Alan Moore Finds Publisher For His Million word Novel
6 years in the writing, Alan Moore has finally finished his door step of a second novel, 'Jerusalem'. Weighing in at 1,000,000 words long (roughly double the length of War & Peace), Moore has promised he'll give the thing a bit of an edit before it sees publication, although anyone expecting something they can slip in a tote is going to be disapppointed.
“I have doubted that people will even be able to pick it up." Moore told the New Statesman back in 2001, "I’m not averse to some kind of ebook, eventually – as long as I get my huge, cripplingly heavy book to put on my shelf and gloat over, I’ll be happy.”
After some speculation that the book was yet to find a publisher willing to take a punt on a novel that includes chapters that the author himself has described as "completely incomprehensible", Moore's daughter Leah has taken to facebook to announce that "it will be published by Knockabout who co-publish all of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Books.They are also dealing with foreign publishers too, for the foreign publishing rights." More info will most likely come through the fairly well maintained Alan Moore facebook as and when it becomes available.