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¡Por fin llega la "novella" más famosa del rey de las novelas gráficas Alan Moore (La cosa del pantano, La liga de los caballeros extraordinarios)! ¿Qué pagarías por conocer el secreto de los lagartos? En este relato, que presenta la historia de una joven prostituta que ha cometido un terrible sacrificio, y es capaz de ver y oír, pero no de hablar o moverse, para conseguir¡Por fin llega la "novella" más famosa del rey de las novelas gráficas Alan Moore (La cosa del pantano, La liga de los caballeros extraordinarios)! ¿Qué pagarías por conocer el secreto de los lagartos? En este relato, que presenta la historia de una joven prostituta que ha cometido un terrible sacrificio, y es capaz de ver y oír, pero no de hablar o moverse, para conseguir un poder sin parangón. Som Som deberá resolver un terrible dilema para conseguir usar sus habilidades, ¿pero vale la pena?...

Title : El lagarto hipotético
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ISBN : 9788467452150
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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El lagarto hipotético Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    2019-02-14 01:12

    This graphic novel adapts a World Fantasy Award novella, Hypothetical Lizard about Som-Som, a young prostitute working in a brothel frequented by wizards. It’s adapted by Antony Johnson and illustrated in black and white by Lorenzo Lorente and Sebastian Fiumara and this volume also contains the original story, which I read to help me clarify what is going on, because it’s opaque, ethereal, mysterious, all that. It’s fantasy with some real darkness in it. And magic, and a kind of Faustian bargain for knowledge. And sexuality, some dark eroticism. The brothel is frequented by wizards, and Som-Som has particular interest in what wizards know, so she is willing to exchange things for this knowledge. She gives up her ability to speak and act (through cosmetic and brain surgery) in exchange for an ability to know such secrets. She can still see and hear. She wears a porcelain mask on half of her face, so there’s a yin/yang or comedy/tragedy dramatic effect. Som-Som is also fascinated/horrified by one tale of psychological domination she is aware of, acts of revenge on her friend Rawra Chin by Chin’s lover. In order to have her lover, Rawra gives up certain things which she is willing to do. A psychological bargain, which becomes the focus of the story even as it becomes abusive. I’ve read it now a couple times and I am surprised I had never heard of it before. Probably because I mainly know Moore’s graphic work and this is never mentioned as among the best. But I think its award-winning reputation as a fantasy story is well-deserved. And as a graphic adaptation, it fits the tone of the story. It’s both a little horrifying and quite haunting, finally, a tale of domination and what you may be willing to give up for love/knowledge, something we see in both Som-Som and Rawra. I think it’s really great work, overall, fascinating and mysterious.

  • Aditya Mallya
    2019-01-18 18:17

    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 you read it.)If you think all that seems like a lot to accomplish in a graphic novella adapted from a short story, you probably did not read the name of the author. Alan Moore's writing is so hypnotically brilliant that it threatens to render the art unnecessary, but Lorenzo Lorente's beautiful and ghostly pencil-work acts a sieve that crystallizes the exquisite prose.And how can you resist a title as good as that?

  • Mel
    2019-01-29 22:12

    As much as I like Alan Moore's comics I really do love his prose. So I bought this as it was a short story, and included the story as well as a comic adaptation of the story. I read the story first and really loved it. It was a depressing story about your sense of self, freedom, choice and had a transgender main character. The prose was lovely and created this wonderful vivid world and people. The comic I thought would never be able to hold up to the way I imagined it and it didn't. It cut out bits and the Rawra Chin was not nearly beautiful enough. That said I really did like the story and would definitely recommend it.

  • Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
    2019-01-24 01:23

    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 limited in imagination. But it works.

  • Jordi de Paco
    2019-02-16 00:18

    La cantidad y la calidad de imágenes mentales que Alan Moore consigue provocar es fantástica. Hasta ahora solo había leído comics suyos, pero me ha gustado mucho más como novelista.Eso sí, el que haya ilustrado la portada de la edición de Planeta, y el que haya escrito la sinopsis al reverso no se han leído el libro. Nada que ver con lo que hay escrito.

  • Hannah Givens
    2019-02-09 22:32

    07/17/11Reread 4/20/15: Not as traumatic as the first time I read it, since I knew what was coming this time. It's still horrifically fascinating, and I would kill to get more stories in this world.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-08 19:25

    I read it cover to cover in the dead of night when I should very much have been asleep. When I first put it down I thought, 'wow I did NOT like that one!'. And then I thought 'but why, what's not to like?' And then I realized that I found myself doubly attracted and disgusted by much the same elements of the story. And then I thought on it and thought 'that that was a pretty good feat, which shud come around more often'. This is good horror.I quite liked the little conundrum that wraps around the story. And I think that I think that More's amalgamation of so many genres (mystery, horror, drama, tragedy and fantasy) was quite smashingly done, all while nodding to one of my fav horror novellas of all time.And all is well that ends well, I always say....and this one quite does. Well, to my mind anyway.Final verdict: this one is pretty fun

  • Jamie Sigal
    2019-01-19 18:32

    What a wonderful and strange little story of love and revenge, identity and perception, individuality and duality, told in a way that only Alan Moore would think to tell it. I'm left with a feeling of beautiful loss.

