En smakebit på søndag #33: From Hell

En smakebit på søndag er et konsept jeg har lånt av Mari på Flukten fra virkeligheten. Alt du trenger å gjøre er å slå opp i boka du leser nå og velge ut noen setninger du synes passer – uten at de avslører for mye av handlingen – før du legger dem ut på bloggen din og legger igjen ei lenke i innlegget til Mari. På denne måten kan vi klikke oss fra smakebit til smakebit, og kanskje oppdage nye skatter?

Etter å ha fullført Sirkelen av Strandberg og Elfgren (omtale kommer), har jeg store planer om å lese den grafiske romanen From Hell av Alan Moore og Eddie Campbell. Den handler om ingen ringere enn Jack the Ripper, men siden jeg bare akkurat har begynt får dere vaskeseddelen som smakebit:

Having proved himself peerless in the arena of reinterpreting superheroes, Alan Moore turned his ever-incisive eye to the squalid, enigmatic world of Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders of 1888. Going beyond the myriad existing theories, which range from the sublime to the ridiculous, Moore presents an ingenious take on the slaughter. His Ripper’s brutal activities are the epicentre of a conspiracy involving the very heart of the British Establishment, including the Freemasons and The Royal Family. A popular claim, which is transformed through Moore’s exquisite and thoroughly gripping vision, of the Ripper crimes being the womb from which the 20th century, so enmeshed in the celebrity culture of violence, received its shocking, visceral birth. Bolstered by meticulous research that encompasses a wide spectrum of Ripper studies and myths and coupled with his ability to evoke sympathies in such monstrous characters, Moore has created perhaps the finest examination of the Ripper legacy, observing far beyond society’s obsessive need to expose Evil’s visage. Ultimately, as Moore observes, Jack’s identity and his actions are inconsequential to the manner in which society embraced the Fear: «It’s about us. It’s about our minds and how they dance. Jack mirrors our hysterias. Faceless, he is the receptacle for each new social panic.»

9 Responses to “En smakebit på søndag #33: From Hell”


  1. 1 siljeblomst januar 8, 2012, kl. 15:58

    Har ikke lest den grafiske romanen, men har sett filmen flere ganger og liker den veldig godt. Mørk og dyster atmosfære, opiumbuler, Jack the Ripper og Johnny Depp kan ikke bli feil😉

  2. 3 Nina C. januar 8, 2012, kl. 16:28

    Virker som en spennende grafisk roman. Jack the ripper har fascinert mange gjennom årenes løp og jeg så for et par påsker siden en britisk krim hvor da det var en copycat som hermet etter jack the ripper. Så da var det mye fokus på historien bak disse mordene osv.

    • 4 Julie januar 8, 2012, kl. 18:01

      Ja, det er noe med Jack the Ripper som er evig interessant. Er vel mye det at vi ikke vet sikkert hvem han var. Er bare en masse teorier.

  3. 5 Isabella Danielsen januar 8, 2012, kl. 16:58

    Jack the ripper, veldig spennende:) ha en fin søndag og kos deg med boken:)

  4. 7 Mari - Flukten fra virkeligheten - en bokblogg januar 8, 2012, kl. 22:23

    En ekkel og på samme tid skremmende fascinerende historie(hvem var han og hvorfor ble han ikke tatt), men ut i fra omslaget virker det som litt for blodig(ikke så rart kanskje) for meg🙂

  5. 8 leserommet januar 8, 2012, kl. 22:35

    Hei! Du har vunnet hos meg🙂

  6. 9 venstregærning januar 12, 2012, kl. 02:28

    Jeg har ikke lest denne i sin helhet enda, men det jeg faktisk har lest er glimrende. Alt tyder egentlig på at det meste Alan Moore gjør er rimelig solide greier.


Legg igjen en kommentar

Fyll inn i feltene under, eller klikk på et ikon for å logge inn:

WordPress.com-logo

Du kommenterer med bruk av din WordPress.com konto. Logg ut / Endre )

Twitter picture

Du kommenterer med bruk av din Twitter konto. Logg ut / Endre )

Facebookbilde

Du kommenterer med bruk av din Facebook konto. Logg ut / Endre )

Google+ photo

Du kommenterer med bruk av din Google+ konto. Logg ut / Endre )

Kobler til %s




Besøk siden 12. mars '10

  • 273,325 hits

Instagram

The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris is a fun look at superheroes who never made it into the big leagues. Some of them missed their chance simply because they just vanished in the crowd, but others were downright weird. Ever heard of Doll Man? Jigsaw? Fatman the Human Flying Saucer..? #bøker #books #bok #reading #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #nrklesetips #boktips #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #litteratur #literature #bookporn #superhero #jonmorris #theleagueofregrettablesuperheroes #lootcrate #comics #comicbooks #tegneserie In celebration of being completely done with this year's Christmas shopping: here is an unrelated shelfie. I'm not actually giving away any books this year. I know. It's sad. 
#books #bøker #book #literature #litteratur #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #boktips #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #shelfie #bookshelf #bokhylle #bookshelfporn #bookshelfie #personallibrary #privatelibrary New book! I've seen this book around for a while, and finally decided to pick it up - even though it seems to be slightly outside what I usually read. The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. Have you read it? What did you think?

