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Novel about a novelist named Quinn who's mistaken for a detective named Paul Auster and loses his mind and identity in the course of a meaningless case


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Novel about a novelist named Quinn who's mistaken for a detective named Paul Auster and loses his mind and identity in the course of a meaningless case

59 review for City of Glass: The Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Kelsey

    Such a great adaptation of the Paul Auster novel. In the original City of Glass, the labyrinthine feel of the story was created through Auster's prose. In this adaptation, it's illustrated through beautifully creative visuals. It made me want to read Auster's book again, just to experience it through a new interpretive lens.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Orsodimondo

    ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY Credo che fosse il 1991, l’anno in cui ho incontrato Paul Auster per la prima volta: La musica del caso. E fu subito amore. Amore grande: c’erano in Auster umori che in letteratura mi sembravano insoliti, fuori, e oltre, che all’epoca percepivo solo nel cinema (non per niente l’esperienza cinematografica di Auster è sostanziosa e fortunata). Città di vetro era introvabile, così come la raccolta completa, la Trilogia di New York: fuori catalogo, e le biblio ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY Credo che fosse il 1991, l’anno in cui ho incontrato Paul Auster per la prima volta: La musica del caso. E fu subito amore. Amore grande: c’erano in Auster umori che in letteratura mi sembravano insoliti, fuori, e oltre, che all’epoca percepivo solo nel cinema (non per niente l’esperienza cinematografica di Auster è sostanziosa e fortunata). Città di vetro era introvabile, così come la raccolta completa, la Trilogia di New York: fuori catalogo, e le biblioteche a Roma funzionavano ancora per modo di dire (nel senso che non funzionavano affatto). Ci volle del tempo per metterci le mani sopra, dovetti aspettare la ristampa. L’amore è continuato per qualche anno, ho letto di suo tutto quello che veniva tradotto (un po’ troppo tosto in originale per me). Poi, l’amore è finito: si sa, le storie iniziano e finiscono, solo poche durano per sempre, uno di noi due s’era stancato, forse entrambi, uno di noi due era cambiato, ma non lui: a me sembrava che si ripetesse oltre la mia sopportazione, che giocasse troppo a fare il Paul Auster, indugiasse nei suoi tic, ormai cliché - lui voleva che io gli fossi fedele oltre le mie consuetudini. Così, alla fine ci siamo lasciati. E non ci siamo mai più incrociati. Adesso lui è famosissimo, una star della scrittura, molto occupato con party e mondanità varia nella Grande Mela, a sponsorizzare moglie e figlia. Io, invece, leggo altro. E quando vado a New York non lo cerco, non gli faccio neppure sapere che sono in città. Ci siamo proprio persi. Qui, ottima disanima, ghiotta e densa, resta poco o nulla da segnalare: http://www.minimaetmoralia.it/wp/tras... Di mio posso solo aggiungere che mentre leggevo queste pagine le immagini che ho inserito qui mi si sono accese davanti agli occhi della mente come fari. Io sono nuovo ogni giorno. Nasco quando mi sveglio al mattino, cresco durante il giorno, e muoio la sera.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Scott Mccloud

