Did he also write books? Unbelievable!
[quote=“scherpschutter, post:379, topic:1204”]La Chartreuse de Parme (I had to look this up: in English it’s called The Charterhouse of Parma) is his other great novel.
His non-fiction (auto- biographical, semi-autobiographical) work is great too, but I’m not sure that it has all been translated into English.[/quote]
I’ve heard of The Charterhouse of Parma, although it isn’t as famous as Scarlet and the Black.
What do you think the five or six most perfect books written are?
[quote=“John Welles, post:383, topic:1204”]I’ve heard of The Charterhouse of Parma, although it isn’t as famous as Scarlet and the Black.
What do you think the five or six most perfect books written are?[/quote]
I’ll try to select the ones that have impressed me most.
alongside with reading newly bought Neal Asher´s Orbus i am reading also Alastair Reynolds´space opera Redemption Ark
well, it has some 800 pgs…
but again - great covers on his books
Just finished Alan Moore’s Watchmen. A surprisingly intelligent and complex work for the comic book medium. Intricate story and amazing character depth.
You are underrating comics. There are many others which are on the same quality level.
Welcome back btw
Well this is the first comic I’ve read since childhood after years of disregarding comics. Formerly, a lot of the ultra dark and violent content turned me off of them as the combination with what I considered “kid” material was off puting to me.
and thanks Can’t say I’m back all the way but oh well.
i like From Hell most from Moore´s work, then V for Vendetta and League I - II, Watchmen was also good but i felt somehow that it´s not enough interesting theme for me - haven´t even seen the movie
what´s that kid material precisely?
Alan Moore is a fuckin genius imo. He has made a lot more brilliant stuff. And very different kind of stuff
majority of his works are great, but i wasn´t very fond about some of his short comics stories or Top Ten Smax
kid material being the fact they are comic books. I associate kid stuff with super heroes, capes, shit you normally see in comics. Not to say all comics have this. From Hell is a prime example.
Hey Korano, long time no see!
aha - i thought you mean something like Duck Tales
but superheroes aren´t kid stuff (or at least not all of them) - try Daredevil written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Alex Maleev and you´ll see that superhero comics for adults exist
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck.
[quote=“Stanton, post:391, topic:1204”]Alan Moore is a fuckin genius imo. He has made a lot more brilliant stuff. And very different kind of stuff[/quote]Agreed. Best comic book writer along with Jodorowsky.
Which short stories do you mean? His older stuff from the 80s?
Smax was ok, not great, but still good. The other Top 10 stuff is better.
[quote=“Stanton, post:398, topic:1204”]Which short stories do you mean? His older stuff from the 80s?
Smax was ok, not great, but still good. The other Top 10 stuff is better.[/quote]
Dr and Quinch from 2000AD - but have read only few of them, maybe some others are better
then i read something short with vampires, drawn by Zander Cannon (or was it Gene Ha), maybe it was from Top Ten
but besides of all his great books i´m really thankfull he introduced John Constantine in Swamp Thing