#newbook #thewrathandthedawn #reneeahdieh #books #bok #bøker #book #literature #litteratur #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #nrklesetips #boktips #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #bookporn New book! Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau. It's being described as "High fidelity with time travel". I was intrigued.

Here's the publisher's description: Good guy Karl Bender is a thirty-something bar owner whose life lacks love and meaning. When he stumbles upon a time-travelling worm hole in his closet, Karl and his best friend Wayne develop a side business selling access to people who want to travel back in time to listen to their favorite bands. It's a pretty ingenious plan, until Karl, intending to send Wayne to 1980, transports him back to 980 instead. Though Wayne sends texts extolling the quality of life in tenth century "Mannahatta," Karl is distraught that he can't bring his friend back.

Enter brilliant, prickly, overweight astrophysicist, Lena Geduldig. Karl and Lena's connection is immediate. While they work on getting Wayne back, Karl and Lena fall in love -- with time travel, and each other. Unable to resist meddling with the past, Karl and Lena bounce around time. When Lena ultimately prevents her own long-ago rape, she alters the course of her life and threatens her future with Karl.

#books #bøker #book #literature #litteratur #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #nrklesetips #sciencefiction #modaviau #everyanxiouswave #bookstagram #bookish #instabook #bookporn #coffeeporn #coffee #bookcoverlove #coverlove #bookhaul #newbook New children's book!

Rallskanken er den nye barneboka til Aleksander L. Nordaas, med nydelige illustrasjoner av Sandra Steffensen. Den følger samme struktur som Nordaas' forrige barnebok, Mister Mjukis, med rim og store illustrasjoner. Fin og stemningsfull!

#leseeksemplar #bok #book #bøker #books #litteratur #literature #bookporn #bookworm #leseglede #bokorm #bookstagram #bookish #instabook #lesehest #lesetips #nrklesetips #aleksanderlnordaas #sandrasteffensen #illustrasjoner Have you read The Universe Versus Alex Woods, by Gavin Extence? Here's what I wrote on goodreads after having listened to the audio version: "Wow. I laughed. I cried. I laughed while I cried. What a quirky, beautiful, funny, heartbreaking and overall incredibly touching book." #books #bok #bøker #book #literature #litteratur #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #nrklesetips #boktips #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #theuniverseversusalexwoods #gavinextence #fiction #skjønnlitteratur #youngadult #bookcoverlove #coverlove Hi guys. I've not posted for a couple of weeks, and the main reason for that is that I'm doing #NaNoWriMo this year. If you don't know what that is: November is the month when thousands of people set out to write a novel (each...). 50000 words in 30 days. 1667 words a day.

I have hit the halfway mark (25000 words) a couple of days early, and have only failed to hit the daily minimum once. I'm vaguely optimistic that I might in fact get through this madness. 👍I can assure you that I have made a few of the mistakes listed in the book in the picture though!

#books #bok #bøker #book #literature #litteratur #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #nrklesetips #boktips #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #nonfiction #sakprosa #writing #skrive #write I found this paperback from 1952 at a local flea market, and I bought it because of the adorable cover... Tarjei Vesaas is of course also one of Norway's greatest authors, probably the most famous for his novel Is-slottet (The Ice Palace). The Black Horses, as seen in the photo, was first published in 1928.

#bøker #books #bok #reading #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #nrklesetips #boktips #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #litteratur #literature #bookporn #tarjeivesaas #deisvartehestane #theblackhorses #vintage #bokmarked #fleamarket #loppemarked #loppis My friend @kavehrashidi went to Paris and brought back this signed book from Shakespeare and Co for me. Thank you!

It's a somewhat weird novella about a guy talking about a particular author and the books she has written. I'm not entirely sure what to say about it. Certainly a strange read... #bythesameauthor #jackrobinson #shakespeareandco #book #bøker #books #bok #reading #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #nrklesetips #boktips #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #litteratur #literature #bookporn #signedbook #novella #shortstory #novelle New book! The Queue by Vladimir Sorokin.

#book #bøker #books #bok #reading #lesehest #bokorm #bookworm #leseglede #lesetips #nrklesetips #boktips #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #litteratur #literature #bookporn #te #tea #teaporn #vladimirsorokin #køen #thequeue
Read the Printed Word!

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Julie has read 64 books toward her goal of 100 books.
hide

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Julie has completed her goal of reading 100 books in 2014!
hide

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Julie has completed her goal of reading 100 books in 2013!
hide

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Julie has completed her goal of reading 110 books in 2012!
hide
Hilda by Duane Bryers

Goodreads

Julies bokbabbel kvitrer

Bokblogger.no

Skriv inn epost-adressen din her for å få beskjed på mail hver gang jeg legger ut et nytt innlegg.

Bli med 77 andre følgere

Bloggurat

%d bloggers like this: