From Hell

From Hell

Being A Melodrama in Sixteen Parts

Book - 2006
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Publisher: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, 2006, c1989.
ISBN: 9780958578349
Branch Call Number: MOORE
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings) : chiefly ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Eddie 1955-
Mullins, Pete


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Oct 20, 2017

Alan Moore took 10 years to write and research From Hell for a reason. It's a masterpiece. Brilliantly detailed writing for complex characters and a story filled with history, politics, corruption, violence, horror, love, madness, law, and so much more. I highly recommend all Alan Moore fans and new readers to try From Hell. Eddie Campbell's black and white sketch art style is breath-takingly detailed and subtly symbolic all at once. It's a long read at 500+ pages, but I think you'll find yourself turning pages as fast as possible to unravel more of this mystery based on Jack the Ripper.
However this book is not for a younger audience as it features gruesome murders and gratuitous sex, albeit in drawings.

Mar 16, 2017

This is a fantastic book. Give it a chance...and use the intended rhythm of reading a chapter, then reading the according commentary for that chapter in the appendix. I have read this book twice, and both times it really taught me a lot about what I can do to be a better writer, and what I can do to be more observational about the life I lead and those around me lead.

mvkramer Jun 05, 2016

No one can argue that this book isn't well-crafted - it just wasn't my style. The artwork was sketchy and monochrome, the story very philosophical and weird - and not in the way I like. Hard to explain, but I guess I didn't see the point, in the end. Still, a classic of the genre. Worth taking a look at.

Apr 19, 2016

It took me awhile to get into this graphic novel - but I was diligent and it paid off. Moore really researched Jack the Ripper, and makes a compelling - and terrifically creepy - case for a Freemason conspiracy and Royal involvement in the Ripper murders

Mar 08, 2016

I picked this up partly because I remember enjoying the film. After reading this I realized the film pales in comparison to the breadth and scope of this story. Masterfully written and although the art appears somewhat hurried (as to be expected in a project this size), appropriate care is taken at the right times and really moves the story along. The notes at the end are extremely helpful in understanding some of the more surreal aspects.

Feb 11, 2016

Alan Moore never disappoints. Another masterfully crafted story with an interesting take on Jack the Ripper. One of my favorite stories by Moore.

Jan 09, 2016

In top three graphic novels I have read, and I read a lot.

GeoffAbel May 27, 2013

For starters, anyone who is looking at reading this through the lens of the movie that obliterated this story : put that abomination out of your memory forever and READ THIS!
It is equal parts historical research and wild fantasy (though all events are set up to be imminently plausible - even likely).
Alan Moore's creations stand high above the realm of comics/graphic novels and I think this is the most engaging of them all (besides his other well-known works I highly recommend Promethea).
A must for anyone into the Victorian are and pretty much anyone else who can stomach the darker parts.

glassesgurl Mar 05, 2012

Amazing! One of the best books I've read - let alone graphic novels. Haunting, and compelling - it stayed with me for weeks after reading it.

Jul 31, 2011

For my money, the best graphic novel I have ever read. Eddie Campbell's artwork is so richly alive, it transcends its black-and-white universe. Although the themes are dark, the book is not unrelentingly depressing by any means; there are subtle touches of humour and profound insights into human nature that make it a must-read for anyone who's ever believed they would never enjoy a comic book or a horror novel.

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mvkramer Jun 05, 2016

Sexual Content: Graphic sex, as well.

mvkramer Jun 05, 2016

Violence: It's about Jack the Ripper, so - VERY GRAPHIC MURDERS.

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Sep 03, 2009

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Jul 08, 2009

Oh, come now! Are you not one begins a letter with one's own address? "From Hell," Netley. Write that down. From Hell.


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