Wednesday, December 24, 2008

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume 2

Author: Alan Moore

First line: July, 1898.

Why you should read this book: Picking up where he left off in volume one, Moore pits his literary heroes against an alien menace that combines the best of HG Wells and HP Lovecraft, with a little Edgar Rice Burroughs thrown in for misdirection. The characters are explored in greater human depth, and the danger to Victorian England is ever more inhumanly despicable. This book surpasses the first volume, not only in detail and cohesion, but also in number of graphic sex scenes.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You think biological warfare is keen and a great idea for the future of the Empire.

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