Thursday, June 3, 2010

30 Days of Night by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith

Title: 30 Days of Night

Author: Steve Niles

Illustrator: Ben Templesmith

Published: San Diego : Idea and Design Works, c2005

Pages: 103

Series: Book 1, 30 Days of Night

Summary: Dive deep into the world of Barrow, Alaska where the month-long winter darkness provides a siren call to a band of blood thirsty vampires. The townspeople's only hope of survival lies in the hands of Stella and Eben, the local husband and wife sheriff team. Can they save the town they love, or will darkness descend forever? (Taken from Christchurch City Libraries Website)

Review: 30 Days of Night is an interesting graphic novel.  It is about vampires and for me thats something good because I do like my vampires.  These vampires are the usual vampires, in other words they don't like humans, to them a human is food and that is all.

As far as the pictures go, I thought they were very different to the usual images you get in graphic novels.  They're drawn in a really different way.  But they're quite good.  Not unlike the cover image.  I do have one warning word and that is that seeing as how this is a graphic novel and it's about vampires, some of the pictures are pretty graphic.  So if you don't like pictures like that 30 Days of Night probably isn't your kind of book.

To be honest I found 30 Days of Night lacking in substance, there wasn't much to it at all.  I knew what was going on because I'd seen the movie before but if you haven't seen the movie before you read this, you might get a bit confused.  The whole story flies past and it doesn't take long to finish.

If you like graphic novels and you like vampires then you may like 30 Days of Night.  This is only the first book in the series so it's not a stand alone.  I know I'll be picking up the next one in the series.

Source: Library

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