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The BoJefferies Saga [Kindle Edition]

Alan Moore , Steve Parkhouse
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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'As you would expect from a Moore/Parkhouse collaboration, the writing is deft, cutting and darkly amusing. It is hard to find a page that doesn&apost have a laugh out loud moment, or to reach the end of a strip without raising your eyebrows in wonderment. These are true little gems which rank highly among Moore&aposs oeuvre and sparkle with his trademark wit and anarchy.' --Filmwerk

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Jobremus Bojeffries is like any other father -- trying to keep the peace in a house stuffed with two kids (Ginda and Reth), uncles Raoul and Festus, a baby and old Grandpa Podlasp. Never mind that one's a werewolf, one's a vampire, Grandpa is in the last stages of organic matter, and the baby puts off enough thermonuclear energy to power England and Wales…

All right, they're no ordinary family. And this is no ordinary book, with stories spanning decades, a whole chapter written as light opera, a Christmas episode, and an all-new 24-page comic bringing the Bojeffries up to the present day. On every page, the wry and anarchic creativity of the creators shines through: Alan Moore's affectionate and penetrating grasp of human nature (and British culture) creates a kind of desperate poignancy in the characters, brought to memorable life by Steve Parkhouse's deft and articulate line work.

It's all there, untutored, unpolished, ramshackle and always on the edge of collapse. Very much like Britain itself.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Twas not dog, was only poodle.... 19 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Is my favourite quote from this strip, if I remember correctly from my original reading. Wonderful strip from the Wizard of British graphic novels, Alan Moore, sympathetically illustrated in a delightfully quirky style. Don't forget the emergency blood vial....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! The Collected BoJefferies Saga 7 Feb 2014
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this old Alan Moore strip. I've never been convinced of Moore's rare attempts at outright comedy, and despite his many other strengths as a writer, it's always been his weakest area for me. Yes, there's moments of genuine hilarity scattered around his other works, but those moments often work best because they're sandwiched between something more serious. It's rare that Moore should dedicate an entire series to frivolity and simple fun. (Although it does have a satirical side, to be fair.)

Long out of print, and largely unknown to most fans, this series harks back to 1983, and Warrior magazine, the same era as V for Vendetta. Despite my reticence, I've always wanted to read this series -- being one of the largest bodies of Moore's work to remain out of print for so long, and also one of the most unusual for the writer.

The BoJefferies Saga has a curious, but interesting tone; "Monty Python" meets "The Addams Family" meets a British council estate, and I'm very happy to report that it is, to my pleasant surprise, wickedly funny. The series has a successful low-key irreverence that regularly put a smile on my face, and that's accentuated by Parkhouse's subtle artwork. Reading it made me realise that most of the time that comedy is done successfully in comics, it's written and drawn by the same hand. As soon as someone else gets involved, subtleties and nuance are often lost, leaving something very heavy-handed and unfunny. It's great to report then that Moore and Parkhouse pull together in the same direction here, and are just about as successful at conveying its comedic subtleties as any self-drawn series I can think of.

This new TopShelf edition, while being incredibly reasonably priced (especially the Kindle version -- wow!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny as........ 20 April 2014
By D. Ray
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Proper laugh out loud humour with old school Beano style artwork. What's not to like? Really enjoyed it. A lot.
Do yourself a favour and get it. Alright?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alan Moore at his funniest.. 10 April 2014
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Watchman Hah! V for Vendetta so-so! This is THE Alan Moore book to have, I remember meeting Alan in 1984 at a Glasgow convention and being regaled with stories of the Bojeffries Saga , Steve Parkhouse's work is a work of genius and the characters terrific if you only buy one Alan Moore collection buy this one..Then the rest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual and funny 14 Sep 2014
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A mixture of American Goth brought to Britain and Monty Python. Easily the funniest book I have read in a long time. Totally off the wall and strange. Would have liked to seen more of baby.
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