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  • Hardcover: 572 pages
  • Publisher: KNOCKABOUT (30 Sept. 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0861661567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0861661565
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,251,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Oct. 2003
Format: Paperback
No amount of hyperbole can do this book the justice it deserves.
Quite simply it is stunning, gob-smacking, fantastic, gripping, repulsive, compelling, hilarious, shocking, chilling...(add any extra superlatives you like)...
Impossible to summarise just how much of an effect this book had after the first time I read it. You won't so much read From Hell as experience it, it is just that good.
If you've seen the film and were not impressed please ignore it, the book has so many layers that can be peeled back and enjoyed with repeated readings.
Also do take the time to read the comprehensive appendices at the back that detail the considerable amount of research that has been made in the production of what I feel is a modern masterpiece.
One warning, it's not for the faint of heart, containing a chapter that I feel is more violent than any film I've ever seen.
Another triumph by Alan Moore, can the man do no wrong?
In conclusion, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it.
(I am not a representative of the Alan Moore fanclub either).
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By elizakipps@yahoo.com on 31 July 2000
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That this book is described as 'Comics- Humour' says everything about the way comics/ graphic novels are still viewed by the mainstream . This is a work that is as far away from the world of 'Whizzer'n'Chips' as it's possible to get . Moore, one of comicdoms finest evr writers, is joined by the equally brilliant Eddie Canpbell, and together they take us on a dark journey to the very depths of the human psyche . That the central idea is one of the dodgier Ripper theories should not get in the way of the appreciation of this work . A carefully constructed web emeshes us, and we are pulled into the lives, and sad, horrible depths, of the victims . It is too often the case that studiers of the crimes treat the victims as commodities - Moore and Campbell make them human beings. By the end, even the murderer himself has become a pathetic figure, his death as pointless as those of his victims . This is no comic, it is perhaps the first truly great work of graphic art.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Oct. 2001
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The most important thing about this book is that it isn't really a Jack The Ripper story at all. It's about the way that incredible events echo and have repercussions through the years and it's about the birth of the twentieth century.
What I found really fascinating was the way that Alan and Eddie managed to use the facts and theories that have been kicking about for years and pull them all together into this astonishing narrative. It's not an attempt to give the definitive answers to the mystery of Jack the Ripper, it's a work of fiction using facts where it can to reveal a far more interesting story.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 15 Oct. 2003
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Many others have commented on the sheer brilliance of 'From Hell' as a graphic novel; in my opinion, makes it truly great is the two Epilogues. The story itself is as good as everyone here has said, and more. Moore's humanity and sympathy for the Whitechapel killer's victims shines through in his treatment of the killings, whilst being a fascinating insight into the origins of the 20th century. (And if that sounds worthy, it also has hefty amounts of sex, death and violence). The tenth chapter, covering the death of Mary Kelly, is stunning to read despite the horror of what was done to her. Moore is known for his willingness to think himself into different situations and characters; very few authors would have had the courage to imagine themselves as the Ripper, attacking his victim's corpse. Still fewer would have dared to try to understand the killer, to show why he did what he did.
But the two epilogues transform this already-impressive book into something even better. The first is a set of notes on the book, where Moore goes through it almost page by page, telling us what it was like to visit these places, explaining why he chose to have this character do this and inserting his own sardonic comments (describing himself on one occasion as 'making a living out of wrapping miserable killings up in supernatural twaddle'). Reading this is as close as most of us will ever get to understanding what it is like to try to write a piece of literature. The second, where he presents a potted history of 'Ripperology', is a savage and very clever attack on all those, including himself, who have made a living out of devising ever-more fanciful theories about the killings. The ending, in which Moore describes a visit to the 'Ring O'Bells' pub during his research, where he saw a stripper working there and wondered what had changed since the Victorian era, is simply one of the best endings I've ever read.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By B. Vaughan on 9 Aug. 2001
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With this book Alan Moore regains the crown as the greatest graphic novel writer. For so long untouchable in his field, recent works by Neil Gaiman had placed him firmly in my mind as the new number one. Until now. Don't read "From Hell" as an accurate investigation into the Whitechapel murders, read it as what it is, a wonderful fantasy. Unlike what another reviewer has claimed, this book will expand your knowledge of the Ripper case, by debunking most of the popular theories around today, including its own. If you're a fan of graphic novels don't miss this book.
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