Review: Elektrograd: Rusted Blood

Rusted Blood is triumph of setting and tone from Warren Ellis. Ellis is a man of strangely eclectic tastes, even for a writer.  The Elektrograd setting comes from a long standing fascination of his with architecture or an interesting brutalist bent.  He’s done a brilliant job constructing a city of such architecture and reflecting its tastes into his characters.  The result is a grim police procedural that you can’t take your eyes off.

Rusted Blood is fairly short – a long short story or a short novella.  It’s easy to swallow in one gulp, which enhanced its immersiveness for me.  I think Ellis can sustain the effect for longer, but a short stay in this world was fine for me.

I don’t want to spoil the mystery – though I didn’t find it to be even the third most interesting aspect of Blood – so I don’t have much more to say.  This is an inexpensive, short, absorbing tale.  Risk the two bucks.

Strongly recommended.

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