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Nemo: River of Ghosts by Alan Moore
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In 1975, an old and ever-determined Nemo prepares to face her ancient nemesis, though her descendants and crew wonder if she has perhaps lost her mind instead. ( )
  questbird | Apr 8, 2017 |
This is the third of the Nemo books from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series from Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. It is set in the seventies and the theme is Nazis in South America building busty robots/El Dorado/Lemuria-Mu/Cthulhu/Creature from the Black Lagoon. Someone called "Hugo Hercules" who is a rock-em sock-em superhero from the early 20th is introduced and built up into this awesome tough guy in really heavy-handed fashion (you get the feeling Alan Moore thinks he's really "kewl," remember fifteen years ago when sometimes someone said "kewl," and I'm annoyed that Alan Moore made me remember the word "kewl" with his strongman guy who is also supposed to be Cuchulainn I guess) and there are no rapes, slow clap. I'm bored, so bored. I'll show myself out. ( )
2 vote MeditationesMartini | May 9, 2016 |
Although set in the world of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, these are a spin-off, and feature not the original Nemo, but his daughter, Janni Dakkar, who is now the captain of the Nautilus. In this third book, Nemo chases after Ayesha to South America and Maple White Land, a mesa where dinosaurs roam, only to find an army of bikini-clad fembots guarding a cadre of young Hitler clones… And that’s pretty much the appeal of this trilogy: you’re playing spot the references all the time. While some are blindingly obscure – those penny dreadful characters, for example – others are all too obvious. ( )
  iansales | Jul 15, 2015 |
Janni's final adventure as Nemo is in 1975, and it features the Irish Hercules, dinosaurs, fembots ("bikinitrons"), and the usual sorts of mayhem. The endpapers show scenes preceding and following the substance of the book, and are worth a look in their own right.
4 vote paradoxosalpha | Apr 6, 2015 |
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'You're stubborn. Just like your father.'
Ishmael, 1910
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"In a world where all the fictions ever written coalesce into a rich mosaic, it's 1975. Janni Dakkar, pirate queen of Lincoln Island and head of the fabled Nemo family, is eighty years old and beginning to display a tenuous grasp on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past--or her imagination--she embarks on what may be a final voyage down the vastness of the Amazon, a last attempt to put to rest the blood-drenched specters of old. With allies and adversaries old and new, we accompany an aging predator on her obsessive trek into the cultural landscape of a strange new continent, from the ruined city of Yu-Atlanchi to the fabulous plateau of Maple White Land. As the dark threads in her narrative are drawn into an inescapable web, Captain Nemo leads her hearse-black Nautilus in a desperate raid on horrors believed dead for decades" --… (more)

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