I'm not surprised it's popular. It hits like a warhead, one of those pieces of fiction that upon subsequent readings you can't capture the way you felt about it the first time. Novelty becomes an asset for things like this, I think (and that may also apply to From Hell and Jack The Ripper too: the novelty of a media-fueled celebrity killer aiding it's legend).
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
From Classfellow Clinton Hallahan, this gonzo comment after recently first reading Will Eisner's Contract With God: