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Hardly literary genius, but a solid comic style sci-fi
on February 18, 2005
Quite what the first reviewer was expecting I don't know, but for what it is, the Unquiet Grave is quite a good book. Unfortunately for him, that makes it an adaptation from a comic book (2000 AD) based on comic book tradition and form, in which the main character runs around engaging in spectacular violence and generally entertaining escapades. Not literature, not as good as the original comic (The Vermin Stars has much to recommend it), but an enjoyable read.
As a side note, fans of Warhammer 40,000 may find themselves with a sense of déjà vu throughout as far as the setting and the human Iconoclasts are concerned, but this is hardly surprising considering either the publisher or the writer for the comic is is based upon (Dan Abnett).