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Promethea, Vol. 5 by Alan Moore
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Feb 17, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: graphic-novels, fantasy
Read in February, 2010

Every one of the other four Promethea collections, it seemed, had a confusing, chaotic dream-like sequence—either an actual dream, or a heavenly journey across the Tree of Life, or an exploration of the magical symbolism of sex.

It is truer to say that this fifth collection had a couple of short lucid periods; other than that it was *all* chaos, all symbol, all longwinded unreadable insufferable explanation. The last sequence—presumably intended to be the summation and conclusion of the whole series—was literally unreadable, with white line drawings and text on psychedelic backgrounds.

No.

No, Mr. Moore.

You are quite clever. And your vision, I must admit, is *your* vision, and I certainly can't argue with you about that.

But once I start getting a headache and crossed eyes merely from trying to get my eyes to focus on the page, I'm done.

That is all.
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