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Voice of the Fire by Alan Moore
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Jun 12, 2008

it was amazing

I felt like if I was going to say anything about this book, I ought to say something about all the different parts of it that occur to me. The characters seem utterly and completely human, from their simple fears and desires and hurts, to the complicated lies and narratives they tell themselves and others. The setting of Alan Moore's home town, from it's Iron Age roots on up, is distinct and characteristic: he tells it the way we remember our own historical landscapes. Each individual story is rich and complex on it's own, and the threads that bind them together are rarely obvious and always elegant.
It's honest, and it's beautiful, and it's utterly human. I wish there were more novels like it, but not nearly as much as I wish Moore would write more novels.
In the meantime, I'll just have to continue reading Sinclair.

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