Alan Moore’s take on Lovecraft: ‘Providence’
Years ago I first read Alan Moore’s early work, and I recall the visionary intensity of it, the structural and narrative ingenuity. Miracleman, Swamp Thing, V of Vendetta, Watchmen — I’m a big fan of these. His later work, for me, lacked the same vitality, and somewhere along the way I stopped reading him. For me, this fell somewhere in between the two eras. It’s, so far, pretty standard Lovecraftian stuff: a journalist who is led on a trail into the occult secrets of New England, hidden books and so on. There are some nice reversals and surprises too. All in all, I enjoyed it a lot, though I’m not sure it’s particularly original. Still, it’s well done.
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