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Here | Richard McGuire
This is Richard McGuire's unique interactive ebook version of his groundbreaking graphic novel Here. Richard McGuire's groundbreaking comic strip Here was published under Art Spiegelman's editorship at RAW in 1989. Built in six pages of interlocking panels, dated by year, it collapsed time and space to tell the story of the corner of a room - and its inhabitants - between the years 500,957,406,073 BC and 2033 AD. The strip remains one of the most influential and widely discussed contributions to the medium, and it has now been developed, expanded and reimagined by the artist into this full-length, full-colour graphic novel - a must for any fan of the genre. 'From now on, McGuire will be known as the author of the novel Here, because it's a work of literature and art unlike any seen or read before. A book like this comes along once a decade, if not a century' Chris Ware, Guardian 'Promises to leapfrog immediately to the front ranks of the graphic-novel genre' New York Times Richard McGuire is a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine. He has written and illustrated both children's books and experimental comics. His work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Le Monde and Libration. He has written and directed two omnibus feature films, designed and manufactured his own line of toys, and is also the founder and bass player of the band Liquid Liquid.
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Avidreader25
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This one is hard to describe. The entire thing takes place in one room of a house over thousands of years. Each page contains a variety of images with the year listed in the top corner. There might be a Native American hunting in one corner & a child dancing in 1950 in another. It's powerful in its simplicity. I found myself studying ever detail on the pages. I loved the meditation on time & how things change & stay the same. Beautifully executed.

Tamra “If walls could talk” type of novel. Great idea! 3w
Avidreader25 @Tamra Yes! It was so well done. 3w
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mreads
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Unusual and interesting graphic/comic novel (?)

A single space and corner of a room over hundreds of thousands of years.

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AMVP
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Went on a pretty hefty #bookhaul today to celebrate a recovered store credit voucher, so brace for a bunch of updates.

Have wanted this book for a while and was pleasantly surprised to find it used. Even more surprised to learn it was a graphic novel.

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DoonTheGoon
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One of the quietest, most profoundly beautiful books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

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A beautiful meditation on the concepts of place, of home, and of the passage of time. This book offers views of the corner of a room over an enormous timescale. I really loved it and want my own copy now.

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Erin7
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I expected a book of poems and got a piece of art in its place with this book. This book reads like a scrapbook covering the lifespan of a house and the land that it stood on before it even was a home. Each page is a series of captured moments from various years. This book is not in chronological order but more in themed order. Really really lovely.

CaitlinR Wow, gotta have it. 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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My heart is in pieces on the floor right now. I knew the conceit of the book, knew it was beautiful and lauded and that I should appreciate it but I didn't know how piercingly it would be able to connect with you, how scattered yet connected the themes, how well it would still be able to make a point and have a voice. This book is positively haunting-I need to find a copy of my own stat.
#letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

Clwojick Stacked stacked stacked! ❤️️ 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Um, so, apparently in 2126 this house is gonna be underwater. #panic!!
#speechbubblechallenge
#letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

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readinginthedark 😭😍 2y
Clwojick Aweeee 😭😭😭😭 2y
LauraJ Aww...stop it! I‘m ovulating and you‘re making my ovaries hurt 😢 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @LauraJ 😂😭 aw poor thing! 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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My 6th book of
#letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon is absolutely magnificent.

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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Hey @xicanti do you think I'm prepared for #comicthon? 😂 I love the library. Oh the off chance that my match from #geekygraphicnovelswap got me one of these already, don't worry, I'll still want it. 😉

xicanti You've made a good start, but I recommend a pile at least one metre tall. 2y
Alicia Giant Days is so good!! 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes @xicanti 😂😂😂😂 at this time of year? I'll be lucky if I get 4 hours of reading time. 2y
Serotonin Angel Catbird 😆😆😆 2y
readinginthedark We Are Okay isn‘t actually a graphic novel (the cover fooled me, too), but it‘s brilliant! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @readinginthedark Lol I know!! I was sure someone had told me that it was! I have since been disabused of that notion but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. 😂 2y
readinginthedark No worries! I pick stuff up like that all the time, but sometimes that‘s the push I need to finally read something! 2y
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UrsulaMonarch 💚📚💚📚💚 so good! 2y
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LukkiAnn
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It's a very creative graphic novel about one room in a big house. In one page the author is showing scenes from different decades and centuries that happened in one particular spot. He browses from different owners and generations, their births, deaths, holidays and conversations happened in this place even when where was no house, even when where were no people (some scenes in B.C. era).

Eyelit That was a good one! Such a neat idea. 2y
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SarahK
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Brilliant.

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Genius, beautiful, soul-touching, haunting #bookwithpictures #seasonsreadings2016

Cinfhen Sounds awesome and would probably fulfill a bunch of boxes on my many 2017 reading challenges 😍 3y
[DELETED] 546088815 @Cinfhen I wish I had bought it instead of borrowing from library- would like to reread it right now. 😊 3y
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Jokila
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An eye-opening use of the medium that takes as its subject a space. Its inhabitants slip in and out of time in pop-up panels so the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, and 2000s can be present at once, creating a kaleidoscope of experiences that highlight both their universality and their transience. Meanwhile, molten landscapes of the past and floods of the future slip by our little human dramas in a larger story that has--and needs--no words.

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kaylaraeintheway
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I don't know why, but I completely lost it when I got to this page (1,000,000 BCE). Tears everywhere! I can't explain it. Maybe because it's so barren; maybe because so very long ago none of us - none of this - were here. It's quite a thing to try to comprehend. Anyway, this graphic novel is super rad. Snapshots of a single corner of a room, of a same space, over thousands of years. I'll be flipping through this many times, I already know it.

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Stephanie-Anne
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I don't choose "Here" as a #laidbackbook because most of its pages are wordless, but because its a quick read with a straightforward and profound premise. "Here" is about the ephemeral. Today my "here" has a pink concrete duck, but I remember this same here 20 yrs ago as wilderness. What will be here in 100 years? What was here 1000 years ago? It's laid back because I can chill and think about it. #augustphotochallenge #day10

MrBook Nice! 3y
BethFishReads Intriguing 3y
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Lindy Great suggestion. This book is ultra cool. 3y
mahasoor what's going on with that giant pink duck? Sounds like a very interesting book! 3y
Stephanie-Anne ??? @mahasoor the giant pink duck is part of a toddler play area at a water park. ??? It's sitting in a pool of water about 6" deep. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com @Lindy Yes! This is such a cool book. 3y
mahasoor aww I want a water play park. Get those toddlers out of my way!! 😸 3y
Stephanie-Anne @mahasoor Heck yeah -- there's an octopus slide!🐙 3y
Zelma Definitely an interesting concept. I appreciated it more like an art book than graphic novel, but it was very cool. 3y
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daviewheeler
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I'm counting Here on my list of books read in 2016, even though it's mostly pictures. It is gorgeous. (I am the woman cleaning.)

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"The story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years." A beautiful book and a striking reminder that regardless of Material Things that divide -- certain emotions and experiences are universal past, present, and future