Illuminations: Stories

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Illuminations: Stories

Illuminations: Stories

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Sometimes Moore has a clever idea, and milks it to its logical conclusion, but the result is predictable. and them are punished by having to dig him up out of his grave and bear him around the countryside, where they are flogged. 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. The structure of this story reminds me of Nabokov’s brilliant Pale Fire, which has a similar structure, only where the critic is insane, and perhaps a murderer, and the footnotes can be read for a suspense plot. I do not know why this spelled out the perfect set up for reverse harem Jesus-Devil-Angie scenario, but now I, someone who does not like sharing, need this devil’s threeway in my life!

Yes, anyone who read 1963, or the backmatter in the last LoEG, knows that Moore has a nicely savage line in Stan Lee pastiche, and the secret history of Hollywood in Cinema Purgatorio* showed that to some extent he can turn media muckraking into art – but that was one story in an anthology, not a whole damn novel.So I've taken my time with it; when someone takes 40 years writing before they get a collection out, binging it would be as foolish as gulping a new Ted Chiang book.

Although the story sometimes got a chuckle out of me (Moore is often very funny), I just wanted to get on to the next story. The rest lean more towards psychological horror: an autopsy of the failed experiment of human existence. NOT EVEN LEGEND - Four stars - I had a good time with this one, especially once I figured out the twist in the storytelling. Lo he tenido que dejar en la cruel sátira de la industria del cómic de superheroes (y venga la burra al trigo.Thunderman subsequently explores key moments in Porlock’s life, ranging from his early childhood to American Comics’ collapse. The second is as a bitter screed by a creator intent on taking revenge on those who took advantage of him by turning everyone in the industry, whether they deserve it or not, into grotesque caricatures. A few are stories I've loved for years (in one case, for decades), some were new to me, often managing to be both mind-expanding and cosmic while utterly rooted in our urban reality, written in language that coruscates, concatenates and glitters.

Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. Unwaveringly, his argument emerges: the business dehumanises people, drawing them into “an insane alternative reality” akin to the experience of cocaine addiction. Oceňuju experimentální styl psaní, to, jak byla každá povídka unikátní, ale na rovinu, tahle povídková sbírka mě ke konci totálně unudila.

I have to look up some of the names dropped to get the proper historical context, but even without having that this was a great story to read and could easily fit in with one of the stories in Voice of the Fire, or it at least felt like a nice revisiting with the mood of that collection.



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