City of Glass: The Graphic Novel by Paul AusterCity of Glass: The Graphic Novel by Paul Auster

City of Glass: The Graphic Novel

byPaul AusterEditorPaul Karasik, David Mazzucchelli

Paperback | August 1, 2004

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A graphic novel classic with a new introduction by Art Spiegelman

Quinn writes mysteries. The Washington Post has described him as a "post-existentialist private eye." An unknown voice on the telephone is now begging for his help, drawing him into a world and a mystery far stranger than any he ever created in print.

Adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, with graphics by David Mazzucchelli, Paul Auster's groundbreaking, Edgar Award-nominated masterwork has been astonishingly transformed into a new visual language.

"[This graphic novel] is, surprisingly, not just a worthy supplement to the novel, but a work of art that fully justifies its existence on its own terms."--The Guardian

Paul Auster is the author of eleven novels, most recently Oracle Night. His previous two novels, The Book of Illusions and Timbuktu, were national bestsellers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Title:City of Glass: The Graphic NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.2 × 5.49 × 0.31 inPublished:August 1, 2004Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312423608

ISBN - 13:9780312423605

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not great Mazzucchelli's projects are starting to ring of the same pitfall, his stories are too high concept for his own good. It's rare that a graphic novels story and art are on the same level, and I think that's one of the challenges of the medium. I really like Mazzucchelli's art, but he really needs to find a narrative that works for him not against him
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nonsensical and nonlinear Characters seemed to have multiple personalities, names, identities, textures, grids, rhythms... If ever I thought I was losing myself in my self, this book would be a good map for it. Immediately after finishing this I reread it, not for the sake of enjoyment [though I did in a Through the Looking Glass Don Quixote kind of way], but more to try to understand it further. I felt like I got it while reading, but as soon as I put the book down, it slipped away. Rather than becoming frustrated by this though, I felt intrigued and drawn to Auster's layered circling ideas, conversations, inspired art work.
Date published: 2007-04-01