TALES FROM THE INNER CITY is a collection of incredibly original stories, rich with feeling, strangely moving, almost numinous. And when the reader comes to the artwork, it's like walking into an amazing room, and then throwing open a curtain to see a brilliant scene that makes you understand and appreciate everything you've encountered in a deeper way. ...
|Title||:||Tales from the Inner City|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Tales from the Inner City Reviews
'Your money is meaningless to us,' said the bears. 'You grasp economics with the same clawless paws you use for fumbling justice.'...more
And, once again, the bears showed us.
There they were, God help us, the Ledgers of the Earth, written in clouds and glaciers and sediments, tallied in the colours of the sun and the moon as light passed through the millennial sap of every living thing, and we looked upon it all with dread. Ours was not the only fiscal system in the world, it turned out. And worse, our
This book is peculiar, intelligent and beautiful all in one. It consists of a number of different short tales, each from a different perspective and featuring a different animal, and issue, in each. There are absolutely stunning illustrations throughout, sometimes pages at a time - this method of showing rather than telling really worked for me - which accompany each story. Some of the illustrations are eerie, dark and telling while others are really beautiful and full of colour; the illustratio ...more
So excited to get my paws on this. The first thing I thought on finishing it was The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allensburg (and his animal centric Jumanji).
Wasn't sure to 4 or 5 this. The balance of assured and sometimes beautiful prose (and poetry) with out-of-this-world illustration sometimes works, sometimes distracts. His visuals are so complete yet mysterious on their own, I sometimes found myself niggled by the impurity of narrative forced on the illustration. The art work is ...more
This book is a real treasure! Goodreads should allow assigning 6 stars from time to time, like once a month or something.
Tales from the City gives you the full package. However, unlike previous graphic novels by Shaun Tan, this one focuses more on the writing. One still gets to enjoy the magical illustrations, each an art piece complete in its own right, but this time around they are accompanied by beautiful, 2-3-page stories and poems. Stories from the inner city. All telling us, as well as as ...more