A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Fantasy fiction for a new generation, with not a trace of dragons or elves, this opening volume in a trilogy by an acclaimed British artist truly confounds the imagination and delights. Previously privately-printed, it was discovered by Watchman and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen creator Alan Moore and comes lauded by Terry Gilliam and many others. Set in historical Africa, this unclassifiable hotch potch of influences and innovations is a crazy surrealist jumble that never fails to amaze led by hunter Tsungali and the Cyclops, Ishmael amongst a striking soul sucking forest. With the real life figures of eccentric French writer Raymond Roussel and Victorian photographer Eadweard Muybridge involved in the spiderweb of interlocking stories and plots, this sprawling garden of delights is complex, poetic and holds a surprise on every page. A revelation. ~ Maxim Jakubowski