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Finally collected, here is one of Alan Moore's greatest works and his most critically acclaimed novella of all time, painstakingly adapted to comic books. Moore's frequent collaborator Antony Johnston has carefully preserved the story as it is presented in sequential form with stunning grey-painted art by sensations Lorenzo Lorente and Sebastian Fiumara. What would you pay Finally collected, here is one of Alan Moore's greatest works and his most critically acclaimed novella of all time, painstakingly adapted to comic books. Moore's frequent collaborator Antony Johnston has carefully preserved the story as it is presented in sequential form with stunning grey-painted art by sensations Lorenzo Lorente and Sebastian Fiumara. What would you pay to learn the innermost secrets of wizards? Young prostitute Som Som has made the ultimate sacrifice; literally sworn to secrecy by cosmetic surgery, the two halves of Som Som's brain have been severed, leaving her able to hear and see... but not speak or act. Now Som Som's unique attributes will put her firmly in the center of an impossible dilemma, as an old friend return to The House Without Clocks, and a deadly game of domination begins.... This collected volume contains the entire four issue series, the full text of the original story, and both artist's original design sketches. Limited to 750 copies.


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Finally collected, here is one of Alan Moore's greatest works and his most critically acclaimed novella of all time, painstakingly adapted to comic books. Moore's frequent collaborator Antony Johnston has carefully preserved the story as it is presented in sequential form with stunning grey-painted art by sensations Lorenzo Lorente and Sebastian Fiumara. What would you pay Finally collected, here is one of Alan Moore's greatest works and his most critically acclaimed novella of all time, painstakingly adapted to comic books. Moore's frequent collaborator Antony Johnston has carefully preserved the story as it is presented in sequential form with stunning grey-painted art by sensations Lorenzo Lorente and Sebastian Fiumara. What would you pay to learn the innermost secrets of wizards? Young prostitute Som Som has made the ultimate sacrifice; literally sworn to secrecy by cosmetic surgery, the two halves of Som Som's brain have been severed, leaving her able to hear and see... but not speak or act. Now Som Som's unique attributes will put her firmly in the center of an impossible dilemma, as an old friend return to The House Without Clocks, and a deadly game of domination begins.... This collected volume contains the entire four issue series, the full text of the original story, and both artist's original design sketches. Limited to 750 copies.

30 review for Alan Moore's Hypothetical Lizard Limited Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Eloy Cryptkeeper

    3.5* "Su labor consistía en ser el receptáculo de las aspiraciones y ansiedades de los demás. Y, a pesar de la delicada naturaleza de esta tarea, nunca se vio sobrepasada por ella. Disfrutaba de la exclusividad que le proporcionaban esos atisbos del discurrir de la vida cotidiana. El hecho de que la gente le contara cosas que ni siquiera confesaban a sus amantes proporcionaba a Som-Som una perspectiva sobre la naturaleza humana mucho más acertada y exhaustiva que aquella de la que disfrutaban muc 3.5* "Su labor consistía en ser el receptáculo de las aspiraciones y ansiedades de los demás. Y, a pesar de la delicada naturaleza de esta tarea, nunca se vio sobrepasada por ella. Disfrutaba de la exclusividad que le proporcionaban esos atisbos del discurrir de la vida cotidiana. El hecho de que la gente le contara cosas que ni siquiera confesaban a sus amantes proporcionaba a Som-Som una perspectiva sobre la naturaleza humana mucho más acertada y exhaustiva que aquella de la que disfrutaban muchos sabios y filósofos." "Estaba incrustada en el silencio, en una pequeña burbuja de conciencia dentro de un infinito de piedra sólida, muda, gris y eterna. Luchó contra ello, deseó que su lengua diera forma a esas palabras vitales de advertencia, pero, al mismo tiempo que lo intentaba, sabía que era un esfuerzo baldío" A la hora de hablar de esta incursión de Moore en la novela (1987) , por fuera de su hábitat natural(las novelas graficas) Voy a comenzar por el final y tal vez ser un poco contradictorio: Me gusto bastante...no se si como obra literaria pero si como "viaje". A destacar su originalidad, su ambición y su prosa. Puedo decir que evoca a los sentidos, la percepción y las diferentes perspectivas. Pero es tremendamente difícil de hacer una sinopsis y una reseña sobre los acontecimientos que nos sitúan en este extraño burdel "La Casa sin relojes" . No le haría justicia ni para bien o para mal. Y también se me hace muy difícil recomendarla . Es muy delgada la linea entre la imaginación desbordante y el delirio absoluto ... ¿Píldora roja o azul? "Después de esto, no hay vuelta atrás. Tomas la píldora azul: la historia termina, te despiertas en tu cama y crees lo que quieras creer. Tomas la píldora roja, te quedas en el País de las Maravillas y te muestro qué tan profundo va el agujero del conejo.” Morfeo(MATRIX)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dave Schaafsma

