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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Twas not dog, was only poodle....
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....
Published 9 months ago by Jeremy North

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3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant comic but not a fan of comic books on kindle, why?.....
A brilliant Alan Moore story first featured in the -why isn't there an anthology of- Warrior comics (best known for V for Vendetta)
However, reading on the kindle a comic just isn't the same.
For a start there is no zoom option, just a one size enlarged frame by frame view. In order to improve comic book reading the option to choose the size of this would help...
Published 9 months ago by D. Oliver


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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Twas not dog, was only poodle...., 19 Mar 2014
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Jeremy North "jezter" (Cardiff, Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
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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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Johnny Walker (Battersea, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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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!), includes all original 15 stories, as well as a brand new, never before seen, story written by Moore in (I think) 2009, and totals 96 pages. It's the version that those who of us who have been wanting to read this series have long been waiting for -- and, I guess, also perfect for everyone else, too.

If you're looking for something light and enjoyable to dip in and out of, I heartily recommend this -- especially for the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny as........, 20 April 2014
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D. Ray "Dan the hat" (Bermondsey, London, U.K) - See all my reviews
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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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Alan Stephen (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Pages 34 & 35 transposed on Kindle version, 14 Feb 2014
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Two pages are transposed in the Kindle version of this book, Amazon. Four more words required: candescent, vorpal, vertiginous, frangible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Sep 2014
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Brilliant.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant comic but not a fan of comic books on kindle, why?....., 26 Feb 2014
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D. Oliver "Gamer" (planet rock) - See all my reviews
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A brilliant Alan Moore story first featured in the -why isn't there an anthology of- Warrior comics (best known for V for Vendetta)
However, reading on the kindle a comic just isn't the same.
For a start there is no zoom option, just a one size enlarged frame by frame view. In order to improve comic book reading the option to choose the size of this would help no end. I use a kindle fire and needed not only glasses but a magnifier to read some frames.
I'm pretty damn sure the artists involved on all comic strips would agree with me that to see the art -that a lot of hard work goes into- reduced to a 2"x4" box just isn't the same.
I'm probably now going to have to buy the comic-book just to get full reading satisfaction. Boo to you Kindle, lesson learnt however, no more kindle comics for me in future.
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3.0 out of 5 stars strange, 9 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Bojeffries Saga, The (Paperback)
MR MOORE's books don't seem it but they are NOT an EASY READ. "trying to get where he's coming from" - if anywhere - makes for an interrupted read while i try to "work-out" does have a hidden meaning or just a comic meaning to the page. sorry Alan fans but some of his readers are just mere mortals
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