The Last Temptation

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Thursday, May 26, 2005
by Neil Gaiman #16

I picked this up browsing the comic/graphic novel section at the library. It had Neil Gaiman's name on it, I hadn't read it, and really - that's enough for me. I'll be honest - it's been sitting around for a long time. I've renewed it over and over because I never got around to reading it. Until now. I should have known something was up when I flipped through and thought "hey, that looks like Alice Cooper." I should have further known something was up when the whole introduction was basically Neil Gaiman saying (paraphrase)...."soooo, yeah. how did this get back in print? enjoy the art, but please don't hold the story against me as I had to co-write it with Alice Cooper." And he's right. The story is slight and predictable. Like Alice Cooper was watching some Twilight Zone and said, "hey, you know what would be fiendish and awesome? if I was a demonic theater guy and hassle this kid into joining my circus of the damned! yeah!" If you are an Alice Cooper completeist, you will probably need to read this book. If you are a Neil Gaiman completist - at least it is short. Anyway - I don't resent the time it took to read this (very little), but I won't be adding it to my list of things I must own.
1 comment on "The Last Temptation"
  1. You know, I'm really proud of you. While I know it must be incredibly tempting to add to your Alice Cooper collection, I think you did the write thing. Save the money for your Journey/Steve Perry shrine. It would be a shame to divert funds to a new project when it is so close to completion! Tee hee.


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