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Thought-provoking and Haunting,
This review is from: Lost Girls, Vols. 1-3 (Hardcover)
When I first heard about Lost Girls several months ago, I was almost immediately turned off. Alan Moore, I thought, has more important things to do than show readers underage, make-believe boobies. But as he and his partner gave more and more interviews, I found their enthusiasm for the project infectious and anticipated the release for weeks.
I read the entire tome in one, four-hour sitting and was not disappointed, but I don't know if I'm ready to call this Moore's masterpiece.
The elements of fact, traditional fiction (the fairy tales and folk stories the work draws on) and Moore's own story are blended together seamlessly. You are challenged to examine your own concepts of that which is truly beautiful, that which is truly perverse, and what is just plain sexy.
While the story is smart and unique, I found that often the dialogue was outshone by the art on the page, and not just because of its explicit nature. The artwork is so beautiful and lovingly crafted that the dialogue seems flat and inadequate in comparison, instead of working with the pictures. I wanted what the characters were saying to match the sparkle and humanity of the overall plot and art.
The greatest testament to the strength of the book, however, is the fact that it stays with you - the parts that didn't excite you, but that challenged, offended or made you feel funny keep coming back to visit you. I will probably be rereading it very soon, after I've had some time to chew on it.
I can understand if you're not willing to pay $75 for a massive porno you're not sure if you'll dig, but I consider this a sound investment. Highly reccomended for anyone willing to put their inhibitions aside for just a moment to learn something new about sex, lying, trust, love and fantasy.
Just keep it away from the kids.
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Initial post: Nov 15, 2014 9:48:45 PM PST
The Cat-Tribe says:
I suggest that others remain "turned off." You are correct that there is more in this work than "underage boobies." There is the graphic depiction of the rape of children as an erotic, positive experience. Whatever inhibitions we should put aside, we should remain repelled by the eroticization of rape.
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