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Book Title: Horn! The Collected Reviews|
The author of the book: Kevin Thomas
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 898 KB
Edition: OR Books
Date of issue: May 2014
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Read full description of the books Horn! The Collected Reviews:Most reviewers take thousands of words to do what Kevin Thomas does in nine exquisitely detailed black-and-white panels. Using his captivating illustrations and no more than a handful of words, week by week Thomas decrypts some of the most intriguing books of our day for readers of The Rumpus: now seventy-five of his favorites are collected in one volume.
Fiction and non-fiction, cutting-edge and popular books; the one quality these works have in common is that they’ve attracted Thomas’ remarkably perceptive gaze and pen. This is a paean to reading by a thoroughly unjaded, committed amateur of the art, seriously appreciative of each book’s unique attributes. The works he selects are ones he admires: and he excels at conveying the excitement and respect they inspire in him. What a list he’s compiled: Jonathan Lethem, Jim Shepard, Rachel Kushner, Renata Adler, Georges Perec, David Graeber, Julian Assange, George Saunders, Hilton Als, Oliver Sacks, Cheryl Strayed, Dennis Cooper and Jennifer Egan are just a few of the authors whose work is here brilliantly distilled.
Visual haikus closer to meditative poetry than traditional criticism, Thomas’ unforgettable, evocative drawings often manage to encapsulate the essence of a book far better than a 2,000 word essay in our leading journals. Take a look for yourself.
Read information about the authorKevin Thomas was born in Southern California and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. His comic strip Horn! Reviews appears fortnightly on The Rumpus. His first book, a collection of the first three years of these strips, is forthcoming from OR Books. He lives and reads in western Washington.
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