The Last Temptation Paperback – 2 Jan 2001
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About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the most critically acclaimed graphic novel writer of today and is the author of numerous books and graphic novels. Future work includes big screen versions of Stardust, Neverwhere and Death: The High Cost of Living. Michael Zulli's moody and evocative art has appeared in The Sandman, Witchcraft and Seekers into the Mystery. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
As a novel in it's own right it is limited in storyline and seems to finish before it really gets started, even though the graphics are intriguing in their gothic representation of one of rocks most macarbe characters.
It indulges the Cooper fans who understand some of the musical links and the links to the character names but, as a piece of work in its own right, it seems to have lost in the translation from promotional comic books to collected novel.
Although it is enjoyable, it is not the kind of graphic novel that you will choose to read over and over again, but in saying this it is recommended to any Alice Cooper fans who did not manage to complete the collection of single promotional comics.
[Possible spoiler alert, though it's not too in-depth]
This novel is a simple story about a young boy named Steven in a seemingly picturesque American town, who is taken aside one day by a mysterious black-eyed showman, promising him a theatrical event not to be missed. From there on he is teased and followed endlessly by the showman, who wants Steven for his "Theatre of the Real", and the boy must decide between a life of misery and sorrow crawling through the streets as shown to him by the showman, or surrendering and becoming the latest star of the aforementioned "Theatre of the Real".
This novel, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Michael Zulli, is a simply smashing read. Alice Cooper has always been a fantastic onstage personality, his live shows featuring all the features of classic early horror and vaudville showmanship, and that makes him the perfect antagonist in this story. There are certain littles elements in the story where being an AC fan does help (Nods to song lyrics), but it's not impossible to enjoy this tale even if you only have a base understanding of Alice Cooper and his antics. This is a must-read, and for the price of £7.47 (Priced stated in March 2012), you can't go wrong.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remember buying The Last Temptation the first time, on cassette, back in the 90s. You got a taster of the Alice Cooper comics with it. I remember i really enjoyed it. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2013 by Melissa
A mysterious theatre and a charismatic showman with an uncanny resemblance to Alice Cooper appear down an alley where before nothing stood, tempting a young boy inside for a show... Read morePublished on 17 May 2011 by Sam Quixote
This is a very cool graphic novel based on the album of the same name from Shock rock star legend Alice Cooper which came out in 1994. Read morePublished on 18 July 2010 by Franz Kiffka
bought this book for my husband who is a big Alice Cooper fan, we went to see him in concert and he was awesome! husband read book in one night! he just could not put it down!Published on 14 Jan. 2010 by sofie
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