    Not only a fantastic, engrossing read, but also the most teachable comic I know. My students in a recent 9 week class took a deep dive into the book and found layers of depth even I was unaware of. It's also an adaptation that's true to the original, but does much more than merely illustrate the text. It uses every tool in the comics toolbox.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    the original City of Glass, by paul auster, was a book that i enjoyed greatly when i first read it. i thought it was really unique, a thoughtful, stylish blend of raymond chandler, kafka, and borges. i still like it, but it hasn't aged that well for me. a lot of what i thought was playfulness now seems precious, facile. the prose is polished, but by the same token oddly eroded, flat, sanded down. often it feels like auster doesn't actually inhabit the english language--he reads like he's always the original City of Glass, by paul auster, was a book that i enjoyed greatly when i first read it. i thought it was really unique, a thoughtful, stylish blend of raymond chandler, kafka, and borges. i still like it, but it hasn't aged that well for me. a lot of what i thought was playfulness now seems precious, facile. the prose is polished, but by the same token oddly eroded, flat, sanded down. often it feels like auster doesn't actually inhabit the english language--he reads like he's always already a french translation (which is maybe why he's so popular over there). and anyway, i like exuberence now, headlong run-on rushes and spiky thickets of clauses. this graphic novel, with art by paul karasik and the amazing david mazzuchelli (one of my all time comic book favorites), is another beast entirely. it takes the fine small bones of auster's narration and clothes it in images. they are, individually, simple--black and white, stylized, deliberately cartoonish. but they flow in and out of each other with the exuberance that auster's prose lacks, and it makes all the difference. in the opening sequence, for example, the protagonist looks out a window and sees a brick wall. the lines of the brick wall turn into a cityscape. the cityscape zooms out, and we see a map of the city, a giant maze. and the maze melts and fragments and abstracts, until we're looking at a fingerprint. and then we see that it's an smudge of ink on a piece of paper... amazing.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    This graphic novel was based on a novella by the same author and Comic Journals voted this in the top 100 for the 20th century. It's about a writer who takes on the role of his detective character to investigate a mystery but this choice sends him down a path of obsessive madness. It blurs the line between reality and fantasy and even identity as the author of this tale finds himself changing roles, stories and overall identities. The voices coming out of objects and gradual changes and pullback This graphic novel was based on a novella by the same author and Comic Journals voted this in the top 100 for the 20th century. It's about a writer who takes on the role of his detective character to investigate a mystery but this choice sends him down a path of obsessive madness. It blurs the line between reality and fantasy and even identity as the author of this tale finds himself changing roles, stories and overall identities. The voices coming out of objects and gradual changes and pullbacks were intriguing. That said, it's so cleverly done that I feel there wasn't enough of an interesting story here so I'd say it's worth a look for its overall cleverness but it isn't Sterling Silver quality for the tale. Casual readers will find this graphic novel mind boggling. STORY/PLOTTING: B minus; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B; SOMETHING NEW AND FRESH: B plus to A minus; ARTWORK: B; OVERALL GRADE: B; WHEN READ: January 2012.

  6. 5 out of 5

    João Carlos

    5 Estrelas Gráficas Li o romance ”A Trilogia de Nova Iorque” do escritor norte-americano Paul Auster (n. 1947) no início dos anos 90, uma obra inicialmente publicada em três partes (”Cidade de Vidro”, ”Fantasmas” e ”O Quarto Fechado”). Decorridos mais de vinte anos começo a ler ”Cidade de Vidro”, uma ”novela gráfica”, adaptada por Paul Karasik (n. 1956) e David Mazzucchelli (n. 1960), sob os auspícios de Art Spiegelman (n. 1948). A adaptação de um “bom” romance ao cinema é de tal forma comum que ra 5 Estrelas Gráficas Li o romance ”A Trilogia de Nova Iorque” do escritor norte-americano Paul Auster (n. 1947) no início dos anos 90, uma obra inicialmente publicada em três partes (”Cidade de Vidro”, ”Fantasmas” e ”O Quarto Fechado”). Decorridos mais de vinte anos começo a ler ”Cidade de Vidro”, uma ”novela gráfica”, adaptada por Paul Karasik (n. 1956) e David Mazzucchelli (n. 1960), sob os auspícios de Art Spiegelman (n. 1948). A adaptação de um “bom” romance ao cinema é de tal forma comum que raramente suscita polémica, acabando quase sempre por desencadear as inevitáveis comparações qualitativas entre o livro e o filme. Agora “transformar” o romance de Paul Auster, ”Cidade de Vidro”, publicado em 1986, numa “novela gráfica”, editada em 2004, é mais incomum e original, e na edição portuguesa da Asa há uma introdução escrita por Art Spiegelman que resume e esclarece as inúmeras dúvidas que nos podem suscitar esta adaptação da obra de Paul Auster; desde a concepção original até ao convite endereçado a Paul Karasik e a David Mazzucchelli para materializar tal ideia. ”Tudo começou graças a um número errado… o telefone tocou três vezes a meio da noite… e, do outro lado, uma voz… perguntando por alguém que não era ele.” (Pág. 1 – 2) Daniel Quinn, foi no passado um poeta promissor, que perdeu a sua mulher e o seu filho, que “desistira de tudo”, tornando-se, actualmente, num escritor de romances policiais, sob o pseudónimo de William Wilson. O referido telefonema, efectuado por Peter Stillman, era destinado a Paul Auster, um detective da “agência de detectives auster”, a que Daniel Quinn dá seguimento, aceitando a incumbência de investigar e vigiar Peter Stillman, o pai de Peter Stillman, ambos têm o mesmo nome, que submetera o seu filho a maus tratos, durante mais de nove anos, julgado, declarado louco e internado, mas que vai ser libertado em breve. O resultado final de ”Cidade de Vidro” é verdadeiramente surpreendente, não apenas pela excelência e pela originalidade de um texto, simultaneamente, ambíguo e misterioso, sobre a identidade e a suas sombras, “um romance dentro de um romance”, onde surgem inúmeras personagens, que acabam por ter identidades que se confundem, “Quinn/William Wilson/o detective Paul Auster/Max Work (o detective narrador dos romances de William Wilson/ Daniel Quinn)/Paul Auster (o escritor, que é uma “personagem”, juntamente com a sua mulher Siri Hustvedt e o filho de ambos, Daniel); mas, igualmente, pela conjugação admirável do “grafismo” de Paul Karasik e a David Mazzucchelli, e pelas inúmeras referências literárias, com destaque para o livro ”The Garden and the Tower” – Early Visions of the New World (“O Jardim e a Torre. Perspectivas primitivas do Novo Mundo”) de Stillman (um livro inexistente), ao livro “Paraíso Perdido” de Milton, a Jorge Luis Borges, a Edgar Allan Poe,.. ; e, igualmente, ao romance “noir”, à sua “femme fatale”; uma ”novela gráfica” para ler e reler… Como passados mais de vinte anos não “restou” nenhuma lembrança do livro "A Trilogia de Nova Iorque" de Paul Auster vou "relê-lo"...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mikheil

