Saturday, 26 May 2007

Book Review: Lost Girls (Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie)

Welcome boys and girls! Today, for my Hopefully-Weekly-Book-Review, I shall be reviewing some... porn.

No not the normal DVD Pirate ini-bagus-punya-boleh-nampak-sumua-punya kinda porn. It's Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's Lost Girls, which is a very stylised and literary kind of 'erotic fiction'.

(I've said quite a bit about it in THIS POST before, like where I got it and so on, so go read that first)

Oh who am I kidding. Erotic Fiction my ass lar. Porn is porn lah. Let's just get on with the review, shall we? And no, I'm not turning thisinto some porn reviewing blog. This is just a one-off hear me? Lalala...

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Title: Lost Girls
Authors: Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie

Synopsis:
For more than a century, Alice, Wendy and Dorothy have been our guides through the Wonderland, Neverland and Land of Oz of our childhoods. Now like us, these three lost girls have grown up and are ready to guide us again, this time through the realms of our sexual awakening and fulfillment.

Through their familiar fairytales they share with us their most intimate revelations of desire in its many forms, revelations that shine out radiantly through the dark clouds of war gathering around a luxury Austrian hotel.

Drawing on the rich heritage of erotica, Lost Girls is the rediscovery of the power of ecstatic writing and art in a sublime union that only the medium of comics can achieve. Exquisite, thoughtful, and human, Lost Girls is a work of breathtaking scope that challenges the very notion of art fettered by convention. This is erotic fiction at its finest.
(From Amazon.com)


What I Liked:
  • Sex!
  • More sex!
  • Lots of sex!
  • Even more sex!
  • Whole pages of sex!
  • Very creatively written stories (about sex!)
  • Very gorgeous graphics (of people having sex!)

What I Didn't Like:
  • Too much sex! Very distracting. Hur hur.
  • Had to go through the whole thing over again because the first time I 'read' it I was too distracted by all that sex. Hehe.
  • Sometimes the fonts a bit hard to read. So I usually gave up and looked at the pictures of people having sex instead.

Summary:
Nothing much to say about this really. Almost the entire novel is about sex, sex, sex and oh yeah, sex. So if you like sex (who doesn't anyway?), then you'd like this book.

Oh sure, it's all very stylised, Gebbie's paintings are gorgeous (even when they depict er... all sorts of graphic and explicit body parts) and there IS a story that invovles some historical events merged with some literary allusions to Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan.

But really, who is Moore and Gebbie kidding? The whole three volumes are just pure pornography, and whoever reads this will just be reading about sex, sex, sex and more sex. That's about it, really.

But then again, since that is exactly what they set out to do in the first place, I suppose I really must say that they did a brilliant job of it. If you think of it as purchasing a high-end piece of comic art that just happens to be erotic in nature, then this is worth every penny of it.
But if you have to buy just ONE Alan Moore graphic novel... don't buy this. Go buy Watchmen or something. And if you really want porn that much, go look for a DVD pirate...

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