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A haunting, extra-dimensional meditation on the Ripper,
This review is from: From Hell (Paperback)
One of those rare books which linger on in your thoughts long after you've finished reading it. Alan Moore's a clever so-and-so who reads a lot. His books dispense arcane knowledge like so much mind-candy, each page pregnant with erudition. Like the chapter where one central character narrates a journey through a London stryiated with occult meaning, betrayed by its architecture, that both enthralls and surprises the reader. But what really radiates out of this magnificent work is the way the humanism and compassionate insight temper the metaphysics, marking Alan Moore out as one of this country's outstanding literary talents. The WB Yeats, William Blake, William Morris and Oscar Wilde cameos are pretty neat, as well. Does anybody really believe Hollywood can do this work justice?