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Violent Cases - Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman
Violent Cases
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An exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, Violent Cases marks the beginning of the astonishing and award-winning collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and the artist Dave McKean, offered in its first Dark Horse edition, in softcover format with cover flaps. Set... show more
An exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, Violent Cases marks the beginning of the astonishing and award-winning collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and the artist Dave McKean, offered in its first Dark Horse edition, in softcover format with cover flaps. Set only in the memory of its author, this brillant short story meanders through levels of recollection surrounding a childhood injury. After dislocating his arm, a young boy is taken to see a doctor - an aged osteopath who was once the doctor of legendary gangster Al Capone. Through studied observations and painstaking attempts at truthful recall, the author reconstructs his tattered memories of the events surrounding his meeting with the doctor, and delves into the psychological complexities that emerged from the doctor's bizarre tales of Capone's life of crime. Gorgeously illustrated in mixed media by Dave McKean, Violent Cases is a sensuous and thought-provoking meditation on our memories.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781569717998 (1569717990)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
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bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it
4.0 Violent Cases
In Violent Cases, Gaiman and McKean explore the flawed nature of memory. The narrator attempts to recall his childhood visits with an osteopath, but these reflections bring him no closer to discovering the "true" version of the events in question. Instead, the memories remain skewed by time and subj...
wjmcomposer
wjmcomposer rated it
2.0 Violent Cases: Words & Pictures
Well, it's a very short graphic novel, and it's in the classic style of Gaiman (the term so often used seems so fitting: "Lyric").The story is that of a story and the telling of stories itself. I think the problem for me is one of my looking (hoping) for something that the book never wants or intend...
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