    This graphic novel adapts a World Fantasy Award novella, Hypothetical Lizard about Som-Som, a young prostitute working in a brothel frequented by wizards. It’s adapted by Antony Johnson and illustrated in black and white by Lorenzo Lorente and Sebastian Fiumara and this volume also contains the original story, which I read to help me clarify what is going on, because it’s opaque, ethereal, mysterious, all that. It’s fantasy with some real darkness in it. And magic, and a kind of Faustian bargain This graphic novel adapts a World Fantasy Award novella, Hypothetical Lizard about Som-Som, a young prostitute working in a brothel frequented by wizards. It’s adapted by Antony Johnson and illustrated in black and white by Lorenzo Lorente and Sebastian Fiumara and this volume also contains the original story, which I read to help me clarify what is going on, because it’s opaque, ethereal, mysterious, all that. It’s fantasy with some real darkness in it. And magic, and a kind of Faustian bargain for knowledge. And sexuality, some dark eroticism. The brothel is frequented by wizards, and Som-Som has particular interest in what wizards know, so she is willing to exchange things for this knowledge. She gives up her ability to speak and act (through cosmetic and brain surgery) in exchange for an ability to know such secrets. She can still see and hear. She wears a porcelain mask on half of her face, so there’s a yin/yang or comedy/tragedy dramatic effect. Som-Som is also fascinated/horrified by one tale of psychological domination she is aware of, acts of revenge on her friend Rawra Chin by Chin’s lover. In order to have her lover, Rawra gives up certain things which she is willing to do. A psychological bargain, which becomes the focus of the story even as it becomes abusive. I’ve read it now a couple times and I am surprised I had never heard of it before. Probably because I mainly know Moore’s graphic work and this is never mentioned as among the best. But I think its award-winning reputation as a fantasy story is well-deserved. And as a graphic adaptation, it fits the tone of the story. It’s both a little horrifying and quite haunting, finally, a tale of domination and what you may be willing to give up for love/knowledge, something we see in both Som-Som and Rawra. I think it’s really great work, overall, fascinating and mysterious.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Venus Maneater

    Beautiful. The art, black and white, is dreamlike. The story is tragic and fantastic. The world it takes place in is amazing. A story of love, trust and betrayal. All taking place in a brothel catering to the magical beings surrounding them. The brothel itself houses many bizarre people, some born that way and some modified. Som-som is modified. She has made the ultimate sacrife by separating her brain in two. She can hear but cannot speak of it. She can speak clearly, but only snippets of her p Beautiful. The art, black and white, is dreamlike. The story is tragic and fantastic. The world it takes place in is amazing. A story of love, trust and betrayal. All taking place in a brothel catering to the magical beings surrounding them. The brothel itself houses many bizarre people, some born that way and some modified. Som-som is modified. She has made the ultimate sacrife by separating her brain in two. She can hear but cannot speak of it. She can speak clearly, but only snippets of her past. All so she could be a wizard's whore. Through Som-Som we see the tragedy unfold. And it is as tragic as it is magical.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Aditya Mallya

