Boundless

Boundless

Graphic Novel - 2017 | First edition
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A collection of short comics about various women.
"Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook," which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, the world around her recedes as well. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. A mysterious music file surfaces on the internet and forms the basis of a utopian society-or is it a cult? Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one's culture, one's relationship, oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781770462878
1770462872
Characteristics: 208 pages, 40 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm

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lydia1879
May 24, 2018

Felt like a collection of short stories as comics. Less slice-of-life and more surreal than I expected but I enjoyed it.

I really liked some of the more sci-fi based stories, they had a life of their own and felt like they had more momentum. I definitely liked some of the simpler colour palettes, although sometimes if Tamaki drew a single image across a whole page I felt like it didn't really read well.

I'd like to read more of her to get a better sense of her work. c:

JCLChrisK May 24, 2018

A collection of intriguing slice-of-life short stories. They border on too abstract or oblique without crossing over, capturing very human moments, feelings, and experiences readers will recognize. An amazing variety of art styles and modes of expression. Compelling and poignant.

KHCPL_Doug Apr 09, 2018

The author of This One Summer, which I absolutely loved, creates here a collection of short stories involving women and their lives. Each story is very different, yet I felt like I knew the women in the story. They were very relatable, and their stories seemed familiar to me, although distanced by the gender barrier. But I could still identify and empathize, and the stories resonated mostly as something true. Granted, I was the wrong audience for this collection, which really is written for and about women and who they are or who they can be. For that I recognized it as a wonderful work, although for me personally it wasn't great like This One Summer was.

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SueRay777
Jan 16, 2018

Good, you should read it!

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mclarjh
Aug 29, 2017

The drawings are attractive (but digitization has ruined the smooth lines). I found the subject of the stories to be light, shallow, and (too) youthful.

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