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The Chill by Jason Starr
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bookshelves: 2011, crime-mystery, bouchercon, horror, serial-killers, spooky-powers, signed-by-author
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This is one of those comics that puts the ‘graphic’ in ‘graphic novel.

This hybrid of a crime and horror story features an Irish lass who uses sex to lead men to their doom. As a NYPD detective tries to make sense of the pile of body parts being found around the city, an old boyfriend of the Irish woman shows up with a bunch of crazy talk about connections to druid ritual sacrifices.

This was a solid piece of comic’s writing with some nice noir-ish black & white artwork. It could have used a little more work on the characters and explanation of the supernatural stuff. Overall, it was a fun tale with plenty of sex and violence. You know, for kids!
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Dan Schwent Are there any likeable characters in this? You know how Starr is...


Kemper Dan wrote: "Are there any likeable characters in this? You know how Starr is..."

Not as bad as his HCC stuff. I forgot to tell you that he was on a panel I saw the day after you were there. It was about anti-heroes, and Starr brought up the whole question about likeability. He said that some of his favorite books are like The Killer Inside Me so he's never felt the need to make a character likeable, and that he likes to go for the humorous aspects of having stupid people make bad decisions.

I asked a question where I said something about hating his characters but liking his books, and he seemed kind of happy about that....


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