This is a cross post (with added comments!) from goodreads. I added Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie to my read and graphic novel bookshelves, and gave it 3 of 5 stars. Below you will find my review. I warn where the spoilers start.
To start with, the 3 stars doesn’t mean that I’d recommend it right away. It’s more like 2 1/2, but opted for 3 because I’m still mostly undecided on this. I read my friend’s copy of the complete collection while house sitting, and I don’t regret it, but I’m not convinced I need my own copy.
Secondly, it’s a pornographic re-interpretation of the characters Wendy Darling, Alice, and Dorothy, and their stories, Peter Pan, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz. And when I say pornographic, I mean explicit, nothing left to the imagination, porn from almost the first page. It’s important to know before you pick it up, because it may not be for you simply on that count.
Alice is an older, lesbian woman who meets Dorothy, who is visiting Europe from Kansas for vague reasons, and Wendy, whose husband is on assignment for work, in an expensive hotel in Austria on the eve of the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand. They each share their initial experiences with sex and draw their own conclusions on how that’s impacting their life at the time of the comic. They generally share these stories over the course of the graphic novel as they are in some sort of sex act – take your pick. As a warning – there are spoilers after this. Continue reading Lost Girls