• Luda

  • A Novel
  • By: Grant Morrison
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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By: Grant Morrison
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Publisher's Summary

A drag queen initiates her protégée into the magical arts in this phantasmagoric epic, the first novel from the legendary comics writer and New York Times bestselling author.

“Grant Morrison is a modern mythmaker.”—Alex Segura, bestselling author of Secret Identity

Luci LaBang is a star: For decades this flamboyant drag artist has cast a spell over screen and stage. Now she’s the leading lady in a smash hit musical. But as time takes its toll, Luci fears her star is beginning to dim.

When Luci’s co-star meets with a mysterious accident, a new ingenue shimmers onto the scene: Luda, whose fantastical beauty and sinister charm infatuate Luci immediately . . . and who bears a striking resemblance to Luci herself at a much younger age.

Luda begs Luci to share the secrets of her stardom and to reveal the hidden tricks of her trade. For Luci LaBang is a mistress of the Glamour, a mysterious discipline that draws on sex, drugs, and the occult for its trancelike, transformative effects.

But as Luci tutors her young protégée, their fellow actors and crew members begin meeting with untimely ends. Now Luci wonders if Luda has mastered the Glamour all too well . . . and exploited it to achieve her dark ambitions.

What follows is an intoxicating descent into the demimonde of Gasglow, a fantastical city of dreams, and into the nightmarish heart of Luda herself: a femme fatale, a phenomenon, a monster, and, perhaps, the brightest star of them all.

©2022 Ballantine (P)2022 Random House Audio

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wow what an incredible narrator!

Now I understand why Vikas Adam is one of the greats! I don't think I would have appreciated this as much without him inhabiting the many characters (and it works even better with the complex layer of narrative). Grant Morrison loves language and it's perfect to hear the vocabulary and alliteration being spun out so gorgeously. Bravo!

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Vikas Adam is a one man ensemble cast. The world is a stage and we're in one big drag show.

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