    This is an incredible work. I find that even to try and describe what 'A Hypothetical Lizard' is about puts me under significant introspective strain. It is a mirror-maze of love, sex, betrayal, identity, magic and fantasy packaged in a copper ball of existentialism. (You'll know what I mean when you read it.) If you think all that seems like a lot to accomplish in a graphic novella adapted from a short story, you probably did not read the name of the author. Alan Moore's writing is so hypnotical This is an incredible work. I find that even to try and describe what 'A Hypothetical Lizard' is about puts me under significant introspective strain. It is a mirror-maze of love, sex, betrayal, identity, magic and fantasy packaged in a copper ball of existentialism. (You'll know what I mean when you read it.) If you think all that seems like a lot to accomplish in a graphic novella adapted from a short story, you probably did not read the name of the author. Alan Moore's writing is so hypnotically brilliant that it threatens to render the art unnecessary, but Lorenzo Lorente's beautiful and ghostly pencil-work acts a sieve that crystallizes the exquisite prose. And how can you resist a title as good as that?

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    As much as I like Alan Moore's comics I really do love his prose. So I bought this as it was a short story, and included the story as well as a comic adaptation of the story. I read the story first and really loved it. It was a depressing story about your sense of self, freedom, choice and had a transgender main character. The prose was lovely and created this wonderful vivid world and people. The comic I thought would never be able to hold up to the way I imagined it and it didn't. It cut out b As much as I like Alan Moore's comics I really do love his prose. So I bought this as it was a short story, and included the story as well as a comic adaptation of the story. I read the story first and really loved it. It was a depressing story about your sense of self, freedom, choice and had a transgender main character. The prose was lovely and created this wonderful vivid world and people. The comic I thought would never be able to hold up to the way I imagined it and it didn't. It cut out bits and the Rawra Chin was not nearly beautiful enough. That said I really did like the story and would definitely recommend it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Givens

    07/17/11 Reread 4/20/15: Not as traumatic as the first time I read it, since I knew what was coming this time. It's still horrifically fascinating, and I would kill to get more stories in this world. 07/17/11 Reread 4/20/15: Not as traumatic as the first time I read it, since I knew what was coming this time. It's still horrifically fascinating, and I would kill to get more stories in this world.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ignacio Senao f

    No lo he entendido o es extremadamente absurdo como para ello. Una casa con seres raros y una chica medio chico con careta y calva, que se enamora y su moral no le deja. Lo único que he llegado a ver.

  8. 4 out of 5

    abookplaylist

    Romanzo breve che narra una lunga serie di abusi e di una relazione malata. Devo dire che mi ha davvero sorpresa sebbene mi abbia lasciata con l'amaro in bocca Romanzo breve che narra una lunga serie di abusi e di una relazione malata. Devo dire che mi ha davvero sorpresa sebbene mi abbia lasciata con l'amaro in bocca

  9. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    Le livre est une novela d'Alan Moore, et le premier texte de cet auteur que je lis. Alan Moore est dans l'occultisme et ça se voit, son texte est un mélange entre roman et conte, bourré de symbolique, avec une écriture précise et poétique. C'est un ovni magnifique qui mérite d'être lu. Le livre est une novela d'Alan Moore, et le premier texte de cet auteur que je lis. Alan Moore est dans l'occultisme et ça se voit, son texte est un mélange entre roman et conte, bourré de symbolique, avec une écriture précise et poétique. C'est un ovni magnifique qui mérite d'être lu.

