Lost Girls Hardcover Edition

Lost Girls Hardcover Edition

Hardcover(Not Appropriate For Children)


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ISBN-13: 9781603090445
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2009
Edition description: Not Appropriate For Children
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alan Moore is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. His seminal works include Miracleman and Watchmen, for which he won the coveted Hugo Award. Never one to limit himself in form or content, Moore has also published novels, Voice of the Fire and Jerusalem, and an epic poem, The Mirror of Love. Four of his ground-breaking graphic novels—From HellWatchmenV for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—have been adapted to the silver screen. Moore currently resides in Northampton, England.

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Lost Girls Hardcover Edition 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
TheoClarke on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The erotic charge of this astonishing exploration of the sexuality of childhood fantasies seen through adult eyes is immense but it becomes relentless by the final volume and I felt as though I was being battered by an almost didactic epistemology. Perhaps I should have read it in smaller portions.
SomewhatBent on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Lost Girls Hardcover Edition (2009, 240 pp)by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie**NSFW** Ever wonder what happened after the fairy tales? Alice is back through the looking glass, Dorothy has returned from Oz and Wendy is home from Neverland. They find themselves together in an Austrian hotel in 1913. They get acquainted, as long-term holiday residents often do, and discover that they have interests in common. As they relate the tales of their past they create shared experiences in the present.The (VERY) adult adventures of three are illustrated in styles particular to each character; Alice¿s through her journal entries and `looking glass¿ view, Dorothy¿s with the wide-open perspective of Kansas farmland, Wendy¿s through the tall narrow windows of Victorian England.Alan Moore (of The Watchman and V for Vendetta) and Melinda Gebbie spent 16 years in the production of Lost Girls, originally published in three graphic novel editions, now available in a single hardbound volume. The artwork is elegant, the production value extremely high and the tales engaging. There is some controversy around the volume because of the accounts of the girls¿ underage sexual experiences. If that is a concern ¿ even though it has been ruled not to be child pornography ¿ this is not a book for you.
ChicGeekGirl21 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Lost Girls is a pornographic re-telling of some classic children's stories (Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan to be specific) by graphic novel mastermind Alan Moore. Moore's creativity is prevalent in the book--he uses the tropes of fairy tales and psychology to create a story of coming of age and sexual discovery. The result is entertaining, clever, and eventually tiresome. Lost Girls is divided into 3 books. The first book sets the tone, introducing the characters (Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy) and the setting (a decadent hotel in Vienna, Austria just days before the start of WWI--in fact, the characters reference the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand multiple times). These three women get to know each other--both in the Biblical sense, and also by telling stories from their childhoods. The second book focuses on the beginnings of these stories, which are relatively innocent; the third book focuses on the "climax" of the stories, which tend to be pretty extreme (incest, rape, BDSM).My favorite of the 3 books was the second one. The stories the women tell in this book were far more sensual than the all-out depravity of the third book (the depravity didn't offend me, per se, but it did make me cringe). Dorothy, for example, has her first sexual experiences with a farm hand who bales hay (a man of the straw, you might say...) and is sexy, but kinda dumb (no brain...get it?). Dorothy gently lets him know that she can't be with him anymore before she describes traveling down a metaphorical road of sexual discovery. Likewise, Alice's stories involve exploring sex with other girls at her boarding school. I liked the emphasis on female sexuality and sexual awakening--and how not all the sex acts involved traditional heterosexual intercourse. Despite the Sadean sexual insanity of the third book, Moore has respect for sexuality as part of one's identity--something to explore and own, rather than to be ashamed about and repress. For these reasons, the book was enjoyable, fun, and somewhat thought-provoking. But not for the faint of heart, obviously.
questbird on LibraryThing 7 months ago
An interesting attempt to tell a story with pornography. Three women -- re-imaginings of Alice (of Wonderland), Dorothy (of Oz) and Wendy (of Never Land) meet in a licentious Austrian hotel on the eve of the First World War and share stories (and more) of their sexual secrets and awakenings in their various 'never lands'.I found the constant frottage and sexual activity between the protaganists a bit annoying after a while. It seemed that every imaginable scenario described (and there were a lot) by one of the women was incredibly titillating to the others. This background of incessant sexual play seemed unlikely and detracted from the story for me.Some of the episodes were just silly. There was a scene with Wendy and her boring husband, who have no sex life. Although they are merely conversing distantly, their shadows appear to be engaged in sexual activity -- but only through Austin Powers-like coincidences of lighting and movement. It just didn't work.Gebbie and Moore have chosen to portray mostly consensual sexual acts (with Alice sometimes the exception) and generally ascribe little moral judgment to those acts. Rape, torture and bondage are mostly excluded. In fact it is through sex that the women are able to re-integrate their lost childhoods. Of the three, Alice is the most damaged, a child abuse victim who embraces a life of lascivious addiction and becomes (at times) an abuser herself.What I did really enjoy was Melinda Gebbie's simulation of various artists of the time, especially in the 'White Book', the lurid and blatantly pornographic tome which was in every room of Monsieur Rogeur's hotel.Overall, a very interesting experiment. Not really pornography even though it tried quite hard. Hard to classify quite what it was instead though.
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