Tales from Outer Suburbia
Publish date: October 28th 2008
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Picture Books
, Short Stories
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Thanks to Jen Campbell over on BookTube I was turned onto the magic that is Shaun Tan. Thus far, I've only read one of his books but I already know I'm going to have to READ ALL THE THINGS. (Note: I've just picked up two more and put another one on hold.) Until that day, however, here's a review of ...
This book is a bit of a difficult one for me to review. I felt deeply connected to many of the short stories within, some reminding me a lot of my own experiences. I loved the art and a lot of the subtle messages in it portraying to the reader. I think Shaun Tan did an absolutely fantastic job in wr...
A strange and bizarre collection of stories about a suburbia. This is apparently marketed towards children, however I wouldn't recommend it for that age group. I think this would be better for teens/young adults. The stories were more miss than hit. Some were really good and I enjoyed them, others w...
Beautiful, weird, lovely little stories of a somewhat off-kilter suburbia, with exquisit illustrations. Really, I can't get enough of Tan. Whether this is a children's book is debatable, but a certain kind of child, and adult, will like it very much. "Broken Toys" is my favorite, a tiny netsuke of a...
Gorgeous, fantastic surrealism. You know, for kids!