  10. 5 out of 5

    PoisonFanny

    Intriguée par le principe d'une nouvelle d'Alan Moore dans un monde de fantasy partagé entre plusieurs auteurs, j'avais participé à la campagne de financement participatif des éditions ActuSF pour obtenir ce livre. Je l'avais presque oublié, mais j'ai fini par recevoir ce très joli livre. Les illustrations sont magnifiques, c'est vraiment un très bel objet. Cependant, ça reste une nouvelle, et on sent qu'Alan Moore a écrit ça pour s'amuser sans trop la travailler. Le concept du personnage que l' Intriguée par le principe d'une nouvelle d'Alan Moore dans un monde de fantasy partagé entre plusieurs auteurs, j'avais participé à la campagne de financement participatif des éditions ActuSF pour obtenir ce livre. Je l'avais presque oublié, mais j'ai fini par recevoir ce très joli livre. Les illustrations sont magnifiques, c'est vraiment un très bel objet. Cependant, ça reste une nouvelle, et on sent qu'Alan Moore a écrit ça pour s'amuser sans trop la travailler. Le concept du personnage que l'on voit en couverture est intéressant, mais finalement peu utilisé dans le reste de l'histoire... Il faut que je regarde si c'est quelque chose qu'il a inventé ou repris d'autres auteurs qui ont "visité" ce monde. Quant à l'histoire d'amour au centre du récit, ses deux personnages sont trop peu travaillés pour qu'elle soit réellement profonde, et j'ai vu le dénouement arriver bien avant la fin, ce qui ne m'arrive pas souvent. Bref, une lecture intéressante, mais qui n'atteint pas tout potentiel, et Alan Moore est clairement capable de mieux !

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I read it cover to cover in the dead of night when I should very much have been asleep. When I first put it down I thought, 'wow I did NOT like that one!'. And then I thought 'but why, what's not to like?' And then I realized that I found myself doubly attracted and disgusted by much the same elements of the story. And then I thought on it and thought 'that that was a pretty good feat, which shud come around more often'. This is good horror. I quite liked the little conundrum that wraps around th I read it cover to cover in the dead of night when I should very much have been asleep. When I first put it down I thought, 'wow I did NOT like that one!'. And then I thought 'but why, what's not to like?' And then I realized that I found myself doubly attracted and disgusted by much the same elements of the story. And then I thought on it and thought 'that that was a pretty good feat, which shud come around more often'. This is good horror. I quite liked the little conundrum that wraps around the story. And I think that I think that More's amalgamation of so many genres (mystery, horror, drama, tragedy and fantasy) was quite smashingly done, all while nodding to one of my fav horror novellas of all time. And all is well that ends well, I always say....and this one quite does. Well, to my mind anyway. Final verdict: this one is pretty fun

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    It would have been perfectly possible not to set this story in a brothel. Moore's becoming a bit like Frank Miller, eh wot? Corpos callosum righty ho. Amazing concepts, stunning metaphors, twisted love story. Basically a short story set to images. The art is functional, somewhat stylish, a bit limited in imagination. But it works. It would have been perfectly possible not to set this story in a brothel. Moore's becoming a bit like Frank Miller, eh wot? Corpos callosum righty ho. Amazing concepts, stunning metaphors, twisted love story. Basically a short story set to images. The art is functional, somewhat stylish, a bit limited in imagination. But it works.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jordi de Paco

    La cantidad y la calidad de imágenes mentales que Alan Moore consigue provocar es fantástica. Hasta ahora solo había leído comics suyos, pero me ha gustado mucho más como novelista. Eso sí, el que haya ilustrado la portada de la edición de Planeta, y el que haya escrito la sinopsis al reverso no se han leído el libro. Nada que ver con lo que hay escrito.