    Despite the fact I remembered original novel (including ending, etc.) by Paul Auster, I enjoyed having one day with this comic and think that it is worth reading. Brilliant from the very beginning to the very last page. The ideas of climbing inside an imaginary skin of someone you don’t know, chasing the ghostly footsteps of unknown man, vanishing into the heart of megalopolis seem still catchy for me. While reading I remembered the first time I read novel ”City of Glass” and I loved the nostalg Despite the fact I remembered original novel (including ending, etc.) by Paul Auster, I enjoyed having one day with this comic and think that it is worth reading. Brilliant from the very beginning to the very last page. The ideas of climbing inside an imaginary skin of someone you don’t know, chasing the ghostly footsteps of unknown man, vanishing into the heart of megalopolis seem still catchy for me. While reading I remembered the first time I read novel ”City of Glass” and I loved the nostalgic feeling I had. What also should be told is that Art Spiegelman who is a real prodigy in comics’ field tells the introduction story about how this book was created. He also speaks about respectability and reputation of comics (uses term “graphic novel”) and etc. Very interesting and good pages to read. As for the art by David Mazzucchelli, I can only say positive words. It hauntingly follows the narration and combined with the story is so good that you cannot skip any panel. By the way, I still cannot explain how this brilliant novel is not adapted into feature film by any of the good directors of NY School?! I can imagine how Jim Jarmusch and Paul Auster can create the best NY movie of all time!

  8. 4 out of 5

    George Georgiadis

    Θα ήταν πραγματικά αδύνατον το οποιοδήποτε graphic novel να φτάσει τα βάθη και τις λογοτεχνικές κορυφές της νουβέλας του Auster. Παρ'όλα αυτά, στο συγκεκριμένο έχει γίνει εξαιρετική δουλειά τόσο στην εικονογράφηση όσο και στην προσπάθεια να κρατηθεί το ύφος και ο πυρήνας της ιστορίας του αυθεντικού κειμένου του Auster. Έτσι, το αποτέλεσμα αποζημιώνει και με το παραπάνω, κυρίως με τα εκπληκτικής ομορφιάς σκίτσα που καταφέρνουν να μετουσιώσουν σε εικόνες τα διάφορα περιστατικά που λαμβάνουν χώρα σ Θα ήταν πραγματικά αδύνατον το οποιοδήποτε graphic novel να φτάσει τα βάθη και τις λογοτεχνικές κορυφές της νουβέλας του Auster. Παρ'όλα αυτά, στο συγκεκριμένο έχει γίνει εξαιρετική δουλειά τόσο στην εικονογράφηση όσο και στην προσπάθεια να κρατηθεί το ύφος και ο πυρήνας της ιστορίας του αυθεντικού κειμένου του Auster. Έτσι, το αποτέλεσμα αποζημιώνει και με το παραπάνω, κυρίως με τα εκπληκτικής ομορφιάς σκίτσα που καταφέρνουν να μετουσιώσουν σε εικόνες τα διάφορα περιστατικά που λαμβάνουν χώρα στο πρωτότυπο κείμενο.

