Alan Moore's Hypothetical Lizard

Finally collected, here is one of Alan Moore's greatest works and his most critically acclaimed novella of all time, painstakingly adapted to comic books. Moore's frequent collaborator Antony Johnston has carefully preserved the story as it is presented in sequential form with stunning grey-painted art by sensations Lorenzo Lorente and Sebastian Fiumara. What would you pay to learn the innermost secrets of wizards? Young prostitute Som Som has made the ultimate sacrifice; literally sworn to secrecy by cosmetic surgery, the two halves of Som Som's brain have been severed, leaving her able to hear and see... but not speak or act. Now Som Som's unique attributes will put her firmly in the center of an impossible dilemma, as an old friend return to The House Without Clocks, and a deadly game of domination begins... This collected volume contains the entire four issue series, the full text of the original story, and both artist's original design sketches. Also available in a limited hardcover edition (978-1-5929-1039-7)

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By Aditya (Hyderabad, India) · ★★★★★ · May 18, 2013
This is an incredible work. I find that even to try and describe what 'A Hypothetical Lizard' is about puts me under significant introspective strain. It is a mirror-maze of love, sex, betrayal, identity, magic and fantasy packaged in a copper ball of existentialism. (You'll know what I mean when... ...more
By Jayaprakash (Bangalore, India) · ★★★☆☆ · November 20, 2013
It would have been perfectly possible not to set this story in a brothel. Moore's becoming a bit like Frank Miller, eh wot?

Corpos callosum righty ho.

Amazing concepts, stunning metaphors, twisted love story.

Basically a short story set to images. The art is functional, somewhat stylish, a bit lim... ...more
By Artur (Lisboa, Portugal) · ★★★☆☆ · September 02, 2012
Uma história impiedosa. Moore monta cuidadosamente o palco com a sua caracterização de uma rapariga cujo cérebro foi separado para poder corresponder aos desejos de feiticeiros poderosos que frequentam o mais exótico bordel de uma cidade fantástica. Mas a história não lhe pertence. Antes, é uma h... ...more
By Juan (Medellín, 02, Colombia) · ★★★☆☆ · August 13, 2014
El relato se desarrolla en una forma entretenida, pero al final queda el sabor de que no paso nada... ...more
By Samuel (Valencia, Spain) · ★★★★☆ · January 06, 2015
Raro, real, introspectivo y fascinante relato. ...more
By Neven (Portland, OR) · ★★★☆☆ · April 15, 2014
While the prose here is often beautiful, and the imagery hinted at is tantalizing, I must admit that in the end, I just plain didn't get the story. Maybe I'm just a dummy. ...more
By John (Wiscasset, ME) · ★★★★★ · January 14, 2010
More Alan Moore fans should know about this book. Sure, it's scripted by Antony Johnson (based on the original novella), but every word is Moore's, and what words they are. This is a haunting, horrifying, powerful story about loss, identity, transformation, truth, sexuality, mystery, magic and th... ...more
By Clark (Millersburg, PA) · ★★★★☆ · September 09, 2013
A very satisfying read. Moore in a Gene Wolfe vein telling a story of brutal love and quantum emotional domination. A beautiful, terrible, strange story presented in its original novella form and in graphic adaptation. Both resonant. Both haunting. Not a long read, but one of quality. ...more
By Midas68 (Richardson, TX) · ★★★★★ · December 16, 2009
5 Stars for the Prose story. Winner of the World Fantasy Award and just plain Fantastic!!!!!

I have not read the comic. ...more
By Elh R' · ★★★★★ · September 04, 2013
A surrealistic erotic drama. Adorable characters. Dreaming atmosphere. Simply Perfect. ...more