Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Night Of The Extraordinary Gentlemen!

This second volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a much more compelling read than the first. Freed of the need to introduce our cast, this one can leap to the events which motivate their involvement, and as it turns out bring about their destruction.

I'm a big War of the Worlds fan and my re-reading of the TLoEG this time was prompted by the way they blend the classic Wells material in with that of Burroughs,  Lewis and others. The Martian threat is a compelling backdrop for all manner of heroics and we see them fully on display in this crackerjack adventure.

The League ends as quickly as it emerged, and that's fitting given the monstrous nature of its membership.

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  1. That opening installment set on Mars is amazing. It's action-packed and appealing. My first thought when finishing it was "WOW! I wish there was a whole series of just Mars!" It sets the stage wonderfully for the rest of the story. The second volume is definitely my favorite out of the entire LoEG saga.

    1. I agree, it's downright pulse-pounding which isn't the League's normal state. This whole storyline really builds to a satisfying end.

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