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Dept. H, Volume 1: Pressure
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Ed Erwin This discussion is for Dept. H, Volume 1: Pressure.


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Ed Erwin I read this last night. The watercolor art reminds me very much of the work of Jeff Lemire, especially The Underwater Welder and A.D.: After Death. The story is quite different, though.

It starts as an underwater locked-room murder mystery. But it seems to be developing other themes. I'll be continuing with volumes 2 through 4. I hope that it has a definite end in volume 4 rather than simply ending.


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Andréa (fernandie) | 893 comments Ed wrote: "This discussion is for Dept. H, Volume 1: Pressure."

Thank you for creating the thread, Ed! My summer has been off to a rocky start and I haven't been able to keep on top of everything as much as I'd like.

I'm tacking on the usual intro info here...
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Andréa (fernandie) | 893 comments Ed wrote: "It starts as an underwater locked-room murder mystery. But it seems to be developing other themes. I'll be continuing with volumes 2 through 4. I hope that it has a definite end in volume 4 rather than simply ending."

I'm glad you like it enough to continue it! I, too, hope it has a definite end in volume 4... my biggest frustrations are ambiguous endings and series that never end.


Russell | 68 comments I read through Dept. H Omnibus Volume 1 and I thought it was very similar to a survival action film. the back stories being cutaway's and the multiple different perspectives. I liked it well enough but it didn't draw me in enough that I felt much connection with the characters. < spoiler > I did enjoy the appearance of the Ghost Diver though, and the existence of sea spiders that act like parrots...that was a great addition to the creep levels of the story. < / spoiler >.


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Andréa (fernandie) | 893 comments Russell wrote: "I liked it well enough but it didn't draw me in enough that I felt much connection with the characters."

I feel like that's my response for about 50% of the books... but that also makes sense, since we're reading a much wider range of genres and styles in here than I would pick for myself.


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