  9. 5 out of 5

    blueisthenewpink

    [magyarul lentebb] On my journey of discovering graphic novels... just kidding, I have no intention of doing that. But I really liked this one. With a foreword by Maus's Art Spiegelman, City of Glass has a great story written amazingly (that should not come as a surprise, it's Auster after all), so it had a strong skeleton. But the graphics were not just illustrations either, they helped the story transform into something new. I found an original idea on every page, in the creative use of the gri [magyarul lentebb] On my journey of discovering graphic novels... just kidding, I have no intention of doing that. But I really liked this one. With a foreword by Maus's Art Spiegelman, City of Glass has a great story written amazingly (that should not come as a surprise, it's Auster after all), so it had a strong skeleton. But the graphics were not just illustrations either, they helped the story transform into something new. I found an original idea on every page, in the creative use of the grid, showing the character of a voice, the disintegration of a mind in pictures instead of words while still keeping the importance of language, and it was fun to see the drawn versions of Auster and his family, too. My attention never faltered for a second, this graphic novel had a firm grip on it. Very well done. ------------------------------------------- A kép(es?)regények világában tett felfedezéseim következő állomása Paul Auster New York trilógiájának átdolgozása. Valójában nincs szó semmiféle műfajfelfedezésről, csak ez a kettő* érdekelt, de az Üvegváros alapján nem tennék le a formáról. A Maust elkövető Art Spiegelman előszavával megjelent kötetnek persze őrülten erős alapja volt, hiszen Auster írta. Az előszó szerint figyelmeztette is a projekt mögött álló Spiegelmant, miszerint már többször próbáltak filmforgatókönyvet varázsolni ebből a szövegből, mindhiába. Karasik és Mazzucchelli párosának végül mégis fantasztikusan sikerült az adaptáció. Nem csupán illusztrálták a történetet, egy egészen új művet hoztak létre. Minden oldalon újabb eredeti ötlettel találkoztam, a képregény rácsainak kreatív használatától az írott jellemzések képi megjelenítésre cserélésén át (miközben a nyelv semmit nem veszít jelentőségéből) a rajzolt Auster-családig. Egy pillanatra sem eresztette a figyelmem, remek munka. *a másik a Cheshire Crossing volt, sóhaj

  10. 4 out of 5

    Violet

    I haven't read the original book, but the story seems so unbelievable that I doubt I would enjoy it as a novel. The visuals of this graphic novel told the most interesting story, despite the loosely held together strings that are the existential plot. I didn't see the deconstruction of language in the story at all. I would describe the adaption of City of Glass (and possibly the novel itself) as Film Noir for 13 year-olds.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Casey McLaughlin

    Pure masturbation. Lots of build up with no closure. Lazy. Reminded me of the show "Lost", the endless questions keep you going until you realize they have given you no answers. Perfect bookshelf filler for the pseudo-intellectual.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mattia Ravasi

    Video review How do you move into a different medium a story that's written to remain stubbornly anchored to its native one? Video review How do you move into a different medium a story that's written to remain stubbornly anchored to its native one?

