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September 13, 2005

Sin City - The Hard Goodbye - Frank Miller

This is a short review of the graphic novel, not the movie, which I haven't seen yet. (Note: Now I have)

It's a violent gangster story, drawn in stylised black and white. Marv is the hero, trying to avenge a murdered prostitute, by torturing and killing a trail of people in the fictional town of Sin City. This city is corrupt from the top down, and this giant of a man is it's natural inhabitant. He's not too bright, is on medication for mental problems, and often forgets to take it, has the strength of an elephant and loves his dear old mother.

This is a tale that has been told many times, and would probably not be as famous if not for the fantastic artwork. Evrything is dark and gritty, simple and bold, reflecting the story and the environment perfectly.

It seems a shame to devour something like this in a single sitting, but it takes less then an hour, and once you start you won't want to stop.

Posted by se71 at September 13, 2005 02:55 PM


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