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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
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May 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novel, fiction
Read in May, 2009

The newest installment of The League does everything that made the previous volumes so entertaining ... although it adds little.

Unfortunately, the source material for this one isn't quite as recognizable, which is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that it brings a sense of the unexpected, but part of the fun of The League is how Moore twists what you already know into his own personal worldview.

It is perhaps unfair to comment too extensively on what is only the first of three parts to the story, but Pirate Jenny seems a bit of a let down, while I thought the big reveal about the dockside murderer was handled quite well.

Not sure about all the singing, though.

Edited to add: A few minutes research on The Threepenny Opera makes me think that Moore might deserve a little more credit than I'm giving him.

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