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Voice Of The Fire by Alan Moore
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Sep 10, 2008

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This book... It wasn't bad. Unfortunately it wasn't that great either. I'm a big fan of Moore's comics, next to Grant Morrison he's probably my favourite comic book writer and has accomplished so much with what was once dismissed as a childish medium. The guy is a power house in the comic book industry and so maybe I was expecting too much from what is his debut novel (and still his only published novel to date though I hear he's working on another one right now).

The book is a more or less a history of the town of Northampton told through 1st person short stories of it's inhabitants chronologically through the ages. The first story starts the book off in roughly 4000BC as narrated by a retarded boy and the book finishes up in the mid 90's with a story told by Moore in character as himself.

While the narratives within the book could be a bit hit and miss, the main problem I had with the novel was Moore's heavy handed prose. (to be cont'd)


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Finished Reading
September 10, 2008 – Shelved
October 6, 2008 –
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