by Melinda Gebbie and Alan Moore
$75.00 List Price
Comic-book writer Alan Moore, author of V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and the much-lauded Watchmen, insists that his three-volume graphic novel, Lost Girls, be viewed as pornography—a provocative sound bite if ever I've heard one. Produced in collaboration with artist Melinda Gebbie, the oversize boxed set has been sixteen years in the making. During this period, it's assumed mythic proportions, eagerly anticipated by some, reviled by others, assumed unpublishable by many.
There's no denying the seductive brilliance of Moore's writing. Like most American women, I'm a sucker for a literate Englishman, and Moore, a master of the language, is clearly in his element with this post-Victorian saga. Sadly, Gebbie's artwork doesn't live up to his sophisticated dialogue. Though her painstaking
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