Two Generals Hardcover – Oct 26 2010
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"Our top pick this Remembrance Day, not for its novel mix of format and subject but for its stunning success in bringing home the real foot soldier's experience..."
"Two Generals is a compelling portrait of two Canadian officers during the Second World War, with an extreme attention to detail in the dress, troop movements and battles, and especially their day-to-day lives...an endearing success..."
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"A . . . swashbuckler of a comic-book tale."
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"[A] thrilling historical adventure."
— Publishers Weekly
"[A] rich, suspenseful, action-packed story (with some fascinating historical details)."
"Scott Chantler [has a] knack for suspense."
— Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
SCOTT CHANTLER is an acclaimed graphic novelist and illustrator who has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Joe Shuster and the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning excellence. He is the author of Northwest Passage, a multi-volume graphic narrative set in 1755 colonial Canada, and the artist of graphic novels including Days Like This, Scandalous, and Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen. He is also a popular commercial illustrator whose clients include McDonald's, Reebok, Macy's, the Toronto Star, the National Post, and Maclean's.
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My wife was cross with me for leaving her to look after two screaming children, so I just passed the book to her and watched her react in the same way that I had.
The author's impressive research is noticeable on every page. The front cover for example shows St Giles Church, Stokes Poges, with the ivy and bushes as they were in the 1940s not as they are now. It stands up well to a re-read, with subtleties noticed that I missed the first time.
If Herge had written for adults, he would have come up with something like this!
Wow! That one word could some up my complete review. Wow to the story! Wow to the graphics! Wow to the physical book itself!
Let's start with the book. The top and bottom halves are faux leather-look, the corners are rounded on the board and the pages. The pages are a nice thick quality paper and the book virtually looks like a moleskin journal. It even has an elastic band to hold it together. Beautiful book to behold!
The story is centred on the true life WW II experiences of the author's grandfather Lew Chantler and his best friend Jack. Little did they know it but they would end up being in the famous attack on the beaches of Normandy and be the Canadian division who recaptured Caen, France and ultimately ended up in the battle at Buron. The book spends plenty of time describing their training in England and life for the soldier not on active duty there before the meat of the story switches over to the Invasion at Normandy and the horrors of war. Examine the horror and tragedy of war the book certainly does while still recognizing the bravery and honour of the men who fought and those who died for their country. Taken up to the leadership level of majors, presidents, kings and those who plan the war, irony can often be found in Chantler's book. This is also the story of the bond of friendship and how one doesn't know how strong a friendship is until it is put to the test of a hardship.
The artwork is fantastic.Read more ›
The book is perfect for anyone interested in war history, Canadian history, or simply good graphic novels in general. This hard cover edition is quite handsome to look at and would fit on any bookshelf. I wish more publishers used similarly well-thought out designs for their graphic novels.
The attention to detail in many of the pages helps to further elevate this book. The artwork is stunning in places and also quite evocative. The story captures the mood and spirit of the times in ways that make you laugh, feel excited and become depressed throughout the course of the volume.
It is very deserving of the five stars I have given it.
Most recent customer reviews
A very enjoyable read. The research and historical detail are excellent, with one notable exception: a panel showing German paratroopers dropping into Normandy (they fought there,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by NeverKipled
timely delivery ....well packed with minor scratches associated with paperback ,The paperback has an enhanced raised and smooth Drawing on the cover ... Read morePublished on Dec 14 2013 by brent alan dean cox
Amazing probably the best graphical representation of the canadian involvent in ww2 and also of the effects on our veterans all in all azing bookPublished on April 30 2013 by James
This book was ok. It is incredibly short and not very descriptive. I understand what the author was going for, but there was not much build up for the emotional connection to be... Read morePublished on March 16 2011 by Peekay
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