Killing and Dying

Killing and Dying

Six Stories

Book - 2015
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A showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics.
Publisher: [Montreal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2015
Edition: First hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781770462090
1770462090
Branch Call Number: GN 741.5973 T595K
Characteristics: 121 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Killing and dying : 6 stories

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AL_ZOEY Jun 05, 2017

I neither liked or disliked this graphic novel. I was a quick read, and some of the framing was different/cool.

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jannylegs
Jul 13, 2016

Unique format--graphic short stories! Good stuff.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 09, 2016

I really like Adrian Tomine's clean, precise art style, which has graced the covers of a number of "New Yorkers." His latest collection is six stories that are more like sketches: a woman mistaken for a porn star, a middle aged man who finds a new hobbie, a girl trying to be a stand up comedian, and so forth. I liked them without really connecting with an of them. "Translated, from the Japanese" is the best graphically.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 05, 2016

Tomine's art is fantastic. Each story is presented in a different style, a different set of colors, and a different perspective. I'd never before considered that graphic novelists could have such a range of storytelling options. As a fellow writer, I can't help but marvel at a motif that is as carefully selected for each piece as point-of-view, narrative style, and characterization are mulled over by more traditional writers.

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mclarjh
Apr 03, 2016

The type is very small and hard to read. Illustrations are precise and neat. Strange topics though.

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Lirael
Nov 23, 2015

This collection of graphic short stories is complex, densely packed, and moving, definitely about adult concerns. His drawings and spare text communicate the emotions - empathy, revulsion, frustration, love, and anger – and varying socioeconomic circumstances his characters are dealing with, just like real life.

LPL_EliH Nov 20, 2015

Tomine presents humanity as a vast spectrum of flaws and beauty. The stories have a degree of unusualness that make them feel all-the-more potently real. An incredible work of art, it pushes the storytelling bounds of literary graphic novels. This book is special.

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