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MOBI Í DOC Voice of the Fire 9781891830440 FREE ☆ RANDARENEWABLES õ Master storyteller Alan Moore Watchmen delivers twelve interconnected stories of lust madness and ectasy all set in central England and spanning over six thousand years the narratives woven together in patterns of recurring events straMaster storyteller Alan Moore Watchmen delivers twelve interconnected stories of lust madness and ectasy all set in central England and spanning over six thousand years the narratives woven together in patterns of recurring events strange traditions and uncanny visions First a cave boy loses his mother falls in love and learns a deadly lesson He is followed by an extraordinary cast of characters a mur Time and place time passes place remains The passage of time alters the place But the fire keeps burningOur Art concerns all that may change or move in life but with their endless writ they seek to make life still that soon it shall be suffocated crushed beneath their manuscripts For my part I would sooner have the Fire At least it dances Passion is not strange to itSo what's Voice of the Fire about?It's about the vital message that the stiff lips of decapitated men still shape; the testament of black and spectral dogs written in piss across our bad dreams It's about raising the dead to tell us what they knowThroughout the six thousand years the magic of the place persists and Alan Moore opens dark pages of history and drags us through the circles of hell and darknessAnd fire has its own special place in human history

DOC ´ Voice of the Fire ´ Alan Moore

Of the secrets of the landIn the tradition of Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill Schwob's Imaginary Lives and Borges' A Universal History of Infamy Moore travels through history blending truth and conjecture in a novel that is dazzling moving sometimes tragic but always mesmerizingThis edition presents Voice of the Fire for the first time in hardcover format with full color illustrations by Jose Villarrub This book took me a little longer than I thought to read but it's Alan Moore Moore isn't a walk in the park For example the first chapter Oh God the first chapter It's not an easy read However have the first chapter it becomes easier to read Don't let the first chapter discourage you fro reading the rest of this book Voice of the Fire is a a novel set up similarly to Joyce's Dubliners While the stories don't really connect they are all in first person and they are all set in Northampton England The main difference with the stories is the years they are told in form 4000 BC AD 1995 There are 12 stories in all ending with a semi autobiographical segmentOne thing I like about this is the writing I'm only familiar with Alan Moore's comic books This is the first non comic book I read I was interesting to see how he could write without panels There are some photos here and there but this is most just words Than again Alan Moore's comic can get wordy for a comic book I thought he could pull it off This kind of reminds me of a few postmodern writersIf you like Alan Moore I would check this out

Alan Moore ´ Voice of the Fire TEXT

Voice of the FireDeress who impersonates her victim; a fisherman who believes he has become a different species; a Roman emissary who realizes the bitter truth about the Empire; a crippled nun who is healed miraculously by a disturbing apparition; an old crusader whose faith is destroyed by witnessing the ultimate relic; two witches lovers who burn at the stake Each related tale traces a path in a journey of discovery A masterpiece of voice a vivid evocation of place and a damn good piece of storytelling this book is rewarding on every level plain and simple Moore drapes himself in 12 different personae well 11 really the final section is autobiographicalthough as he's careful to note still fiction beginning in 4500 BC and leading up to the present day all of them inhabitants of or visitors to Northampton England Some of these characters are based on historical figures others are total fabrications all of them are very real for the reader Moore accomplishes this by thoroughly inhabiting the main character in each section Never do you feel that you're reading the work of a 20th century author conjecturing what a Roman centurion or a knight of the crusades might have thought rather you feel that you're privy to the actual internal monologues of those characters Fools sociopaths prostitutes nobles nuns and insane poets all get their due though perhaps the most important character is Northampton itself It's a delight to see an event described in the stone age grow into a local legend eventually to be referenced as an almost forgotten nursery rhyme thousands of years later In looking at these characters and this locale Moore is able to sketch and comment on the very growth of human civilization We see a few pawns vividly and from there we get a hint of the elaborate chess game battles blunders triumphs losses and all that we've had to play against our own nature in order move from stone agers trying to forge a path and make a home in a world they don't understand to modern day urbanites trying to do much the same Everyone will enjoy some of the chapters than others but none of them fails and all are compelling Moore has done something special here