A compelling read with many interesting topics covered, especially the sections on magic and the controversies over movie adaptations. After the rudimentary groundwork is established this becomes a very engaging book that I did not want to put down and I enjoyed it for the most part. However I found that the author sometimes tried to offer or suggest value judgements on Alan Moore's work or life choices which were often unimaginative and limited (and unnecessary). I did feel better informed after reading this book, but not all that much more intimate with the man himself. In summary a good comprehensive read about Alan Moore but no substitute for reading the man's own words. I recommend buying this book alongside Shuggoth Cultures to make up the difference!