Heads or Tails

Heads or Tails

Graphic Novel - 2012
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Carré's elegant short stories read like the gothic, family narratives of Flannery O'Connor or Carson McCullers, but told visually. Poetic rhythms--a coin flip, a circling ferris wheel--are punctuated by elements of melancholy fantasy pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue. The stories in Heads Or Tails display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service of the story, and range from experimental one-pagers to short masterpieces like 'The Thing About Madeline' (featured in The Best American Comics 2008), to graphic novellas like 'The Carnival' (featured in David Sedaris' and Dave Eggers' 2010 Best American Nonrequired Reading, originally published in MOME)."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781606995976
1606995979
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm

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redtayres
Sep 29, 2017

A graphic novel full of short stories that might leave you scratching your head in wonder...but then you're on to the next one. As graphic novels go, this one didn't capture my attention the way the better ones do but if you're looking for a book to pick up, read a bit, and put down until you again have time, this'll do. I finished it and really couldn't tell you a single story I read (there's a lot and most are quite short) but that doesn't mean I wholly disliked it.

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mclarjh
May 30, 2016

Terrific illustrations, absurd stories.

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