  • Dony Grayman
    2019-02-08 18:34

    Adaptación literaria de uno de los pedos místicos más experimentales de Moore.Claramente apuntado a completistas multimedia.

  • Lorena Armenta
    2019-01-23 00:26

    No entendí el final

  • Ed Moore
    2019-02-06 19:20

    Som Som is a prostitute permanently silenced by some sort of old school corpus callosotomy and half of a silver face mask to block one side of her face from speaking or seeing stuff. That is the best I can reduce her medical condition to and I am not sure why exactly this keeps her from talking coherently but my neurology sucks and it doesn't bog the story down. Anyway she works in a brothel frequented by wizards and one guy who has learned some wizardly ways seduces an ex flame with the intent of malicious revenge.All Som Som can do is watch aghast as the guy engages in a horrific guilt trip on his ex and manipulates her into committing suicide.Very strange to see a revenge tale told from this vantage point. Also quite a few revenge plots (The Revenant, Nevada Smith) usually have some "burn out" element at the end where someone points out that it's not worth it . . blah blah. . .but not with this story. It is honestly a little horrific but fascinating.

  • Richard
    2019-01-29 21:24

    As an interlude, it was okay to read. As a little vignette it's farly interesting. But it should not be sold alone (they actually give it to you twice - more on this in a moment) as it is way too short and inconsequential. It is an interesting short story at best.It IS a complete graphic story. Moore originally wrote this as a standard text-only story. In this volume it has been turned into a graphic novel. What you have is the complete story in graphics, which is too short for even a graphic novel, so it is follwed by the complete original text, so actually you get the same story twice.I've read Moore (V, Promethea, Swamp Thing, League of EG, Watchemn), and i would ahve been disappointed if this had been longer.In my opinion, for fans only, and even then, get it from the library

  • Artur Coelho
    2019-01-28 17:33

    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 história de amor esmagado entre dois homens, ambos elementos do bordel, ambos com talento teatral. Um abandona o outro e anos depois, já famoso, regressa para recuperar o seu amor. Mas acontece o imprevisível. O amante esquecido urde uma impiedosa teia que obriga aquele que regressou a trocar de papel consigo, elegante vingança sórdida pelo extremo sofrimento do coração.

  • Reena
    2019-02-01 20:32

    Es un cuento corto sobre una niña, Som Som, que es vendida como futura prostituta a la Casa sin Relojes. Como sus clientes son hechiceros ella es diversas maneras a cual mas bizarra. Eso hace que se convierta en confidente de otras habitantes de la casa, especialmente de Rawra Chin. Es un poco paja mental y en general no me ha convencido, pero se deja leer.

  • John
    2019-02-14 01:16

    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 the effects of abuse. A masterwork on every level.

  • Matt Kelland
    2019-02-03 00:39

    One of the finest things Moore has written. Beautiful prose, unforgettable characters, and a haunting, captivating fantasy story. It's like Clark Ashton Smith and Jack Vance got together to write (very) soft porn. If you like Kushiel's Dart but with a more literary style, you'll like this.

  • Mattias Elftorp
    2019-01-18 23:32

    Amazing! I think this is one of Moore's best works (together with lots of others, of course). I won't spoil anything by trying to describe it or what I liked about it, so I'll just say it again: Amazing!

  • Clark
    2019-01-19 23:28

    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.

  • Neven
    2019-01-19 01:31

    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.

  • Rene
    2019-02-01 20:26

    Amazing. Reads like an O. Henry story.

  • Jenna M
    2019-02-10 20:35

    clever and disturbing, like much of his work

  • Juan
    2019-01-23 21:33

    El relato se desarrolla en una forma entretenida, pero al final queda el sabor de que no paso nada...

  • Midas68
    2019-01-21 19:37

    5 Stars for the Prose story. Winner of the World Fantasy Award and just plain Fantastic!!!!!I have not read the comic.

  • Elh R'
    2019-01-26 18:25

    A surrealistic erotic drama. Adorable characters. Dreaming atmosphere. Simply Perfect.

  • Samuel Miravet Verde
    2019-02-17 00:34

    Raro, real, introspectivo y fascinante relato.