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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. The best description I have of the stories is that they are like Ishiguro books, however Ishiguro definitely has perfected this style of writing. I always enjoy when Moore plays with the concept of linear storytelling, and he pulls it off wonderfully with this one. It felt a little obvious to me, and while the sex scene was kind of fun in a blasphemous way, it actually took away from the story for me because it felt a little hammed in there. 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 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). Superhero fandoms of both the political right and the political left now enjoy a rare moment of unity in summarily rejecting Moore's fascism thesis, while observers point out that Moore has been claiming this for years—since, in fact, his earliest works in the genre, Miracleman and Watchmen. Hypotetická ještěrka byla zajímavá, ale v polovině ten příběh nabral jakousi hořkou pachuť, která mi nebyla po chuti a táhla se až do konce.Is Moore bitter about his treatment and others’ treatment by an industry which chews up and spits out talented artists, while keeping the results of their creativity as cash cows? Something about these subjects gets me a little more on the edge of my seat than the definite non-realities of zombies, vampires, etc. Figura incontornável da história dos comics no final do século XX, criador de alguns dos mais influentes e seminais livros do género, Alan Moore não se fica pela escrita de argumentos. I was surprised that this was one of the very few sore spots Moore refrained from poking here – the other glaring one was Steve Ditko's increasingly loopy politics.

High culture in modernity understands its role differently—as a repository for all that enlightenment represses. And in the monumental novella What We Can Know About Thunderman, which charts the surreal and Kafkaesque history of the comics industry over the last seventy-five years through several sometimes-naive and sometimes-maniacal people rising and falling on its career ladders, Moore reveals the dark, beating heart of the superhero business. I read the first 6 stories out of 9 and each one of them made me increasingly annoyed as I turned each consecutive page. It’s dragged down by the inclusion of what amounts to a full novel that’s by far the worst thing in the volume, and takes up more than half of it.So it goes throughout; any detail of comics history, including their multimedia afterlife, which shows them in a bad light gets turned up to 11. Em The Improbable Complex High-Energy State, Moore atreve-se a imaginar um universo, e vida inteligente, a desenvolver-se no instante de Planck, uma minúscula eternidade que nasce e se extingue com o big bang, mas onde as criaturas são atreitas a todos os vícios humanos. Veniamo trasportati all’interno di una narrazione surreale, talvolta bizzarra e ipnotica, che alterna momenti cupi, momenti struggenti e momenti di umorismo. some of which cry out for an artist to translate into comic one-offs, but sadly Alan is done with that now. Billed as a collection of "stories," Illuminations is, rather, as Neil Gaiman concedes on his back cover blurb, "a sort of camouflage, or frame" for What We Can Know About Thunderman—which, at 240 pages of a 450-page book, is not a story or even a novella but a full-length novel.

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