  13. 4 out of 5

    Guilherme Smee

    Considero a adaptação do conto Cidade de Vidro, de Paul Auster, para os quadrinhos por Paul Karasik e David Mazzucchelli, o melhor trabalho de transcrição de uma outra mídia para os quadrinhos. Digo isso porque seus artífices conhecem profundamente o potencial da linguagem dos quadrinhos e isso pode ser verificado em outros quadrinhos seus, como o Asterios Polyp de David Mazzuchelli. De longe essa adaptação é que mais usa e abusa dos recursos gráficos e narrativos de uma história em quadrinhos p Considero a adaptação do conto Cidade de Vidro, de Paul Auster, para os quadrinhos por Paul Karasik e David Mazzucchelli, o melhor trabalho de transcrição de uma outra mídia para os quadrinhos. Digo isso porque seus artífices conhecem profundamente o potencial da linguagem dos quadrinhos e isso pode ser verificado em outros quadrinhos seus, como o Asterios Polyp de David Mazzuchelli. De longe essa adaptação é que mais usa e abusa dos recursos gráficos e narrativos de uma história em quadrinhos para ampliar o sentido da leitura de uma escrita literária. De longe também, toda a Trilogia de Nova York, obra-prima de Paul Auster, não são narrativas de fácil transcrição para a linguagem gráfica, então essa é outra razão para reverenciar o trabalho de Karasik e Mazzucchelli com Cidade de Vidro, principalmente a iconicidade e a metalinguagem da história. Uma pena essa HQ estar fora de catálogo há muito tempo, desde que foi lançada pela primeira e única vez em maio de 1998 pela Via Lettera. Uma pena também que a edição que eu compre no sebo, para minha segunda leitura, continha várias duplas de páginas em branco, já que o valor investido nela não foi pouco. Fica um apelo às boas editoras para trazerem novamente esse incrível material para o Brasil.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mientras Leo

    Pocas veces me he encontrado con una adaptación tan bien llevada pese a la dificultad de la obra original. Es casi más un complemento añadido que una adaptación http://entremontonesdelibros.blogspot... Pocas veces me he encontrado con una adaptación tan bien llevada pese a la dificultad de la obra original. Es casi más un complemento añadido que una adaptación http://entremontonesdelibros.blogspot...

  15. 4 out of 5

    Aslı Can

    Cam Kent muazzam bir anti-dedektif anlatısı örneği. Paul Karasik çizimleriyle öyle güzel yorumlamış ki romanı, zaten müthiş bir anlatı bir kat daha kusursuzlaşmış, kendisini takipteyim. Bu şaşırtıcı çizgiromanı bastıkları için Show Kitap'a ne kadar teşekkür etsek az.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Nonsensical, pretentious and pointless.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I read City of Glass about 2 years ago for my international baccalaureate, and had to analyse the heck out of it. I remember not being into graphic novels at all, but I had to read it for my international baccalaureate. The moment I started reading it, I was amazed by the setup of the story. It reminded me of this old detective movie, with a shady and gloomy setting. Then I started reading it, and I recognized a lot of old-detective aspects to this story. For example: Daniel Quinn often picturin I read City of Glass about 2 years ago for my international baccalaureate, and had to analyse the heck out of it. I remember not being into graphic novels at all, but I had to read it for my international baccalaureate. The moment I started reading it, I was amazed by the setup of the story. It reminded me of this old detective movie, with a shady and gloomy setting. Then I started reading it, and I recognized a lot of old-detective aspects to this story. For example: Daniel Quinn often picturing himself as a ice-cold detective, with a long trench coat and a cigarette hanging at his lips, ready to solve the mysteries whilst seducing the ladies. However, as I started to read more of this story, there were a lot more themes that perfectly integrated with one another in this story. There was the identity crisis, religion, darkness & light, reality vs. fantasy... I think that covers about all of them, but I'm sure that there's more. Besides the amount of themes in this story, there are also loads of references to other authors and novels in this story. When I read the first page of the book, I noticed an introduction written by Art Spiegelman, the author of the one and only graphic novel that I ever enjoyed reading besides city of glass: The Complete Maus. As it turned out, the adapters of the graphic part of this novel, Karasik & Mazzucchelli, were influenced by Spiegelman in their careers, as Spiegelman describes. And it makes sense, because Karasik & Mazzucchelli did use somewhat similar techniques in their imagery in order to display the theme of darkness & light. And I really did appreciate that, because it adds so much value to the story. Not only does it contribute to darkness & light as a theme, but also to reality vs. fantasy. For example, the moments of Quinn's reality sequences are displayed with bright and white imagery, while his moments of madness and fantasy are often displayed with darker and black imagery. Then there are the other literary works that have been referenced to, and make a great contribution to the story. For example, Paul Auster integrating himself in the story as a character to display the identity crisis of Quinn. William Wilson, the picture of Dorian Gray... both literary figures that have identity crises. And then there was a monologue by Paul Auster in City of Glass about Don Quixoté, which also greatly contributed to the theme of identity. However, not only did it made the audience think about the themes in City of Glass, but also about another question that played a big role in both City of glass and Don Quixoté: Who is the narrator? What I am trying to say is that there are so many clever references in City of Glass, and that every single aspect of this novel has been worked out carefully in order to make sense. And I appreciate this in novels. It makes you think about the different meanings of the book. Especially with the references to other literary works, it makes it all look like one big exciting mystery. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Even if you're not familiar with graphic novels, it doesn't matter. Neither was I, and neither were many others. Even if you are not familiar with the novels being references to, it is worth finding out more about these novels, and will make you appreciate your classic literature.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dominick

