science fiction, fantasy
"Brilliant... a massive literary achievement for our time — and maybe for all times simultaneously” – Washington Post.
The New York Times bestseller from the author of From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta finally appears in a one-volume paperback.
Begging comparisons to Tolstoy and Joyce, this “magnificent, sprawling cosmic epic” (Guardian) by Alan Moore — the genre-defying, “groundbreaking, hairy genius of our generation” (NPR) — takes its place among the most notable works of contemporary English literature.
In decaying Northampton, eternity loiters between tower blocks. Among saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a timeline unravels: second-century fiends wait in urine-scented stairwells, delinquent specters undermine a century with tunnels, and in upstairs parlors, laborers with golden blood reduce fate to a snooker tournament. Through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts singing hymns of wealth and poverty. They celebrate the English language, challenge mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon their slum as Blake’s eternal holy city in “Moore’s apotheosis, a fourth-dimensional symphony” (Entertainment Weekly).
Alan Moore (born 1953) is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books, a medium where he has produced a number of critically acclaimed series. Alan Moore lives in Northampton with his papers, occult books, records, videos, magical artefacts and comic-book figurines.
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