October 27, 2009

LOST GIRLS by Alan Moore

Thanks to a good friend of mine who graciously/ wickedly lent me her mammoth copy, I just read Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's Lost Girls. For those not in the know (wink, wink), this graphic novel - very graphic graphic novel - places Wendy (of Neverland), Alice (of Wonderland), and Dorothy (of Kansas) together in a European hotel around the time of the outbreak of WWI. While there, they form relationships that lead them to explore their pasts and towards all kinds of sexual awakenings. To be honest, I really don't know what to write about it at the moment, as I'm still trying to take it all in. All I know is that these stories that I have loved so well have been completely changed for me. We'll see how that develops.

For a much better look at Lost Girls, and - even better - the source material, I direct you to said friend's examination of it. She does far better than I could hope to (especially as my mind is still reeling from the shock of the book).


  1. Thanks for the shout out. It was really nice and I really appreciate it.

    You know I watched The Wizard of Oz a few days ago, just to see what it would be like in the aftermath? Oh boy. Childhood's been totally violated. For me, what's most disturbing is how much sense it all makes. It's not just random fucking. There's a point to it that actually fits with the original stories. On the one hand, that's sort of cool. On the other hand, I will probably never think of "If I Only Had a Brain, a Heart, the Nerve." the same way again.

  2. I rented this documentary called "The Mindscape of Alan Moore" a while back and it's so incredibly bizarre and long, long, long. But it's also pretty insightful if you're able to stick it out. It's clear he's a brilliant guy. He does talk about "Lost Girls" and even though I can't remember what he said, it was interesting enough to get me googling Gebbie. I'll have to check this out.