The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen London As the British Empire lies in mortal jeopardy a top secret initiative unites several of the most illustrious and sometimes infamous personages of the age Allan Quartermain famed explore

  • Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Author: Kevin J. Anderson James Robinson Alan Moore Kevin O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9780743476768
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    London, 1899 As the British Empire lies in mortal jeopardy, a top secret initiative unites several of the most illustrious and sometimes infamous personages of the age Allan Quartermain, famed explorer and adventurer Captain Nemo, master of the undersea submersible Nautilus Dr Henry Jekyll, and his brutish alter ego, Mr Hyde Rodney Skinner, the Invisible Man DoriLondon, 1899 As the British Empire lies in mortal jeopardy, a top secret initiative unites several of the most illustrious and sometimes infamous personages of the age Allan Quartermain, famed explorer and adventurer Captain Nemo, master of the undersea submersible Nautilus Dr Henry Jekyll, and his brutish alter ego, Mr Hyde Rodney Skinner, the Invisible Man Dorian Gray, the ageless subject of a diabolical portrait Mina Harker, surviving victim of the late Count Dracula and a scrappy American secret agent named Tom Sawyer Together, they form LXG When a criminal mastermind known only as The Fantom plots to hurl the world into war, the League must race across the globe to foil the masked madman s insidious scheme But they may not have reckoned with the traitor in their midst

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    1. Andre

      This novelization of the film of the same name was a nice little read It was an ok book, fitting if you want to relax and not think about something too much without running the risk to be infuriated by bad writing It is not a book I would say you need to read but its also not something that would be a waste of time in my eyes Actually I think it works much better than the film and while Minar Harper does not use her vampirism often it at least is used much better than I had seen in many later in [...]

    2. Dottie

      OMG were do I begin In this book the author brings many of the charectors we have read about, for example Dorian Gray, the invisable man, Sherlock Holmes, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dracula,Nemo and many A group of herions with special skills group uo to stop the Fantom from bringing the world to an end as we know it Many of our favorite charectors come back to life and take us on another great adventure.

    3. Mike

      The graphic novel by Alan Moore Watchmen was better The novelization and movie changed the story quite a bit The villains were different and the characters of Tom Sawyer and Dorian Gray were added for the movie Alan Quartermain was not the leader of the group, Mia was, and she was not a vampire in the original story.The second graphic novel has The League involved in The War of the Worlds Check it out.

    4. Paul Wells

      OK as a film novalisation, and possibly a bit better than the film, though still not as good as the original graphic novel, and to be honest it s not a great novel in its own right.But I m a sucker for stories using characters from other stories, always have liked them just wish there d been flesh on the bones to this.

    5. Mina

      This was so completely awful and terrible I can t believe I finished it Commitment to the cause is what kept me going.

    6. Dan Choquette

      I m probably against the grain of opinion here, but I liked the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie Though I would have preferred they did a accurate adaption of the graphic novel and hold out hope that someone might in the future , I liked the idea of throwing all of these characters from literature and pulp fiction together as a sort of superhero group Shortly after discovering the comic, I soon was hunting down and reading or re reading Jules Verne, H Rider Haggard, H.G Wells, Sax Rohmer [...]

    7. Dharia Scarab

      Pretty true to the movie.Since I don t normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here s the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won t be reading any from the author.3 stars This book was ok, but I won t go out of my way to read , But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I d pick it up.4 [...]

    8. Cara

      Despite what others think, I always loved the movie and so I was very excited when I found that there was a novelization of said movie I read the graphic novels first and I must say that I loved this version much than the original.It was just so much interesting with Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer and I like Skinner better than Griffin because he s not a backstabbing cowardly shit who betrays the League to Martians.The book is almost identical to the film with a few little additions some new and r [...]

    9. Clara

      After reading this, I kind of want to read the source material for the characters While this and the film are essentially the same thing, just different format, it would be nice to read the original graphic novel as well.Anyway, I digress This as a book is a short, entertaining read for those who enjoy a decent adventure novel now and then, and don t necessarily want to know the entire back story of each character to get to the action This book does a good job of giving enough character informat [...]

    10. Dark-Draco

      This is the novelisation of the recent movie Set in 1899, this tells the story of a secret agency set up to combat the elusive Fantom , who is plotting to throw the world into war The agency recruits the best Allan Quartermain, Africa adventurer Captain Nemo, Captain of the Nautilus Henry Jekell and his alter ego Mr Hyde Rodey Skinner, the Invisible Man Dorian Gray, the indestructible Mina Harker, beautiful survivor of the Dracula and Tom Sawyer, the young American secret agent But can their spe [...]

    11. Tom Lyle

      A novel, based on a film, based on a graphic novel Why not just read the graphic novel Like the atrociously bad film adaptation, this book has virtually nothing to do with the plot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen outside of certain members of the cast It has the same plotholes and the pointless additions of Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer to the main cast, but the author at least makes some effort to let the characters actually somewhat resemble their comic book counterparts, though the film [...]

    12. Vasco Ribeiro

      O livro a romancea o do gui o do filme que tive o cuidado de ver simultaneamente, mas sem legendas em Portugu s Por isso o livro foi me um precioso aux lio para perceber aquilo que n o tinha apanhado nas falas do filme.A ac o tem o ritmo do filme, consegue reproduzir as piadas da coloquialidade e, no g nero, parece me muito bom.O que achei estranho foi n o acabar da mesma forma, ou seja, o filme abre a porta a uma sequela, ao contr rio do livro em que tudo parece terminar quando os her is da Lig [...]

    13. Rex Libris

      Quite a lametastick book Highly don t recommend it The original graphic novel was a very interesting treatment of this concept Take a pack of literary characters and throw them together and battle the bad guys The novelization of the movie and I am assuming the movie itself went in the wrong direction The original cast in the graphic novels was Alan Quartermain, Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde, and the Invisible Man The movie version throws in in Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer If you wa [...]

    14. Travis

      Yes, I m one of the eight people who liked the movie I love the LoEG comic, but lets face it, Moore tends to revel in the grim and distasteful details and his Quartermain could be a bit of a wuss.This was one of the better adaptions as it fleshes out some vague weak bits in the movie and fixes a couple that seemed too short or clunky, as well as smoothing some of the hard edges of the heroes.Fun read.Basically, if you liked the movie, you ll like the book.

    15. Brian

      It followed the movie very closely, but didn t give me the depth and build up of suspense I expect from a book I know the movie was made from the graphic novel, and this book was made from the movie I ve heard good things about the graphic novel, so I m going to give that a go next.

    16. Kayleigh

      I really liked this novelization because it gives you the movie, but with details and specifics of the characters and emotions involved.

    17. April

      I haven t seen the movie, but this book reads like the action movie it is I felt like I could see the scenes taking place in front of me Takes a good writer to pull it off.

    18. Beka

      This is a book version of the movie, not vice versa So really it s just like watching the movie with a little extra insight in the character s thoughts.

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