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Aleister Crowley: Wandering the Waste

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Graphic novel. The life and times of Britain’s most infamous son. Occultist, genius, poet, prophet, mountaineer, drug and free-love pioneer, spy, scholar, and all-round bad egg. Summoner of demons and loser of friends. A prophet who wanted to save mankind but ended his days known as “The Wickedest Man in the World.”
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 2013 by Markosia Enterprises Ltd (first published January 1st 2013)
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Ill D
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Wannabe Gentlemen and Scholars
Everyone’s favorite occultist is back with a brand new jam that includes his very own comic book! Wowzers! Framed within the confines of a frame story, a biographer chronicles the life of the self proclaimed Beast in his old age through an open interview process that distills the bad, ugly, and the even worse. While certainly attempting to portray him in a somewhat sympathetic light (difficult much) everything that made this figure the horrible person we remember him to be is on display for all ...more
Imogen
Mar 07, 2020 added it
This was fine until I got to the last thirty pages or so, which are very meticulous annotations - and then I was like ok yeah this was good.
Derek
This is a well-researched well-thought out book. It's surprisingly detailed and specific and gives great perspective on the life of Aleister Crowley without feeling like a chronicle of his life. It's deeply nuanced and insightful. Quite a good read even if you're not interested in Magick. ...more
Michelle Tackabery
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm only giving this three stars because I really wished this had been in full-color. I know there are many who love the possibilities of black-and-white graphic novels, but this book deserved at least some of the pages done in full-color to support the depths and details of the drawings.

A really excellent take on the myth of the man, with a powerful punch at the end. I've got to find more from these artists.
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Marcelo
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Aleister Crowley influenced a lot of a artists, including a brazilian composers like Raul Seixas and Paulo Coelho. I didnt know about him and I think Martin Hayes tried to sort things out and not to writing based on media. It is a short graphic novel about Aleister Crowley, but I think it is great introduction to this selfish guy. I think Martin Hayes made a great work and give him a humanity.
Cláudia
um quadrinho biográfico muito interessante e rico sobre essa figura curiosa da história. queria ter aprendido mais sobre ele e talvez de forma mais desapaixonada, mais neutra. ainda assim, excelente!
Breno Filo
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prefácio ruim, joga muito confete no Aleister. De resto, achei muito bem executado.
Gary
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography, esoteric
A creatively woven envisioning of events and aspects from the larger-than-life persona that was Aleister Crowley. Martin Hayes explores significant snippets of Crowley's adventures via recollections both real and unreal, enhanced by the surreal sketchy artwork by RH Stewart. This approach invites multiple reads, reminiscent of the quote from Heraclitus "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” ...more
Phillip Goodman
Facinating, has got me back into reading about the wonderful paradox that was aleister crowley, a truly scholarly comic book!
Stian
Dec 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Meh ..
Was hoping for something a little more spectacular I guess .. :|
Scott Bruneau
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal telling of the legend who is Aleister Crowley.
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