November 2, 2009

Monday Book Give Away, #11

Stitches is a graphic memoir, by David Small. The prize-winning children's author and illustrator, depicts his childhood from hell in this graphic memoir. It's a quick read, of course, but it will stay with you for a long, long time.

The Washington Post - Michael Sims

…brilliant and heartbreaking…Although the dialogue and narration are well written and moving, Small often shows us the story without a word of speech or commentary—not just for a few panels but for several pages at a time. He employs angled shots and silent montages worthy of Alfred Hitchcock. Revelations trigger haunting flashbacks in which we see an earlier scene from a new point of view. Small's drawing is masterful and evocative…think of Daniel Clowes's Ghost Worldor Megan Kelso's Squirrel Mother stories or Art Spiegelman's Maus. Now, to the list of powerful works of art in this versatile medium, we can add the horrific but ultimately redemptive Stitches.

I will keep the comments open until Sunday afternoon and then announce the winner on Monday morning when I offer a new book. The winner will chosen by the Random-Number-Generator.

The winner of last week's give away is SewCalGal.

1 comment

  1. Oo, oo, pick me! Pick me!

    What a generous gal you are. I was following up on a recommendation from a friend and went to a local blog, Seaside Sharon, and guess who I found on her blog's a small world after all. '~)


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