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I keep coming back...,
This review is from: Alan Moore's The Courtyard (Paperback)Recently introduced to the world of Lovecaft and his Cthulhu Mythos, a good friend of mine employed me to paint the cover image of this graphic novel onto a wall in his house. It turned out to be a great mural, and I had the chance to read 'The Courtyard' once I was done; it made me want to paint the mural on my own wall. What I found was a fantastically engrossing, yet short, story of how bizarre and seductive the Mythos truly is. I am now (perhaps wildly and pointlessly) trying to deduce the translation of some of the lanaguage used.
Though simple, I love it, and enjoy reading it again and again (scarily, rather like the characters in the story). Though it's not actually completely Alan Moore, that's the way with so many graphics now, but the end product is still high in merit. The work is there, and is highly enjoyable.
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Initial post: 8 Aug 2010 13:46:32 BDT
If you're really interested in the source material for this book I recommend the following: The Horror at Red Hook by HP Lovecraft along with The Diary of Alonzo Typer, Pickman's Model and The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. Of course there's references to a lot more stuff in there too such as The White People by Arthur Machen, The King in Yellow by Robert W Chambers and various works of Clark Ashton Smith. Most of these stories are incredibly good reads with the exception of The Horror at Red Hook but that's also probably the most relevant to this story.
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