[ì Jerusalem || Ü PDF Read by ✓ Alan Moore] #2020


  • Title: Jerusalem
  • Author: Alan Moore
  • ISBN: 9781631491344
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Jerusalem By Alan Moore New York Times BestsellerFierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter.In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK In the half aNew York Times BestsellerFierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter.In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England s Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects Embedded in the grubby amber of the district s narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrol colored puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them.Employing, a kaleidoscope of literary forms and styles that ranges from brutal social realism to extravagant children s fantasy, from the modern stage drama to the extremes of science fiction, Jerusalem s dizzyingly rich cast of characters includes the living, the dead, the celestial, and the infernal in an intricately woven tapestry that presents a vision of an absolute and timeless human reality in all of its exquisite, comical, and heartbreaking splendor.In these pages lurk demons from the second century Book of Tobit and angels with golden blood who reduce fate to a snooker tournament Vagrants, prostitutes, and ghosts rub shoulders with Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce s tragic daughter Lucia, and Buffalo Bill, among many others There is a conversation in the thunderstruck dome of St Paul s Cathedral, childbirth on the cobblestones of Lambeth Walk, an estranged couple sitting all night on the cold steps of a Gothic church front, and an infant choking on a cough drop for eleven chapters An art exhibition is in preparation, and above the world a naked old man and a beautiful dead baby race along the Attics of the Breath toward the heat death of the universe.An opulent mythology for those without a pot to piss in, through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth, poverty, and our threadbare millennium They discuss English as a visionary language from John Bunyan to James Joyce, hold forth on the illusion of mortality post Einstein, and insist upon the meanest slum as Blake s eternal holy city.
    Alan Moore
    Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs workings one off performance art spoken word pieces with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.As a comics writer, Moore is notable for being one of the first writers to apply literary and formalist sensibilities to the mainstream of the medium As well as including challenging subject matter and adult themes, he brings a wide range of influences to his work, from the literary authors such as William S Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Anton Wilson and Iain Sinclair New Wave science fiction writers such as Michael Moorcock horror writers such as Clive Barker to the cinematic filmmakers such as Nicolas Roeg Influences within comics include Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby and Bryan Talbot.

    Jerusalem By Alan Moore

    Commentaires:

    Edward Lorn
    Once upon a time, there was an old magician We ll call him Not Quite Gandalf Not Quite Gandalf quite enjoyed scatological metaphors and similes, and what kids in his day called Funny Books Not Quite Gandalf, not quite comfortable in his own skin, decided one day that his legacy should not be Funny Books So he decided to collect all of his unused ideas into one fuck all big tome and call it Jerusalem Man, I see an Internet Rage Machine out there right now Their face is beet red and there s smoke [...]

    Bradley
    It took me ten days to read 60 hours for an audiobook Nearly 1300 pages.Still, it took me ten days to read this I m shocked I m also quite amazed at the brilliance of this book.I m thinking of also getting a bound copy of this book to open up at random whenever I want my mind blown and just stick my finger in it and osmose the hell out of it It s that kind of dense, crazy book.The only book that comes close to it is Infinite Jest, and I like Jerusalem a hell of a lot It has an enormous sharp ca [...]

    Warwick
    The town of Mansoul, in Bunyan s The Holy WarWhen Alan Moore was asked why he had made his book so gigantically long, he gave the magisterial reply, So that only the strongest might review me Faced with the prospect of nearly a million words about Northampton a chav haunted and rather neglected old market town like dozens of others in the UK reserves of strength certainly seem called for And the book s longueurs are especially frustrating in this case because it quickly becomes clear that they r [...]

    Althea Ann
    Yes, it took me a whole four months to read this book, which may be some sort of record for me Starting Jerusalem, I wasn t sure what to expect I m familiar with Moore s graphic work, but excellent graphic novels do not necessarily translate into excellent thousand plus page works of prose I was quite pleased to discover, then, that Moore is truly an adept and accomplished writer, with a huge breadth and depth of styles.In some quarters, Jerusalem is being hailed as Moore s masterwork It s an ex [...]

    Leo Robertson
    FUCK this got traction than I expected so Mr Moore, if you discover this, please don t read it this is not how I d explain my reaction to this book to you I write reviews for readers only I love seeing writers make big, ambitious flamboyant things, so please keep fighting the good fight Unfortunately this one wasn t for me That s all You think this is an unnecessary safeguard Once two writers responded to my reviews of their books on the same day I m not taking any chances Reading matter below [...]