  14. 4 out of 5

    N

    After sampling and disqualifying Grant Morrison's The Filth as adequate T material, I settled on ye old faithful wizard Moore while waiting for it all to kick in. It ended up beginning, middling, and peaking the T. Blew my mind. One of the nice things I remember from From Hell was this idea that the corpus callosum has been thickening over the centuries of our species, increasing communication between the hemispheres but also reducing the impact of the intuitive non-verbal right, which was respo After sampling and disqualifying Grant Morrison's The Filth as adequate T material, I settled on ye old faithful wizard Moore while waiting for it all to kick in. It ended up beginning, middling, and peaking the T. Blew my mind. One of the nice things I remember from From Hell was this idea that the corpus callosum has been thickening over the centuries of our species, increasing communication between the hemispheres but also reducing the impact of the intuitive non-verbal right, which was responsible for our visions and magicks from when the hemispheres were more autonomous. This takes that idea to its logical extreme for a mechanistic species confident about engineering biology (until I learned later that this was one of his first ever stories, way before From Hell). I can't seem to find any additional works developing Som-Som as a character, which strikes me as strange given that the full implication of her corpus callosotomy is never explored in its all delicious promise. There are some minor logistics like depth perception, but otherwise the mindbending spacetime realignment and shamanic magick potential is left out entirely, perhaps for Promethea or his Lovecraftian series. At the end while vertigo was pulling my right into the various top view panels, I had the distinct suspicion the entire story was being experienced by Som-Som simultaneously and we'd get a glimpse of how time works differently in her trapped mind, but nah. There ends my one complaint, because it was equally impactful to have an incredibly convoluted premise used for nothing more than a compelling wrapper for an omniscient yet impotent narrator. It mirrored my own experience as a reader, the sense of inevitability and dread when R has her head shaved, apparently helpless and already a shadow of her strident past. The rabbithole gets more and more twisted and shocking, and there is nothing I (Som-Som) can do despite knowing exactly what's happening and where things are leading. Then when the 'layers of meaning fold in on each other', the story mirrors the past exactly, the abandonment and guilt, the resentment and rage, the suicide and murder, the waiting carriage and parting glance. The last two issues are relentlessly chilling in their psychopathy, destroying R in slow, medium and then breakneck steps, not by doing unto her but allowing her to do unto herself. Ice cold. Noone plays on Pareidolia quite like Moore (peculiarly, I can't find anything authoritative on Google about the role of a writer vs illustrator, so I'm currently sticking with the premise that Moore plans the panels fully and Antony Johnston, who I've only now discovered did those wonderful Wasteland comics, just draws them). Every dark portion of a panel adds not just texture but meaning, mostly imagined, but through a controlled experiment I did conclude that the strokes, grains, and play of light were all placed to fuel imagination purposefully. Every panel was staged with so much detail and precision that each would make for a full Nerdwriter video. Because it was T-time, I spent inordinately patient periods staring at the panels one by one for the first time ever, and it was a revelatory experience in how to read comics. Really makes me wonder about all the comics I've read so far, scrolling quickly down while pausing just enough to read the text and cursorily using the illustration to somehow situate myself in the story superficially. This time (helped that the letters were dancing around too much) I used the text like subtitles, absorbed in passing by the subconscious. Unfortunately this isn't really a life-hack, I tried it again on Courtyard and Neonomicon and it does. not. work. Pretty sure it'd work on From Hell though.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Yoda Bor

    Après le très beau La Guerre des Trois rois, j’ai été ravie de continuer à découvrir la collection graphique de Actu SF avec cette très longue nouvelle d’Alan Moore. Si je connais le bonhomme, je n’avais jusque là absolument rien lu de lui et j’avais très envie de le découvrir. Et je sors un peu partagée de cette lecture malheureusement. Graphiquement, cet ouvrage est parfait. Le travail de Cindy Canévet est magnifique, les dessins sont splendides et ils illustrent à merveille l’histoire qui se dé Après le très beau La Guerre des Trois rois, j’ai été ravie de continuer à découvrir la collection graphique de Actu SF avec cette très longue nouvelle d’Alan Moore. Si je connais le bonhomme, je n’avais jusque là absolument rien lu de lui et j’avais très envie de le découvrir. Et je sors un peu partagée de cette lecture malheureusement. Graphiquement, cet ouvrage est parfait. Le travail de Cindy Canévet est magnifique, les dessins sont splendides et ils illustrent à merveille l’histoire qui se déroule devant nos yeux. Mais c’est justement au niveau du scénario que je suis un peu perplexe. Le résumé et le début de la nouvelle nous laissent croire que l’on va assister à quelque chose de fantastique, avec des sorciers et de la magie, des secrets et une intrigue politique prenant place à Liavek, un lieu partagé par de nombreux autres auteurs pour y poser leurs propres romans. Mais ce n’est pas du tout ce à quoi on va avoir droit puisque Som-Som ne sort jamais de la Maison sans Horloges et ne va être là que comme spectatrice d’un drame qui se passe devant ses yeux et dans lequel elle n’intervient pas du tout. Un véritable drame, très bien mené, où interviennent les personnages de Foral Yatt et Raura Chin, dans lequel j’ai senti beaucoup de douleurs et de résonnances mais qui est aussi très moderne et actuel et dans lequel la magie et le fantastique n’ont finalement que peu de place à tenir. C’est sans doute pour cela que je me suis sentie un peu volée. Je n’ai pas eu ce que je m’attendais à voir et même si ce que Alan Moore nous raconte est très juste, ce n’est pas du tout ce que j’espérais. Du coup j’en ressors un petit peu déçue alors que l’univers qu’on entrevoit derrière les murs de la Maison semble être extrêmement prometteur. Et je pense que c’est le fait d’en être exclue qui me rend triste de ne pas en avoir découvert un peu plus.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Fungi Lumini

