Warren Ellis

You don’t know ”From Hell.” You might have seen the film, but you don’t know the book. And I’m not here to tell you, ”Oh my God, the movie has ruined my favorite book.” The film does a heroic job of emulating Eddie Campbell’s imagery and using as much of Alan Moore’s writing as it can. But it’s not the book. It can’t be. The book is more than 500 pages long, and astonishingly rich with information, drama, and vision. It’s an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century.

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