Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: White Maze (Ghost in the Shell, #3)
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: White Maze (Ghost in the Shell, #3)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  110 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The year is 2030. Advances in robotics and cyberbrain technology have transformed the world into a miraculous place where almost anything is possible - even the melding of humans and machines. In this not-too-distant future, the crimes of flesh and metal are investigated by Section 9, an elite counterterrorist squad headed by Chief Aramaki and his cyborg sidekick, Major Mo...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Dark Horse (first published January 3rd 2006)
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Andrew Laskowski
As a self admitted fan of the entire GitS series, I came into reading this book from a biased standpoint. Any semblance of story and interaction between the characters that I have grown to love (and written by one of the shows original writers, no less) would be good and relished, giving great leeway to any level of composition the novel is at.

And that is, in a sense, what it came to. The book is fit perfectly in the GitS universe both in atmosphere, plot, and character. It could very easily hav...more
Jul 28, 2008 Tina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the show, sci-fi teen readers
Shelves: manga
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Gemma Thomson
This third book in the trilogy didn't quite feel as pacy as the previous two, but it managed to be an intriguing adventure nevertheless. Whereas volume two felt like three episodes of the TV show, this felt more like a feature-length adventure in which Kusanagi weaves through friends and foes old and new, ducking through the anti-China factions and refugee activities book two had left behind.
The third installment of the Ghost in the Shell:Stand Alone Complex was a good read. Focusing on the Major basically going out on an undercover mission to uncover the creator of a vampire-like nano-machine virus. The tech-speak wasn't too bad this time around, but I may have gotten used to it by now.

Definitely worth a read if you enjoy the the anime series and movies.
This book is very centered around Motoko, which allows for a little more introspection, though you won't see much action from the other characters. As you'd expect fro GitS, the plot is twisty and full of mixed motives and half-criminals, as well as some awesome action scenes and blazing new ideas.
Non ci posso credere. Vampiri anche nel mondo di Ghost in the shell (o almeno presunti tali). E' un segno, la fine del mondo si avvicina. Si salvi chi può.
Of the three GitS novels by Fujisaku, I probably enjoyed this one the most.

The events are a little over-the-top but still a fun read.
my favorite out of the three I fell like a really am watching the series
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