Friday, January 31, 2014

murder mysteries

murder mysteries
neil gaiman & p. craig russell
dark horse
published 2002

Constructing and maintaining all of heaven and earth is an immense task, which God has divided up amongst the various ranks and stations of angels.  As with any such huge effort, there are bound to be casualties.  This unique passion play sheds light on the hands behind creation, as well as one lonely man in Los Angeles who gets to hear the whole story of a most unspeakable crime: a murder in paradise!

What is interesting to me is the motive for what is deemed as the first murder ever.  Other than that I was just 'eh' about this one.  Really short, only about 50 pages or so.  Maybe I just don't get it because I don't believe in God, but it irks me that this guy gets away with his crimes and even then we don't know why he committed them in the first place.

The art is fantastic though.  So there's that....


  1. Sometimes I like Gaiman and sometimes I don't. I don't know what it is about his writing.

    1. I am embarrassed to admit that while I own almost all of his books I've only read Neverwhere when it comes to the non-graphic novels. I swear I'm going to get to them this year.


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