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Whiteout by Greg Rucka
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Jun 07, 2008

it was amazing

Rucka and Lieber's Whiteout GNs are stylish and fun. Both of them are set in Antarctica and follow the investigations of US Marshall Carrie Stetko. She's not a beauty queen and she's not a superhero. She's just a person who has exiled herself from the rest of the world, and tries to keep the peace with the rest of the exiles on the last frontier.

The style comes from the inversion of typical comic book art. Most B&W GNs focus on shadows and background elements. Lieber uses the white space to give them impression of the vest, icey wastes of Antarctica. Beyond that, the books are freezer-burned detective novels.

Which I like as good as the hard-boiled variety.

Melt was a step up from the first novel. The storyline is more Bourne Identity, while the first one was more Sherlock Holmes.

Still, both books are tasty reads.

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