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Transmetropolitan V. 0-10 by Warren Ellis
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Aug 02, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: post-college
Read in July, 2008

This is a filthy book that is disgusted by itself. It depicts a society that has gone off the rails to an almost comical degree, yet which is disturbingly familiar in many ways, and the protagonist, Spider Jerusalem, is a journalist who is hellbent on revealing to it's inhabitants just how far gone they are.

I know that Warren Ellis has no time for the Bible or Christianity, but in many ways, Jerusalem's rantings are reminiscent of the Old Testament prophets. His disgust for the lies that the people of his society construct to protect themselves from the truth of who and what they are and his shocking imagery are just as much Ezekiel as they are Hunter S. Thompson. Honestly, if Jeremiah were to show up today, I don't know that he would be much more restrained than Ellis' manic protagonist.
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