    Campbell
    Update, February 2018 finished, for the second time Even better this time around, which I thought not possible Simply breathtaking.I honestly don t know where to start with this Astonishing I should probably start by saying it is astonishing It stands head and shoulders and, not to belabour the point too much, upper body above all other fantasy recently published, certainly in this still fledgling century.You will read many people saying that it needs editing.They re wrong.Its richness, its dept [...]

    Bhaskar Maji
    This is the summit of Mount Alan Moore.A compilation of a fierce imagination and extraordinary ideas that Moore spent all his life exploring in comics, this comes across as his seminal work The novel may not be utterly engaging to some readers, but is fascinating once you let your brain strap on the things that the author wants to tell you and let him take you on a ride A re imagined take on life and death and the beyond, the mundane and the absurd, a funny, tragic, finely wrought, and a terrify [...]

    Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
    Well then A paucity of stars if it concerns the level of my enjoyment More than a paucity of stars for the object, that is, for those of whom we can say, At least people are reading this kind of book I mean, it s a good einsteigs novel into that realm of the big fat brainy erudite digressive mess of a fictional artifact And that s not altogether a bad thing Kind of like The Selected Works of T.S Spivet for YA, should maybe Jerusalem for the comic book and fantasy set So for form structure it mak [...]

    Bill
    When I first heard about this book, I wasn t inclined to read it Not because of its length, but because I read that many chapters took place where a child was choking on a cough drop This sounded ludicrous to me as well as boring But then I was in a book store and saw it, and had to buy it, for 47 And I am glad I did, as it s an amazing book It has a little bit of everything There is a Finnegan s Wake like chapter, a chapter like a play, a chapter of poetry and yes, many chapters where a three y [...]

    Paul
    DNF at 30%I m sorry Mr Moore I tried I really did image error this book or at least the portion I slogged through is a string of vignettes than a novel.I don t mind approximately 10 pages for a character to adapt to his death but I don t have time to read about said character not doing anything about his new circumstances in those pages Moore s stream of consciousness writing has some powerful language but omg I just don t have time sorry.

    Amanda
    I definitely don t have the reviewer skills to properly review a book like this So I m just going to say that it was a terrific experience to read listen to it If you are thinking of tackling this one go for it it s totally worth it I did a combination of reading and listening and this worked really well Simon Vance does a great job on the audio but there were many occasions when I wanted to go back and reread sections so having a paper copy was helpful for that.

    Nigeyb
    I d give it six stars if I could Alan Moore, the reluctant graphic artist always comics to the great man , is accurately an artist, magician, film maker, illustrator, musician, poet, performer, essayist, journalist, commentator, and all round fascinating human being.I had only read Watchmen , until now, despite habitually seeking out Moore vids on YouTube and going to listen to him in person whenever he s in town.I d give Jerusalem six stars if I could, which is not to say that this review is a [...]

    Mark Parsons
    This book is astonishing, earthy, celestial, wise, funny, bawdy, erotic, rude, violent at times , brilliant, endlessly inventive and transformative It is a modern classic It places Moore in the company of the ages.

    Jonfaith
    The child had woken before she could ask whether this meant that pigeons were all human ghosts, forms that dead people had gone into and become, or whether they somehow existed simultaneously in Heaven, where dead people go, and up amongst the rafters of the derelict barn in the neighbour s yard at the same time.My friend Roger who is reading this with me related that sometimes one needs to go to encyclopedic ends to marshal the argument as to why some never leaves their home town I countered th [...]

    Krista
    Warry, seriously, everywhere s Jerusalem, everywhere trampled or run down If Einstein s right, then space and time are all one thing and it s, I dunno, a big glass football, an American one like a Rugby ball, with the big bang at one end and the big crunch or whatever at the other And the moments in between, the moments making up our lives, they re there forever Nothing s moving Nothing s changing, like a reel of film with all the frames fixed in their place and motionless till the projector bea [...]

    Oriana
    It is not strictly true that I want to read this book in fact I really don t Although Watchmen is one of the greatest graphic novels probably ever, I have not forgiven Alan for From Hell, or any number of his other shitty shits, or the fact that he s totally bats Really I m only adding this because I want to share its blurb from the Millions Great Second Half of 2016 Book Preview For anyone who fears that Moore is becoming one of his own obsessed, isolated characters lately known for withdrawin [...]

    Martin
    This book is a ing masterpiece Picture yourself inside of a pocket watch, looking at first this cog, then that pinwheel.Or listening to one of the great big band songs, say Koko by Duke Ellington,only one instrument at a time Then look at or listen to them in their totality, and behold the marvel that all of those disparate parts have become This book is filled with moments that make you look at everyday events in your life with a different eye, noticing the unique and the sacred in the everyday [...]

