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Return of the vampire...,
This review is from: 30 Days Of Night (Paperback)
Set in a town called Barrow in Alaska, "30 Days of Night" tells a story of desperation and isolation with the townspeople at the mercy of an invading horde of vampires.
This is a good book. The title is good. The plotline for this book is good. But, "30 Days of Night" suffers slightly because of its weak characterisation.
Steve Niles makes little attempt at developing his characters and therefore, it is very difficult to feel any empathy towards any of his characters - good or bad.
The artwork throughout is heavy on style with inspirational moments. Ben Templesmith's incendiary artwork is appropriate to the book's nightmare theme - though it is, at times, visually incoherent. Nonetheless, the art is still very impressive.
The book marks the welcome return of the vampire as man's fearsome and practically unstoppable nemesis, therefore, "30 Days of Night" is a welcome break from the proliferation and monotony of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has (apart from Blade, another vampire slayer) monopolised the vampire market for far too long.