- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: KNOCKABOUT (8 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 086166180X
- ISBN-13: 978-0861661800
- Product Dimensions: 23 x 3.5 x 30 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lost Girls Hardcover – 8 Nov 2012
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About the Author
Alan Moore is the author of From Hell, Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V For Vendetta, all of which have been (or are being) made into major motion pictures. This is his most ambitious and challenging project ever completed (15 years in the making). Lost Girls will be yet another addition to Moore's long list of genre-defining works, as it seeks to reinvent pornography as something exquisite, thoughtful, and human.
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Top Customer Reviews
Lost of people have written reviews complaining that the book is graphic and pornographic. They have no reason to complain because the creative team have openly declared the work as pornography.
Nevertheless you can get a review of "Lost Girls" anywhere on the net. As far as this edition is presented; if you want a copy of "Lost Girls" this is the one to get - it's a massive hard cover book (about the same size as the laptop i'm writing this on) with thick pages and an overall high quality feel to it. This edition is complete too, with books 1-3 (that's all of them) contained within.
Overall, if you you want to read "Lost Girls", whether for the first or hundredth time i highly recommend this edition - it's a bargain.
This is an over-sized graphic novel (each page is larger than that of the standard comic book). It actually consists of three volumes, and as such is quite big (at some 320 pages). The art work is exquisite, often beautiful, and coloured as if with crayons. The story-telling is good, and revolves around the adventures of three main female characters: Wendy (from Peter Pan), Dorothy (from the Wizard of Oz) and Alice (from Wonderland).
It is, ultimately, a series of tales about sexual encounters. Indeed, it's more than that - as its author sought to create a work of literary pornography. And he succeeds! So much so that many American booksellers refused to stock it (considering it obscene). In Britain the book caused controversy as it depicts children in sexual imagery (nonetheless it was still published).
Having read through the book, and having flicked through it on re-visits several times, I find it to be both fascinating and entertaining. For me, the artwork is key. The "graphic" aspect of this novel exceeds and surpasses the writing itself. As such, Moore's contribution is - strangely - not primary. Rather, the images drawn by Melinda Gebbie are what make this book stand out.
It's not a first-rate graphic novel, when compared to such titles as "Watchmen" or "V For Vendetta", but it is a very good book. Certainly not something most parents would want their kids to read ... but graphic novels ought to be able to tell adult stories. And this does.
At £20 in hardback, it's a bargain.
Lost Girls is a collaboration between arguably the best comic book writer of all time, Alan Moore, and his now-wife Melinda Gebbie. It took 16 years to complete, and upon reading, you can see why. It's incredibly well-written, detailed, and once you get past the initial "naked cartoons" shock, you can enjoy it for what it is - a wonderfully imaginative piece of art.
"Lost Girls" has its critics, and they're entitled to their opinions, but for those of us who enjoyed it, why should we be ashamed? Why should our reviews be taken down? Yes, there are very graphic images in this book, but it goes much, much deeper into exploring relationships (such as the ageing woman obsessed with her younger self, and the married couple whose only sexual relationship is one enjoyed by their shadows).
Please, don't let the apparent lack of support for this work put you off enjoying a beautifully drawn, beautifully scripted piece of art that will be talked about for many years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is widely marketed (even by Moore himself) as pornography and if I'm honest, it is. However, if you actually read the story (rather than just look at the pictures) you'll... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark
A staggering achievement of a book, Alan Moore is the master of telling you stories that your already know in ways that make you think about them differently. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chris Ahchay
Bueatiful, the colours and presentation. The reimagining of favourite tales was superior. Not for the faint-hearted mind, it covers some powerful topics and there is so much sex,... Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2015 by daftchimp
Not quite what I was looking for. An interesting stroll through part of Alan Moore's psyche.Published on 15 May 2015 by Tedious
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