    Andrew Barnes
    Jerusalem shouldn t work On paper it has potential disaster of historic proportions written all over it Sure, if there was an equivalent of Mount Rush for comics Alan Moore would be on it, but for only your second novel to check in at 1,400 pages and transcend three dimensions and humanity s entire lifespan, that s beyond ambitious and bordering on reckless It has hundreds of pages taking place while an infant chokes on a throat lozenge It has chapters told from perspectives of a distinct cast o [...]

    Leighkaren
    I have under 200 pages to go befoe finishing this book and I ve been composing my review for several days It s really difficult for me to not talk about it using sweeping, effusive words, so I ll start with those this was one of the most incredible, compelling, original, awesome, imaginative and thought provoking books I have ever read in my life, and I ve read A LOT of books The decade that it took Moore to write this homage to his hometown of Northampton shows in every word He s crammed in an [...]

    Mona
    Phew s taken me nearly 2 months to get through this, but it was entirely worth it I haven t written a review for quite a while too busy but this book cries out for one I ll really try to fit in a full length review He s a brilliant writer.

    Connor
    At 370 pages in, I m calling it I can t read another overwrought description of a person doing something mundane I can t read about angels somehow being involved in spitting, fucking, and shitting.I can t read like a million descriptions of what street in some fuckoff city people are on.I surrender Don t waste your time on this meme.

    Max Nemtsov
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    Viv JM
    I ve finished I ve finished I ve bloody well finished More coherent review to follow Probably.UPDATE Hmmt sure I can coherently review this book at all It s quite something I loved how much Moore s love for Northampton came across I could have done without some of the experimental parts There were moments of laugh out loud humour There were some extraordinarily well described scenes There were ghosts having sex There was papier mache with chewed up Rizla papers And, best of all, was the Dead De [...]

    Alex Sarll
    Advance word said Alan Moore s second novel was going to be a million words long, and set entirely in one Northampton district, the Boroughs Neither half of this is strictly true there are sections outside Northampton, even as far as London, and if Moore s cosmology can claim Lambeth as somehow part of the Boroughs, it surely can t carry off quite the same trick with St Paul s But, it s close enough Still, if he d really wanted to fuck with people he should have said, quite honestly, that it was [...]

    Linda
    Yeehaw, I m done Wow, what a journey that was I admit that I m terrible at writing reviews, so even attempting to write a review about this magnificent work is going to be like me bringing a few pop rocks to a professionally staged going all out never ending fireworks display and synced music to go with In other words pathetic ha ha Sol I ll say is that this book easily won its spot within my favorites before I was even halfway through Yes, this book is long, but I enjoyed almost every minute of [...]

    Liviu
    somewhat interesting especially as writing goes but not interesting enough to spend the time on this humongous book if it were situated in a place of interest to me, I may have at least tried it

    Bjorn
    Alan Moore s new novel only his second real novel, if you discount things like Watchmen, V For Vendetta, From Hell and all those things that are Just Comic Books is 1266 pages long, in three volumes, and took him ten years to write It spans from the ice age to the end of the world It has dozens, maybe hundreds, of POV characters, fictional or real, living or dead It switches styles with almost every chapter and jumps from highbrow literary games to furious politics, from kitchen sink realism to [...]

    Graham
    I say this as someone who was initiated into comics by V for Vendetta Who loves Watchmen and From Hell to death Who still really wants to read Lost Girls someday when he isn t living with the prying eyes of others.Fuck you, Alan Moore.Fuck you for putting a bunch of quite enjoyable and suitably intriguing material upfront material that, while certainly not up to the standards of your best comics, is of than enough quality for me to read 1,200 pages of it without complaint and then just taking a [...]

    Joyce
    Almost 61 hours later, I have finished Jerusalem It wasn t one of those books that I listened to straight through too overwhelming for that And I could never have read the book too much dialect and occasional imaginary language, too dense, too much But Vance s narration makes it totally understandable well, that may be an overstatement I m not sure anything but a much bigger brain would make this totally understandable and even enjoyable There s no point in trying to give a plot description as t [...]

    Gerard Villegas
    The moment we got this ARC at work I was squealing like a boyband fangirl especially since I love Alan Moore s graphic novels like Watchmen and V is for Vendetta I mean the man is known for being a tremendous influence in changing the comic book industry genre by introducing thought provoking concepts and ideas In his up and coming ambitious 1000 page literary novel yes it s that thick , Moore once again taps into philosophies and ideologies that delve into the political, social, and economic a [...]

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