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Asterios Polyp - David Mazzucchelli
Asterios Polyp
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The triumphant return of one of comics’ greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man’s search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait. Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and... show more
The triumphant return of one of comics’ greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man’s search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait. Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames. In a tenacious daze, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this “escape” really about? As the story unfolds, moving between the present and the past, we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character, and how he’s gotten to where he is. And isn’t. And we meet Hana: a sweet, smart, first-generation Japanese American artist with whom he had made a blissful life. But now she’s gone. Did Asterios do something to drive her away? What has happened to her? Is she even alive? All the questions will be answered, eventually.In the meantime, we are enthralled by Mazzucchelli’s extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics, sharply observed social mores, and deftly depicted asides on everything from design theory to the nature of human perception.Asterios Polyp is David Mazzucchelli’s masterpiece: a great American graphic novel.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307377326 (0307377326)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
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Something clever I'll change later
Something clever I'll change later rated it
4.0
Absolutely loved it, but the ending lost it a 5 star rating.
Pustu aprende a leer
Pustu aprende a leer rated it
5.0
Ohhhh toda una montaña rusa con esta gran novela. No se ni por donde empezar. Estoy sin palabras. Leanlo y lo comentamos.
narfna
narfna rated it
4.0 Asterios Polyp
I feel like this is a book I would like better if I was on acid. Very trippy and oddly moving. The ending is like . . . WHAT.
Reading Robyn
Reading Robyn rated it
Asterios Polyp is a graphic novel that takes imaginative originality to a new high within the mundane life of a struggling, fifty year old architecture professor.It's difficult to express just what it is exactly that makes this book work so well. David Mazzucchelli has an undeniable way with words a...
Hazard
Hazard rated it
Asterios Polyp ist ein höchst interessanter Graphic Novel, sowohl was die Zeichnungen hinsichtlich Stil und Farbgebung betrifft als auch die Wahl der Erzählperspektive und nicht zuletzt die behandelten Themen.Beziehungen zwischen Charakteren werden durch die Farbgebung und den Stil der Bilder verdeu...
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