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Very Alan Moore, with his telltale kinks. flaws, and foibles. some of the art is gorgeous. some of the content is deeply disturbing. The writing itself, well, it's Moore.
  sageness | Feb 7, 2014 |
Not for the youngsters. Good. Interesting. Of literary merit. Sexy and provocative. But very, very adult. NC-17. Just FYI. ( )
  piccoline | Feb 5, 2014 |
Porn and fun in equal measures here. Moore reinterprets the stories of Alice (from Wonderland), Dorothy (from Oz) and Wendy (from Neverland) as the fevered dreams of adolescent girls. But first he brings the three together in the last halcyon days before WWI, drops them in a hotel together, and has them fall in serious lust with one another. The re-imaginings of the original stories are very clever, very salacious, and seriously twisted. The add-on bits with no reference to the originals are not as interesting.

I think that if you prefer your girlish icons unsullied, you'd best stay as far away from this as possible. On the other hand, if Shel Silverstein's song "Polly in a porny with a pony" makes you giggle madly, you might want to pick this up.

Includes most every taboo sexual act you can think of, and some you can't.

My quibble is with the drawings- the women aren't consistently shaped, nor are their faces the same from panel to panel. Odd little lumps grow out of their sides and then disappear, proportions seem... off somehow. Perhaps it's intentional, to add to the dreamlike feeling. I don't read a lot of graphic-novel porn, so I don't know what the conventions are.

I thought it was fun, and the ending managed to be poignant and lovely, and that surprised me too. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
We get it, Alan. You're a total radical. WooOOOoooOOOoooOO. I'm not shocked by this book, I'm just sortof bored by it.

In case you don't know what this is: it's kiddie porn featuring lesbian sex between Alice (of Wonderland) and Dorothy (of Oz). See?! You were surprised, consternated and a little curious, right? That's what Moore wants you to feel! That's why he did it! He's just fucking with you. You know who writes lesbian sex scenes between Alice and Dorothy? Ninth grade boys. Because ninth grade boys are lame. ( )
  AlCracka | Apr 2, 2013 |
I'm all about sex-positive writings for women. I'm all in favor of giving porn to women, that it's not all male-fantasy male-centric images. In that regard, I enjoyed Lost Girls, though the art--particularly the coloring--didn't really do it for me. I like what Moore is doing with gender roles and female empowerment--it's okay to be a woman and like sex--and I can even see his ham-fisted points about how fantasy is perfectly okay. He has some good messages in here, even if he's not subtle about expressing them.

Where the book lost me, though, was its lack of a plot through the first book, the lack of a coherent ending, and the insistence that the only way to get comfortable with one's sexuality is All Orgy All The Time. As a storytelling experiment (giving another side to these established characters), it's been done so many times before, albeit never in such filthy ways.

It's hard to review this book in any context other than good porn vs crappy porn, good messages vs bad. I agree with many of the points he's making, however clumsily he's making them, but he leaves little room for non-fetishized, positive sexuality, and the "Lost Girls" of the title seem more an excuse to insert one more fetish (beloved childhood characters) than a necessary element to the story. ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 29, 2013 |
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So "Lost Girls" is shocking, it's lovely, it's ambitious, it's grandly clever -- but is it any good? Yes: It's very, very good, if flawed. Parts of it are some of the most extraordinary stuff Alan Moore has ever written; parts of it made me want to tear my own eyes out. (Some of them are the same parts.)
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It’s a trifle, an aberration in the market to have such forgettable erotica bound in such an upscale presentation. It’s meant to be life-affirming, but the compulsion to find sex behind every element of these classic children’s stories strikes me as sad and old-fashioned, like a randy elder uncle who isn’t getting enough.

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An graphic novel that adapts "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," "Peter Pan and Wendy," and "The Wizard of Oz," and depicts the sexual exploits of Alice, Dorothy, and Wendy after the three ladies meet at a Swiss hotel in the 1910s.

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