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Fevre Dream


Author: George R. R. Martin
Artists: Fafa Lopez and Ruben
Titan Books
RRP: £18.99, US $24.99
ISBN: 978 1 59291 119 6
Available 25 November 2011

George R. R. Martin's moonlite tale of feuding vampire clans, death and debauchery in the bayou. Set in 1857 along the muddy Mississippi, Fevre Dream introduces Abner Marsh, a remarkably ugly man who longs to captain the fastest steamboat on the river. When a pale, mysterious gentleman names Joshua - who keeps strange hours and stranger friends - approaches him with an offer of partnership, Abner's dreams appear to come true... though he may have unleashed a nightmare on the unsuspecting shores...

Adapted by Hugo-nominated author Daniel Abraham and artist Rafa Lopez, this graphic novel stays faithful to Martin's original dark vision, immersing the reader in the tortures and joys of vampire society.

Even though I have to admit I am bored to death of vampire tales, Fevre Dream is one story I'd recommend. I think the reason this works so well is that at its heart it's not a vampire adventure at all. This could have easily been a gangster plot or any other gang turf war tale. In fact the vampire element is extremely slight and it's interesting that it's not used as a lazy device to push the story further forward, more that it's used as a back drop to the main narrative.

The art work is solid and certainly worthy of this tale. Overall, an entertaining read that turns into a bit of a page turner.


Nick Smithson

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