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on November 27, 1999
This is probably my second favorite book in the Sin City series, after the original. All of them are good, but this collection of short, self-contained stories is great. Among other things, it has two stories featuring Marv, including a very powerful Christmas story called Silent Night. There's also a story about Dwight, The Babe Wore Red. It's a great, fun-filled, existential romp through the town without pity with an incredible somewhat cynical ending. Also featured are Fatman and Little Boy, Manute, and a set of characters not featured in any of the graphic novels, including an assassains guild starring Blue Eyes. If you've ever enjoyed any other Sin City stuff, buy this one. If you haven't, I would reccomend that you read the first one (Sin City) and A Dame to Kill For first, but definitely to get a hold of this one as well.
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on July 31, 1999
sin city is mostly known as aseries of graphc novels but this collection of short stories is one of the better sin city works. the intensity and noirish milieu of the larger works is maintained in most of the stories the one exeption fatman and little boy is effective as dark comedy. the other standouts are rats which is astory about a war crinimal who is murdered in his grimy apartment . the murderer could be a rogue nazi hunter exercising vigilante justice or it may be just a street thug the ambiguity involved makes it particularly effective. the silent night story which is virtually wordless is an effective example of comic book eperimentalism. most silent stories i comics do not work but miller uses facial expressions closeups and contrasts of black and white to inject energy and drama into what most comic book artists would have turned into a pinup collection. the lady wore red is a first rate exmple of straight forward action and the stufff with blue eyes is interesting as well. she is a compelling anti-heroine.the other stories are not at five star level and i give the series 4and one half stars but i would round it up to 5 if the originalrating is not allowed.
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on June 9, 2009
Following the continuity of the other books in the series, Booze, Broads, & Bullets is a fun read. The art is as good as the others and follows the same great black and white style. The interesting thing that makes this book stand out over the others is it's layout. As oppose to one great big story, this book as several smaller stories. And of course everything is linked to each other. When it comes to the Sin City novels, there are others in the series that stand out and are a better read. If however, you wish to emerge yourself into the Sin City story and want the whole collection, pick this up.
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on November 11, 2002
This is by no means Millers best work, but it is definately worth picking up if you enjoy sin city. It's basically a collection of short stories, each different and not necesarrily related. The art work as always is very very good, and as always the stories are entertaining. Keep 'em coming Frank! .... no? .... oh... (drops head in sorrow). Oh well.
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on July 21, 2000
This is a very good colection of the shorter sin city pieces. What I like most about it is that you can see Frank Miller's art style progress to the form it's in now. Many great stories with the sadistic sin city twist. Not for the week-hearted!
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on May 3, 2010
short stories, punchy, sexy, fun and beautiful. Black and white makes it all happen. And red. And blue...but you know.
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on May 14, 2001
Miller's works might not be deliberately designed to inspire boys to go on a vigilante killing spree, but since they have no other themes than making violent attacks on criminals look cool to teenagers one wonders what else they could be for. This is one of his worst offenses. Don't show this stuff to your children, and get professional help if you enjoy it yourself.
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