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Illuminations: Stories

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I genuinely don't think I'll ever come across a worse example, and I have my entire reading life ahead of me. This short was obviously more current than the last, given there was the reference to COVID, but also because of Moore’s more modern style of writing. I loved this one the most given it was quick, it was cerebral, and it brought that beautiful sexual undertone that Moore has to the surface, complete with a cinnamon-roll Jez. But then I realized that the stories I was okay with were reprints, and the stories that I despised with all of my heart were the ones written for this collection. They wanted big dramatic threats and enemies, no matter that they strained all credibility, and also wanted some improbable and memorable character to offer them solutions that were simple, and as unbelievable as the imagined menaces they were pledged to combat.

I found Not Even Legend, and What We Can Know About Thunderman to be two of the better stories while Hypothetical Lizard was a little bizarre and long for my tastes. There is even an absolutely perfect parody of self-important literature, especially outlandishly bad poetry, a thing to treasure and behold in its impenetrable glory. My favorite story is the first one: “Hypothetical Lizard” which describes a mesmerizing standoff of two prostitutes in a fantastical brothel, as seen by a third mute (sort of) other prostitute.Good October mood story, but nothing to tell your friends about and the Illuminations collections would have been just as good without its inclusion. What We Can Know About Thunderman é praticamente um romance dentro de um livro de contos, uma longa história contada sob diferentes perspetivas, tempos, e estilos narrativos se que sente como uma espécie de lavar de roupa suja.

In his first-ever short story collection, which spans forty years of work, Alan Moore presents a series of wildly different and equally unforgettable characters who discover--and in some cases even make and unmake--the various uncharted parts of existence. 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.

That said, none of these stories are bad – of course his story construction is precise, his wordsmithing unparalleled – you just wish Grandpa would tell you something besides, “Time is not linear” with a sprinkling of occult references and William Blake phantasmagoria. Here is an author who possesses a mastery of language teamed with a seemingly limitless imagination, all underpinned by a sanguine, occasionally waspish sense of humour .

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