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Book Review: "Area 10" by Christos N. Gage and Chris Samnee

Area 10Area 10 by Christos N. Gage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don't read a lot of police procedural novels, but I used to watch a lot of cop shows on television. This was a really cool graphic novel, following an interesting serial murder case from partway through the investigation to the end. There were several well-placed plot twists, which helped keep the pacing particularly exciting.

The story is well-written, and the art is fantastic. I could look at Chris Samnee art all day long. His style of using a lot of dark and shadows really worked well with the tone of the story.

The main plot deals with a series of murders that include decapitation. As the investigation proceeds, the investigators learn that the murderer is also performing experiments on his victims. And it gets kinda weird. The main investigator has personal demons to wrestle with, and gets injured in the course of the investigation, which really complicates things.

I read this over the course of a couple of days, but it can easily be read in one sitting because it flows so well.

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