In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap tower blocks. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district's narrative, among its saints, kings, prostitutes and derelicts, a different kind of human time is happening.
Through the labyrinthine streets and minutes of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty, of Africa, hymns and our threadbare millennium.
©2016 Alan Moore (P)2016 Recorded Books Inc
"Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter." (Down the Tubes)
Praise for the author: "His sci-fi detective masterpiece Watchmen made him (Alan Moore) the comic industry's de facto leader back in 1986." (The Guardian)
The best book I've ever heard. This is as huge an undertaking as Lord of the Rings, but instead of orks and elves, this is full of modern day where's & wartime Borough women. Not a single wasted word in it. My filler. Just poetry and magic.
Fascinating, Mundane, Exciting, Boring, Erotic, Stomach Churning, Beautiful, Ugly, Wonderful, Ridiculous, Explains everything and is yet unfathomable. Is far too long and not nearly long enough. Everyone should read this.
Northampton as Axis Mundi. Such a pleasure to read a dark working class history enmeshed in the complexities of spirit, global politics and madness. If you enjoy Thomas Pynchon you'll love this.
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