Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, December 18, 2017

INCOMING


  • Lance Parkin, Magic Words:  The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore.  Biography of the comic book icon, published in 2013.  "For over three decade comics fans and creators have regarded Alan Moore as a titan of the form.  With works such as V for Vendetta, Watchmen and From Hell, he has repeatedly staked out new territory, attracting literary plaudits and a mainstream audience far removed from his underground origins.  His place in popular culture is now such that major Hollywood players vie to adapt his books for cinema.  Yet Moore's journey from the hippie Arts Labs to the bestseller lists was far from preordained.  A principled eccentric, who has lived his whole life in one English town, he has been embroiled in fierce feuds with some of the entertainment industry's biggest corporations.  And just when he could have made millions ploughing a golden rut he turned to performance art, writing erotica, and the occult.  Now as Alan Moore hits sixty, it's time to go in search of this extraordinary gentleman, and follow the peculiar path taken by a writer quite unlike any other."  AS Moore himself put it on the front cover of this book, "Belongs on the bookshelf of any halfway decent criminal profiler."

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