|The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1910
||[Jan. 8th, 2014|09:54 am]
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 by Alan Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Alan Moore is still a mad genius, even this far along in his ongoing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series. The first in a three-part, decades-spanning adventure, 1910 is light on plot (it’s all setup, basically) but still jam-packed with all the literary references and characters you’ve come to expect. Read it with Google nearby so you can look up all the names, especially the cast of literary magicians and occult detectives who show up or get name-checked, there are some great surprises there. Unfortunately, as with The Black Dossier, Moore’s obsession with nudity and sex has become somewhat intrusive to the narrative, but not enough to diminish my enjoyment of the story. Looking forward to the next volume, 1969!
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