    Interesting comics adaptation of Auster's novel is very strong on graphic design. Karasik and Mazzucchelli do some remarkable work with layout and panel design, with mixing representational and symbolic art. It's a pleasure to look at. Narratively, though, this is a highly self-conscious and post-modern take on noir. It includes the expected elements--first-person narrative, femme fatale, long-hidden secrets, etc.--but it's not really interested in telling a story so much as exploring subjectivi Interesting comics adaptation of Auster's novel is very strong on graphic design. Karasik and Mazzucchelli do some remarkable work with layout and panel design, with mixing representational and symbolic art. It's a pleasure to look at. Narratively, though, this is a highly self-conscious and post-modern take on noir. It includes the expected elements--first-person narrative, femme fatale, long-hidden secrets, etc.--but it's not really interested in telling a story so much as exploring subjectivity and indeterminacy. as a result, what's actually going on is never made clear--if, indeed, Auster even had a clear idea. Mystery is always about finally explaining the inexplicable, so it perhaps lends itself especially well to postmodern subversion of objectivity and determinability. But if you like your mysteries to have resolutions, and your plot points to have payoffs, you would do well to look elsewhere.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Núria

    'La ciudad de cristal' es mi favorita de todas las cosas que ha escrito Paul Auster. Es también lo primero que leí de este escritor. Es la primera parte de la 'Trilogía de Nueva York' que a día de hoy me sigue pareciendo la única obra de Auster realmente conseguida. Es por esto que me animé a leer esta adaptación en forma de cómic (o novela gráfica, lo que ustedes prefieran). Una parte de mí no era muy optimista. Una parte de mí sólo quería leerlo para ver como este noble intento fracasaba. Sin 'La ciudad de cristal' es mi favorita de todas las cosas que ha escrito Paul Auster. Es también lo primero que leí de este escritor. Es la primera parte de la 'Trilogía de Nueva York' que a día de hoy me sigue pareciendo la única obra de Auster realmente conseguida. Es por esto que me animé a leer esta adaptación en forma de cómic (o novela gráfica, lo que ustedes prefieran). Una parte de mí no era muy optimista. Una parte de mí sólo quería leerlo para ver como este noble intento fracasaba. Sin embargo, no ha sido así. A pesar de que es una historia muy poco visual y bastante abstracta, el cómic se sale airoso, encuentra una serie de soluciones visuales realmente originales y que plasman perfectamente el tono de la obra original de Auster sin dejar de dar un punto de vista personal, algo que no era nada pero nada fácil. La recomendaría para curiosos que disfrutaron de la 'Trilogía de Nueva York'.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    This is one of the most moving, weird, horrifying, heart-stopping graphic novels I've ever read, and there aren't many friends I'll be recommending it to- but I loved it. I kept singing the Fionn Regan song that says, "For the loneliness you foster/ I suggest Paul Auster," as the book deals with the themes of language, names, identity, and how we use all those things to both reveal and conceal. "Things have broken apart, and our words have not adapted. If we can't name a common object, how can we This is one of the most moving, weird, horrifying, heart-stopping graphic novels I've ever read, and there aren't many friends I'll be recommending it to- but I loved it. I kept singing the Fionn Regan song that says, "For the loneliness you foster/ I suggest Paul Auster," as the book deals with the themes of language, names, identity, and how we use all those things to both reveal and conceal. "Things have broken apart, and our words have not adapted. If we can't name a common object, how can we speak of things that truly concern us? My work is simple. In New York, brokenness is everywhere. I collect shattered objects to examine, and I give them names."

