From Hell, by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

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From Hell, by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

Postby Omphalos » Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:50 pm

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One thing that I dislike about myself, but I know that I will probably never change, is that I am a literary snob. Generally I know what I like and if a particular work does not fit within those boundaries, I won’t even give it a chance. Mind you now, that does not come purely from a sense of superiority. I had my time with mainstream novels, and I’ve read many of the classics. So I tell myself that I’ve "been there, done that" before. But that still means that these days, I view the literary world and its output with some pretty narrow lenses. One of the subgenres that suffer the most from my judgmental gaze is the graphic arts, particularly graphic novels. I certainly had my time with comic books. At one point in time I had boxes and boxes of the things in a collection that took me years to put together. Nowadays though, I could pretty much care less about superheroes, with exceptions for some of the movies such as Iron Man. But lately I have been branching out a bit and trying some of the nonsuperhero comics. You will find several new reviews here if you look. This week's review is of Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's From Hell, a very literary and highly informed, and extremely bloody take on Jack the Ripper....Please click here, or on the book cover above, to be taken to the complete review..
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Postby Rakis » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:20 pm

Saw the movie with Depp in 2001. Very nice. Ian Holm is creppy as Hell...
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:17 am

I saw that movie once. Or rather, I let it play in the background while I was doing something else. I dont remember it being like the book at all.
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Postby GamePlayer » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:26 am

Can't say I was a fan of the movie at all.
Never read the graphic novel, but since I've read three of Alan Moore's stories and have liked all of them (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Batman The Killing Joke) there's a strong likelihood I'd enjoy this one :)
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Postby Liege-Killer » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:00 pm

I saw the movie; I don't really know why, I must have been bored one weekend. Or maybe I just like Depp. But I'm not that big on Jack the Ripper stories. I fail to see why people are so fascinated by it, and it's been done to death.
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