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Greek Street: Blood Calls for Blood by Peter Milligan and Davide Gianfelice.

Greek Street

Title: Greek Street: Blood Calls for Blood.
Author: Peter Milligan.
Artist: Davide Gianfelice.
Genre: Graphic novel, fiction, fantasy, mythology, crime.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: March 2010.
Summary: Re-imagining of the brutal and visceral tragedies that graced the Theater of Dionysus in Ancient Greece - an updating of many of the famous Greek dramas (Oedipus Rex, The Orestia, etc) and epic poems (Iliad, Odyssey) into a gritty modern day London. Runaway Eddie unknowingly sleeps with his own mother and then accidentally kills her. He's seeks shelter on London's Greek Street - a seedy neighborhood filled with strip joints, dive bars, gangsters and all form of vice. From there he meets a young girl Sandy, cursed with visionary powers that no one believes is real.

My rating: 8/10


♥ "Oh, but I've seen you. Or someone like you. I've been doing this dance for thousands of years. This is the old dance. This is the old story. You see, those old stories aren't through with us. No matter how many different names or masks we might wear, they're just not finished with us yet.

I'm talking about recurrences. What you might call eternal recurrences. Running through the generations like... like blood. We think our science means we're different or better than we used to be. We think we're actually making progress. Every new Darfur reveals just how little we really change. Medea and Agamemnon are still playing at the temple of Dionysus. It's standing room only. Now back off before I break your hand. I got to get back on stage. Another performance is about to begin."
Tags: 2010s, 21st century - fiction, american - fiction, crime, fantasy, fiction, graphic novels, mythology (fiction - myths retold), mythology (fiction), series
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