  21. 5 out of 5

    Luis

    Se trata de una novela gráfica que relata el primer volumen de la Trilogía de Nueva York de Paul Auster, y editado por Anagrama. Con un trazo sencillo y un tanto tosco, recorre la historia desde el punto de vista de su protagonista. Aparte de seguir la trama de forma bastante fidedigna, usa recursos muy imaginativos desde el punto de vista visual para hacer hablar a sus personajes y para describir ideas abstractas y confusas que aparecen en la narración original. Es además una oportunidad idónea Se trata de una novela gráfica que relata el primer volumen de la Trilogía de Nueva York de Paul Auster, y editado por Anagrama. Con un trazo sencillo y un tanto tosco, recorre la historia desde el punto de vista de su protagonista. Aparte de seguir la trama de forma bastante fidedigna, usa recursos muy imaginativos desde el punto de vista visual para hacer hablar a sus personajes y para describir ideas abstractas y confusas que aparecen en la narración original. Es además una oportunidad idónea para acercar a los que no conocen la historia al libro original.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Alasondro Alegré

    ★★★★½

  23. 5 out of 5

    antónio alves

    a adaptação para bd do texto de p. auster é muito boa.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Iva

    Цей комікс має приголомшливу літературну основу яку, втім, не адаптує, а лише ілюструє. Зводити арт-комікс до простого ілюстрування є гріхом, так і запишіть. Цікавості у нарації тут немає, глибини, як у оригіналі Остера - теж, бо нам одразу подають історію як сюрреалістичну, а не потроху зводять той сюр до його піку. Тим, хто читав "Нью-Йоркську трилогію", зайде ще й як. Тим, хто не читав, то краще спочатку таки оригінал, аби собі ж не спойлерити та провідчувати все якнайліпше, а потім вже цей ал Цей комікс має приголомшливу літературну основу яку, втім, не адаптує, а лише ілюструє. Зводити арт-комікс до простого ілюстрування є гріхом, так і запишіть. Цікавості у нарації тут немає, глибини, як у оригіналі Остера - теж, бо нам одразу подають історію як сюрреалістичну, а не потроху зводять той сюр до його піку. Тим, хто читав "Нью-Йоркську трилогію", зайде ще й як. Тим, хто не читав, то краще спочатку таки оригінал, аби собі ж не спойлерити та провідчувати все якнайліпше, а потім вже цей альбом маццуккелівських ілюстрацій.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Joni

    Adaptación de la famosa primer parte de la trilogía de New York. El escritor no se caracteriza por escribir cómics y el artista es un afamado dibujante de superhéroes. Esta adaptación expande la complejidad del libro al punto que veo difícil entenderlo sin haber leído la novela. Interesante experimento narrativo que juega con los planos y la metafísica de forma muy original.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Samidha; समिधा

    I am aware that’s its an adaptation from the original 1972 novel of the same name. Holy hell, did I enjoy this. It was very intriguing to read. On top of that there is so much meta textuality, as Paul Auster (the author) is placed within the text as a secondary character, who also is a writer. There were so many beautiful panels, my favourite being the finger print and the language ones. I really enjoyed this so much.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Josh

    So you think you know why people are the way they are, huh, do ya, bigshot? Well why don’t you try to imagine a language uninformed by experience? Why don’t you try to be someone you aren’t, tough guy. Can ya even do it? Are ya too soft?

