on Hellblazer, the Authority and x-men titles this series focusses on violence over satire and while it is not without some merit, the overall impression is of someone who is churning out too many books with a resultant drop off in quality.
Presumably this was published on the basis that if Warren Ellis wrote a shopping list it would sell.
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