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The Luck in the Head (Vg Graphic Novel) Paperback – 16 Feb 1993

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Product details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; Gph edition (16 Feb. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878574469
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878574466
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 22.1 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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I bought this because I wanted to see more of Ian Miller's graphic novel work and I was pleased that I had. The images are very powerful and the technique is very much of today. This book should be republished, in my view, as it deserves to be seen in today's world which is more familiar with graphic novels.
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Harrison takes us to Viriconium again with the tale of anguished and gullible poet Chrome. The illustrations are excellent and complement the tale as it unfolds in all its bizarre detail. Recommended to any fan of M John Harrison.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Luck in the Head 18 July 2001
By Alex Parsons - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
However successful this short story is in its text form, Luck in the Head becomes a visual masterpiece with some of Ian Miller's most outrageous illustrations and interpretations of the city's horror and vacancy as well as Chrome's loneliness and confusion. Ian Miller bombards his audience with crude depictions as well as intricate ones, all depending on the atmosphere he is trying to set. Very Successful Graphic Novel.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ill-judged adaptation 19 Jan. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This graphic novel is an adaptation of the immeasurably-more-subtle story of the same name to be found in Harrison's collection "Viriconium Nights". The artist has focussed on the violence of the story, leaving out the extraordinarily subtle relationship between character, philosophy and landscape which is Harrison's trademark. Forget this, and take the real trip: get "Viriconium Nights" and "In Viriconium" (called "The Floating Gods" in the US, but the British edition is better) instead.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and Surreal 19 Sept. 2003
By Leigh Blackmore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As in all the work of M John Harrison, there is more going on in THE LUCK IN THE HEAD than meets the eye. Part of his metafictional world of Viriconium (a city that changes its name as well as its character in connected stories in his VIRICONIUM fantasies), this tale is brilliantly and darkly brought to visual life by the incredible draughtsmanship of Ian Miller. It is the story of a failed assassination attempt on the life of Mammy Vooley, the bizarre goddess-ruler-thing of Uroconium (as the city is called this time). Too bizarre for some, this will be relished by lovers of Lautreamont, delvers in the arcane, and fans of Harrison's often-oblique but always haunting fictions.
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