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Doesn't quite work,
This review is from: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume III: Century #3 2009 (Paperback)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 was perfect.
Vol. 2 was brilliant.
Black Dossier was mixed but on the whole absolutely fascinating.
1910 was a little disappointing but my hopes were up.
1969 was pretty disappointing and my hopes were fading.
2009 is simply disappointing.
I was hoping that this last volume would solve the problems with the previous parts but it has failed to do so. Being far too concerned with obscure references and selling short characters we have learnt to love.
Orlando is an interesting character but when he/she overshadows both the protagonists of the series then you have a serious problem. He/she is just far too arrogant to care about.
The book isn't without its moments. Its criticism of Harry Potter is hilarious and the ending is rather touching
but book is just too interested in being clever than telling a compelling story.