Summer Blonde

Summer Blonde

Graphic Novel - 2002
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Adrian Tomine's cult comic series Optic Nerve is finally collected into one sharply designed volume. In stories that are appealingly naturalistic, stylishly cinematic and emotionally rich, Tomine portrays the emotional ambivalence of drifting, urban 20-somethings, exhibiting their insecurities with both forensic detachment and surprising compassion.
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn and Quarterly, 2002.
ISBN: 9781896597492
1896597491
Branch Call Number: GN TOMINE
Characteristics: 132 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

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obtusata
May 11, 2017

This is an intriguing collection of stories. In each story, the main character is lonely, disconnected and a bit pathetic. But, their decent to their pathetic existence (or, ascent out of it) quietly sneaks up on them. It seems very real - melancholy, but real.

I found the way the stories ended to be very intriguing. They seemed to cut off just before the expected sad/happy ending. But, I enjoyed that. That's what life really is - a cycle of stories that don't always have a storybook ending.

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kwsmith
Mar 24, 2017

This well illustrated book contains four short stories about young men and women dealing with feelings of self-loathing and social isolation in different self-destructive ways.

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mclarjh
Sep 02, 2015

Good storytelling, but warning: misogynist content!

lossofloveb Feb 01, 2013

Emotionally retarded.

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itstartswithano
Jul 01, 2011

Adrian Tomine is responsible for my love of graphic novels.

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