Illuminations: Stories

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Illuminations: Stories

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It kind of made me forget that I was reading in the first place - one of those rare rides of dissolving into the words of a book. And granted, even the standard history of the ugly early days now comes with a bit of an awkward context given the author turned out to be a nonce***, at which point you do start to wonder whether there might just be a systemic problem. AND, AT THE LAST, JUST TO BE DONE WITH SILENCE (three stars) This one refers to an historical event in the middle ages with which I’m unfamiliar. One of the things apparent in the book though is Alan Moore's skill with words and a turn of phrase. Executives exploit working-class creators – such as Superman’s creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, as well as Moore himself – for the benefit of shareholders and corporate oligarchs.

Something about these subjects gets me a little more on the edge of my seat than the definite non-realities of zombies, vampires, etc. This story, which takes up a majority of the total page count, shows an interesting set of interconnected lives belonging to persons in the comic industry.In his first-ever short story collection, which spans forty years of work and features many never-before-published pieces, international bestselling author and legendary creator of From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and other modern classics, Alan Moore, presents nine stories full of wonder and strangeness, each taking us deeper into the fantastical underside of reality. AMERICAN LIGHT: AN APPRECIATION - Four stars - I'm a sucker for the Beat generation, having gone through an obsessive phase about them way back in high school, so this was a nice revisit to those times, and Alan really gets to flex his poetic muscles here in a powerful way. This was an enjoyable collection; I just wish that Moore had been more willing to kill his darlings and had submitted to more rigorous editing. In "Illuminations," a nostalgic older man decides to visit a seaside resort from his youth and finds the past all too close at hand.

Illuminations” di Alan Moore è una raccolta di nove racconti che spazia e si muove tra vari generi del Fantastico. Alan Moore has a way of weaving medical horrors grounded in Sci-Fi into everyday life in a way that is disturbing and completely unforgettable.

And there we come to the asterisk, in that Illuminations does contain eight short stories, but more than half of its page-count is What We Can Know About Thunderman, allegedly a novella. Another I sort of have, the opening Hypothetical Lizard, in that I have the comics adaptation, but I remembered little past the premise from that, so can only assume it didn't do full justice to the story as collected here, which is an ingenious, poisonous thing, its prose bolstering the horror of the premise, as when a key character wrings her hands: "They looked like crabs mating after having been kept too long in the dark.

While this story still had his elements of sci-fi and general what-the-fuck-is-going-on -ness, it was definitely less chaotic and intellectual than his normal writing style. Not Even Legend” is one big idea - the weirdest creatures living among us wouldn’t be werewolves and vampires and sea monsters, but those that we can’t even conceptualize- and one narrative trick that invites a re-read. The dinner is interrupted by the belated revelation that American’s editor-in-chief, Brandon Chuff, has been dead for the entire conversation, despite his smiling presence at the table (somewhat like the real-world comics industry, Moore implies). Alan Moore's intellect is staggering and on full near constant display in this book and it gets real tiresome, with each new style or variation appearing to be yet another "look what I can do" moment for the author to show off. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION (four stars) During the Revelation/Rapture/Second Coming, the resurrected Jesus meets with his attorney, who has been engaged to handle the paperwork in transferring the universe to its new owner.The pace of the book and some stories in this collection is sometimes slow but if you like a story that builds in intensity, you will love it. If you do have that knowledge, you’ll recognize certain people, thinly disguised: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Vince Colletta, Archie Goodwin, etc. And At Last, To Be Done With Silence é o remate perfeito para o livro, um conto ambiguo onde não percebemos se os personagens são viajantes ou almas penadas. porque aunque soy una persona morbosa y cotilla, su pesadísima forma de narrar, su cansino afán de ajustar cuentas con el género y sus alusiones veladas, seudónimos, y oscuras referencias a escabrosas anécdotas, cansa y aburre ya a las piedras.

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