Magic Words by Lance Parkin $29.95 (9781781310779)
One of our latest installments to the biography section here at The UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center, is the biography of Alan Moore, Magic Words written by Lance Parkin. Magic Words is as uniquely, artistically eccentric as its subject. Parkin’s follows the adventures of one of the most successful and provocative graphic novelist of our time from a scathing editorial directed at his headmaster to his most successful masterpieces Watchmen and V for Vendetta, peppered with disarmingly sarcastic quotes by Moore himself. As quoted on the back cover: “In Magic Words Lance Parkin has crafted a biography that is insightful, scrupulously fair-minded and often very funny – a considerable achievement given its unrelentingly grim, unreasonable and annoying subject” Alan Moore.
While you’re here pick up a copy of two of Alan Moore’s greatest works, V for Vendetta and Watchmen.
This gritty graphic novel follows a young girl named Evey and the mysterious masked “V” who’s main objective is to over throw an unjust totalitarian government.
Back Cover: “Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism, this groundbreaking story captures both the suffocating nature of life in an authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit which rebels against it.”
Watchmen $19.99 (9780930289232)
Watchmen, set in an alternate version of 1985 America on the brink of nuclear war, follows the adventures of two generations of masked heroes, most of whom are devoid of any actual super powers and struggle with the philosophy and ethics of the “justice” they are sworn to uphold.
“To date, Watchmen remains the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award, and is also the only graphic novel to appear on Time magazine’s 2005 list of ‘the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present’.” (Watchmen wikia)