Pure genious, yet less enjoyable than the previous two volumes of the saga. In here the perfect "pastiche" which combined elements from various fictions into a coherent plot in the first two chapters gives way to an enumeration of characters, plots and styles that can be somewhat tiring to the reader....Continua
"Not thou alone, but all humanity doth in its progress fable emulate. Whence came thy rocket-ships and submarines if not from Nautilus, from Cavorite? Your trustiest companions since the cave, we apparitions guided mankind's tread, our planet, unseen counterpart to thine, as permanent, as ven'rable, as true. On dream's foundation matter's mudyards rest. Two sketching hands, each one the other draws: the fantasies thou've fashioned fashion thee. Intangible, we're life's secret soul".
Proprio quando pensi di aver trovato una prova sottotono di Moore, dove le invenzioni stilistiche, il patchwork di mezzi narrativi e i voli pindarici sembrano avere la meglio sui contenuti, arrivi alle ultime pagine e il giudizio si ribalta. Non son degno, Alan, non son degno, spero che potrai perdonarmi per aver anche solo pensato che volessi fregarmi!...Continua
This is simply amazing. Far beyond anything this series has done so far. It's hard to know where to start. The "pornsec" comic done in the style on 1984 political pornography that tells the story of 1984 was totally amazing. The "What ho gods of the abyss" Bertie Wooster/H.P. Lovecraft crossover was simply one of the funniest things I've read in ages. There was faux-shakespeare, faux-Kerouac (though the dr sax style which I always found my least favourite), there was Fanny Hill and Moll Flanders crossover femslash! It was as pretty close to perfection as a book following literary styles and then there was the ending where you had to wear 3-d glasses to experience the amazing sights of the 4-d universe of the blazing world!
In the actual comic I enjoyed the increased closer relationship between Mina and Allan. I loved the 1950s spaceport, the post 1984 Britain. There was very little in fact that I did not love, and that was largely because I didn't get the references, (several of which when I looked up I went "oh of course" and felt rather stupid for missing) and like all good literature it has spurned me on to go and read those books that I somehow have missed out on till now. (Bulldog Drummound, the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Blazing world)
Though not available in the UK this one is definitely worth importing from the US....Continua