    Un roman graphique coup de cœur : un univers sombre et fascinant, des personnages ensorcelants, un récit dans lequel la tension monte petit à petit jusqu’à ce que le lézard morde sa propre queue. Une histoire magnifiquement illustrée par Cindy Canévet. Une très belle réussite pour la nouvelle collection Graphic d’ActuSF ! En savoir plus sur : https://livraisonslitteraires.wordpre... Un roman graphique coup de cœur : un univers sombre et fascinant, des personnages ensorcelants, un récit dans lequel la tension monte petit à petit jusqu’à ce que le lézard morde sa propre queue. Une histoire magnifiquement illustrée par Cindy Canévet. Une très belle réussite pour la nouvelle collection Graphic d’ActuSF ! En savoir plus sur : https://livraisonslitteraires.wordpre...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Micaela ⚡

    Primera cosa que leo que leo de Alan Moore después de Watchmen. Me gustó en general la historia, es original, brutal de una manera sutil y la sensación de horror subyacente es constante. Está bien para las páginas que tiene.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Francesca Sanfilippo

    One of my favourite books

  19. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    A sleeping lizard Rests inside reality Asking for its sake

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dony Grayman

    Adaptación literaria de uno de los pedos místicos más experimentales de Moore. Claramente apuntado a completistas multimedia.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Loki

    A weird little fantasy story. Not Moore's best work, not his worst. A weird little fantasy story. Not Moore's best work, not his worst.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Steph

    MA-GNI-FIQUE !

  23. 4 out of 5

    Leslecturesajigoku 78

    3.5*

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lorena Armenta

    No entendí el final

  25. 4 out of 5

    Fio J.

    14/20 pour la qualité graphique de l'ouvrage et les très jolies illustrations qui l'accompagnent. J'ai aimé l'univers mais j'ai vu arriver la chute de l'histoire et elle a été un peu brutale, pas à mon goût. Je m'attendais à autre chose. 14/20 pour la qualité graphique de l'ouvrage et les très jolies illustrations qui l'accompagnent. J'ai aimé l'univers mais j'ai vu arriver la chute de l'histoire et elle a été un peu brutale, pas à mon goût. Je m'attendais à autre chose.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Berna Labourdette

    (leí el cuento, no el cómic). Trataré de ser objetiva, pero es difícil. Como siempre, lo maravilloso de esta historia es cómo la cuenta Moore y la imaginación que tiene para abordar a distintos personajes que viven en un burdel. La protagonista (que es una prostituta para magos y por lo tanto le han quitado su capacidad de acceder al lenguaje para prevenir que le suceda algo con la magia o pueda narrar algún secreto) es testigo de una historia de amor y odio tan bien escrita, que no podemos sin (leí el cuento, no el cómic). Trataré de ser objetiva, pero es difícil. Como siempre, lo maravilloso de esta historia es cómo la cuenta Moore y la imaginación que tiene para abordar a distintos personajes que viven en un burdel. La protagonista (que es una prostituta para magos y por lo tanto le han quitado su capacidad de acceder al lenguaje para prevenir que le suceda algo con la magia o pueda narrar algún secreto) es testigo de una historia de amor y odio tan bien escrita, que no podemos sino acompañarla a mirar sin poder apartar la vista nunca hasta el final.   

