The Bones of Giants

Author: Christopher Golden & Mike Mignola
Titan Books
RRP 10.99
ISBN 1 84023 570 5
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On the frozen shores of Sweden, a freak lightning storm reveals the skeleton of a giant man, his bony fist tightly gripping the shaft of an ancient iron hammer. It isn't every day that the remains of a Norse god and his war hammer appear on a beach, and the occult detective known as Hellboy knows that whatever is coming next won't be pleasant...

The Bones of Giants is the second Christopher Golden penned Hellboy novel and to be quite honest I found it too slow moving. Turning each page was a real effort and that is not what Hellboy should be all about.

Sadly, I felt that there was only just enough of a plot here to warrant a short story. And to stretch this out to over 200 pages is criminal. If you really can't wait for Mike Mignola to continue his Hellboy illustrated series, then you might be better of purchasing the Hellboy short story collection Odd Jobs. At least that is palatable.

Not really worth entertaining.

Darren Rea

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