  28. 5 out of 5

    Koen Verbrugge

    Vreemd & bevreemdend. Dat is het verhaal. Het verhaal van Paul Auster, maar ook deze ambitieuze graphic novel versie. Dit boek is ambitieus, omdat niet rust op letterlijke illustraties van het verhaal. De tekenaar ondersteunt de tekst met visuele verhalen die op zichzelf kunnen staan. Dat merk je. Zo blijken passages met zeer statische 'vertellers', plots scènes vol visuele choreografie te ontlokken, met - wss - dezelfde ondertoon. Ik kreeg meermaals het gevoel twee parallelle kunstwerken tegelijk Vreemd & bevreemdend. Dat is het verhaal. Het verhaal van Paul Auster, maar ook deze ambitieuze graphic novel versie. Dit boek is ambitieus, omdat niet rust op letterlijke illustraties van het verhaal. De tekenaar ondersteunt de tekst met visuele verhalen die op zichzelf kunnen staan. Dat merk je. Zo blijken passages met zeer statische 'vertellers', plots scènes vol visuele choreografie te ontlokken, met - wss - dezelfde ondertoon. Ik kreeg meermaals het gevoel twee parallelle kunstwerken tegelijkertijd op te mogen/moeten nemen. Dat ik dat apprecieer, dat weet ik. Wat ik niet weet? Eens het verhaal uit is, en je je afvraagt wat het 'centrale idee' van het verhaal nu was... Dan geraak ik er niet uit. Opties? Verloren gegaan in de tekst-selectie?Verdronken in de extra tekeningen? Bewust desoriënterend & gewoon opzet? Vreemd en bevreemdend is deze graphic novel van Mazzuchelli, maar dat was het origineel ook. Zo zit het verhaal vol 'dubbele' identiteiten: elke naam heeft minimum twee dragers en de hoofdrol draagt drie identiteiten. Zeer ambitieus. Het vakmanschap staat buiten twijfel. Het verhaal? Is vreemd, maar is dit een ander soort vreemd? Waren twee ambities teveel voor één balans? Ik vraag me des te meer af. Misschien moet ik het origineel lezen. Wat het ook mag wezen:Ik laat het wat bezinken terwijl ik nageniet. Commentaar is welkom & lezen is aanbevolen.

  29. 4 out of 5

    L

    A mystery about a mystery which experiments with irony, identity and reality for an altogether unique reading experience. Paul Auster cleverly combines contemporary detective fiction with nouveau roman and American ‘postmodernism’ –for a supremely singular story of philosophical premise and impaction. As the main protagonist descends into madness, being able to see clarity amidst the congested cityscape is imperative if one is to find themselves ‘on their feet’ when reaching the end. It A mystery about a mystery which experiments with irony, identity and reality for an altogether unique reading experience. Paul Auster cleverly combines contemporary detective fiction with nouveau roman and American ‘postmodernism’ –for a supremely singular story of philosophical premise and impaction. As the main protagonist descends into madness, being able to see clarity amidst the congested cityscape is imperative if one is to find themselves ‘on their feet’ when reaching the end. It is the intertextual relationship and the clever way in which the author captures the character’s psychoscape, which ultimately makes this graphic novel stand apart –from its novel counterpart. confounding confusion in illuminating illusions… Everything lies within!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jackson

  31. 4 out of 5

    Brian Rothbart

  32. 5 out of 5

    Anders

  33. 5 out of 5

    Joe

  34. 4 out of 5

    Aurelie

    Superb journey

  35. 5 out of 5

    Claudia

  36. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    The original was great and this graphically novelized version gives it a new life. I'd like to see the rest of the New York Trilogy given the same treatment.

  37. 4 out of 5

    Irène A

  38. 5 out of 5

    Christina S

  39. 4 out of 5

    Mohsen m

  40. 4 out of 5

    David

  41. 4 out of 5

    David

  42. 4 out of 5

    Irene

  43. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin

  44. 5 out of 5

    Steve

  45. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  46. 4 out of 5

    Speedtribes

    This is one of those stories where you can tell that it's very good, that it's high quality and what-not. But will never read it again because it's so depressing. Beautiful and painful story. I wanted to shoot a few people in rage once I finished it. Ended up drowning myself by watching episodes of old 80s era JEM on youtube to get the feeling of tragedy out of my system.

  47. 5 out of 5

    Oliver

    This is a graphic novel version of City of Glass, which is one of the best books I've ever read. The illustrator did a really great job, however, I'd rather read Auster's prose than look at pictures of it any day. Some of the best sentences are missing. It's a quick read and definitely reminded me why I liked the book so much to begin with.

  48. 5 out of 5

    Sharon K.

  49. 4 out of 5

    tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE

    Auster's "City of Glass" was interesting enuf to begin w/ - but adding David Mazzucchelli's graphics in this series designed by the great Art Spiegleman was enuf to push it to the top for me.

  50. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    This is a graphic novelization, not the actual book.

  51. 5 out of 5

    Alika Tanaka Yarnell

  52. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Murray

  53. 5 out of 5

    Mary Louise

  54. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  55. 4 out of 5

    Kurt

  56. 4 out of 5

    Alli Gerkman

    This was my first glimpse of Auster. It was good enough to make me read more, but it does not do his writing justice.

  57. 5 out of 5

    Izlinda

  58. 4 out of 5

    Amy Jensen

  59. 5 out of 5

    tim

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