Sunday, April 1, 2018

Providence Act 3

Written by: Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows

First line: Um...excuse me? Would you be Mr. Henry Annesley

Why you should read this book: Moore concludes his C'thulhu mythos themed trilogy with perfect clarity and wisdom. This volume jumps back in time to the 1920s, focusing on a young journalist researching secret societies for a novel he wishes to write, and making friends with a young HP Lovecraft, through which experience he becomes terrifyingly aware of the tenuous nature of reality and of horrors yet to come when the story jumps back to the present. While I expect the ending will be fairly predictable to anyone with a basic knowledge of Lovecraft and Moore, it's satisfying and provocative and beautiful and dark and deep with dreaming.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't believe in dreams.

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