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Batman The Long Halloween

Batman The Long Halloween
Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale
DC Comics, 1999
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
"THE LONG HALLOWEEN is more than a comic book. It's an epic tragedy." - Christopher Nolan (director The Dark Knight Rises)Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, this new edition of the classic mystery tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman's deadly enemy, Two-Face.

Whoa! This book was awesome! It had pretty much every villain you could imagine in it. It took place over about a year, and it definitely kept me guessing. I almost didn't review this book because it is so different from what I usually review on this blog. Then, I remembered that I don't often read guy-friendly books, so - like a true woman - I changed my mind!

I couldn't believe how different this book was from the movie, and it was ok. I think I even liked it better in the book. Because Christopher Nolan participated in interviews and such at the beginning of the book, I was expecting it to follow his movies more closely. Since the last movie came out, I have been upset. My way of calming myself down was to read the best books, and it's working.

So if you liked the new Batman movies, this is a good one.

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