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ed Moore

    Som Som is a prostitute permanently silenced by some sort of old school corpus callosotomy and half of a silver face mask to block one side of her face from speaking or seeing stuff. That is the best I can reduce her medical condition to and I am not sure why exactly this keeps her from talking coherently but my neurology sucks and it doesn't bog the story down. Anyway she works in a brothel frequented by wizards and one guy who has learned some wizardly ways seduces an ex flame with the intent Som Som is a prostitute permanently silenced by some sort of old school corpus callosotomy and half of a silver face mask to block one side of her face from speaking or seeing stuff. That is the best I can reduce her medical condition to and I am not sure why exactly this keeps her from talking coherently but my neurology sucks and it doesn't bog the story down. Anyway she works in a brothel frequented by wizards and one guy who has learned some wizardly ways seduces an ex flame with the intent of malicious revenge. All Som Som can do is watch aghast as the guy engages in a horrific guilt trip on his ex and manipulates her into committing suicide. Very strange to see a revenge tale told from this vantage point. Also quite a few revenge plots (The Revenant, Nevada Smith) usually have some "burn out" element at the end where someone points out that it's not worth it . . blah blah. . .but not with this story. It is honestly a little horrific but fascinating.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    As an interlude, it was okay to read. As a little vignette it's farly interesting. But it should not be sold alone (they actually give it to you twice - more on this in a moment) as it is way too short and inconsequential. It is an interesting short story at best. It IS a complete graphic story. Moore originally wrote this as a standard text-only story. In this volume it has been turned into a graphic novel. What you have is the complete story in graphics, which is too short for even a graphic no As an interlude, it was okay to read. As a little vignette it's farly interesting. But it should not be sold alone (they actually give it to you twice - more on this in a moment) as it is way too short and inconsequential. It is an interesting short story at best. It IS a complete graphic story. Moore originally wrote this as a standard text-only story. In this volume it has been turned into a graphic novel. What you have is the complete story in graphics, which is too short for even a graphic novel, so it is follwed by the complete original text, so actually you get the same story twice. I've read Moore (V, Promethea, Swamp Thing, League of EG, Watchemn), and i would ahve been disappointed if this had been longer. In my opinion, for fans only, and even then, get it from the library

  29. 5 out of 5

    Artur Coelho

    Uma história impiedosa. Moore monta cuidadosamente o palco com a sua caracterização de uma rapariga cujo cérebro foi separado para poder corresponder aos desejos de feiticeiros poderosos que frequentam o mais exótico bordel de uma cidade fantástica. Mas a história não lhe pertence. Antes, é uma história de amor esmagado entre dois homens, ambos elementos do bordel, ambos com talento teatral. Um abandona o outro e anos depois, já famoso, regressa para recuperar o seu amor. Mas acontece o imprevis Uma história impiedosa. Moore monta cuidadosamente o palco com a sua caracterização de uma rapariga cujo cérebro foi separado para poder corresponder aos desejos de feiticeiros poderosos que frequentam o mais exótico bordel de uma cidade fantástica. Mas a história não lhe pertence. Antes, é uma história de amor esmagado entre dois homens, ambos elementos do bordel, ambos com talento teatral. Um abandona o outro e anos depois, já famoso, regressa para recuperar o seu amor. Mas acontece o imprevisível. O amante esquecido urde uma impiedosa teia que obriga aquele que regressou a trocar de papel consigo, elegante vingança sórdida pelo extremo sofrimento do coração.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Reena

    Es un cuento corto sobre una niña, Som Som, que es vendida como futura prostituta a la Casa sin Relojes. Como sus clientes son hechiceros ella es Silenciada...de diversas maneras a cual mas bizarra. Eso hace que se convierta en confidente de otras habitantes de la casa, especialmente de Rawra Chin. Es un poco paja mental y en general no me ha convencido, pero se deja leer.

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