Marble Season

Marble Season

Book - 2013
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Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2013
Edition: 1st hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781770460867
1770460861
Branch Call Number: HERNANDEZ GRAPHIC NOVEL COLL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm

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mclarjh
Apr 06, 2016

Great drawings, but stories are unimpressive compared to the "Palomar" series; for adolescents, perhaps.

leah_p Jul 22, 2014

Like a movie without a soundtrack, this episodic, conveyor-like microcosm of childhood plods along a loosely defined narrative of unrelated events and convention, like childhood and life thereafter. The black and white art style is nuanced but simple with good use of negative space and composition. Some readers may complain about the lack of a discernible plot, but this honest reflection of the adventures, inventions, boredom, friends, enemies, lies and mysteries of being a kid is what lend the work authenticity and the power to awaken long dormant nostalgic memories in all kinds of readers, not just those that share the semi-autobiographical time and place of '60s California. 'Slice of life' works can leave you wondering 'Ok, that was good but did anything actually happen?' - this is one of those. I can appreciate the captured moments but it just doesn't hold one's attention.

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