- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Pantheon; Reprint edition (May 9 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0375714766
- ISBN-13: 978-0375714764
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 1 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #234,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Good-bye, Chunky Rice Paperback – May 9 2006
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“Both funny and genuinely touching in turn, Craig Thompson’s Good-bye Chunky Rice is an affecting meditation upon friendship, loneliness, and loss, all delivered with a real feel for the musicality of the comic strip form. This work sings and dances, and you could do a lot worse than to sing and dance along with it. Highly recommended.”
—Alan Moore, creator of From Hell and Watchmen
About the Author
Craig Thompson was made in Michigan in 1975, but risen up in Wisconsin and he drawed this very here book after departin’ for Portland, Oregon, in 1997 and missing likewise his chums and girl-buddies.
He’s mostest beknown for his best–sold graphical novel book Blankets — to be winning also three Harvey Awards and two Ignatz Awards. Translationized into thirteen — count ‘em — languages, lands like Morocco and Switzerland and Phoenix, but he’s plopped hisself settled-like in Portland. For the being-time.
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This short graphic novel demonstrates the unique ability of this medium to surprise you with an incredibly emotional narrative. The tone is similar to Blankets, though the narrative, style, and characters are entirely different. There are a handful of graphic novels that have made me cry, and this is one of them.
Anyway, Thompson should have done some research about what it's like to be on a ship -- clearly he was completely guessing. Also, the guy whose name I forget, the turtle's friend -- NO ONE talks like that. Also, just plain, why did Chunky Rice leave? He could have had SOME kind of reason. I don't know, maybe I'm just too logical.
great book -- read all the positive things everyone else said -- i agree with them.
note that (as of the writng of this review) the cover pictured on the top of the page is the current printing's cover; the "look inside the book" pictures are from the old edition. The book was re-designed (cover, endpapers, etc.) by the author last year.
Same thing here. This book manages to completely encapsulate that raw loss---of friends, of family, of innocence, of whatever while going to seek your fortune. I don't want to sound corny, but it's like an elegy to what you leave behind in order to get to your future.
Glorious glorious book. Go read it. Now.
A book about the deep feelings and longings that are possible in the world of existence, told through a mythologized melange of lumpy dumpy bumpy people, "funny animals", a neurotic bird, motown, moments of passion, clinking clunking bottles, interpersonal and intrapersonal ignorance and discovery.
A very rich comic experience, sure to capivate those who already know the comics universe is bigger than many think, and probably a safe bet first foray for those who are looking to start exploring that universe.
I bought this at the Knockabout stall at the Angouleme (France) comics festival in January of 2000. But you don't have to go to France. If it will help you make the decision to buy this book, then think of buying this book via Amazon as possessing the magic and mystery of going to France. There; did that work?
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