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  • Title: Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park
  • Author: Aneurin Wright
  • ISBN: 9781908434098
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback

  • Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park By Aneurin Wright A tour de force and eight years in the making, this is a powerful, superbly drawn, and deeply moving portrait of a young man coming to terms with his dying father, and with his own life, as he takes care of the old man in his final months When Nye s father phones to wish him a happy birthday, and reveals he has been certified for hospice, Nye slumps down on the nearestA tour de force and eight years in the making, this is a powerful, superbly drawn, and deeply moving portrait of a young man coming to terms with his dying father, and with his own life, as he takes care of the old man in his final months When Nye s father phones to wish him a happy birthday, and reveals he has been certified for hospice, Nye slumps down on the nearest doorstep in shock Unemployment means that he is free to move in to the trailer park where his father lives, and assume the role of chief carer Their daily schedule of pill counting and medical checks unfolds into an extraordinary world where the protagonist is a minotaur, his father a rhinoceros, social workers are sea turtles and mobile homes move atop gigantic elephants.
    Aneurin Wright
    Though Aneurin Nye Wright is the son of a West Texan Architect and a London writer, he was born in the wilds of rural Idaho He earned a BA in English Literature from Yale and a BFA in Illustration and Communication Design from the Pratt Institute He was hailed as an amazing talent for his first comic Lex Talionis A Jungle Tale Image, 2004 He was the lead animator for the Short History of the United States cartoon sequence in Michael Moore s Academy Award winning documentary Bowling for Columbine.He lives in Brighton, England with his graphic designer wife, Lyndsay They re currently awaiting the arrival of their first child, codenamed Sprout Things to Do is his first graphic novel.

    Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park By Aneurin Wright

    Commentaires:

    Stewart Tame
    Certainly one of the longest titles of any book I ve read As the book opens, Wright s father is in hospice care with emphysema Wright travels to be with him and help with his care So we ve got a son bonding with a dying father, and it s all that you re probably thinking We ve got gross realities almost the first page, in fact , the touching moments, the flashbacks to younger days, the juggling of parental care and girlfriend time, getting to know the medical staff Surprise They actually have pri [...]

    Pam
    There is a moment in this graphic novel that depicts the author as a comic strip hero figure Authorial Persona that s determined to crush the pig responsible for making the cigarettes that have generated the emphysema that s slowly suffocating his dad to death It s a moment that many people may relate to The author cleverly argues all points of view in this section while making his feelings clear.I should mention that the narrator, Nye, is drawn as a Minotaur and his dad as a Rhino, the social w [...]

    George Marshall
    Oh dear, I really want to give this a high score because there are times when it truly is original, powerful and moving But there are also times when it doesn t work I m not entirely persuaded by the overall shtick of replacing some of the key characters with animals This is something of a cliche in comics since Maus Dash Shaw portrayed an individual character as an animal a frog in Bottomless Belly button but there it reflected his own negative self image and as such worked really well But in t [...]

    Alice
    The story was moving and real I felt for the characters I enjoyed the art The art does a wonderful job of conveying emotion and what is going through the narrator s head The parts where the panels stand alone without words are the most powerful Activity 31 Drawing is, to me, the most powerful It conveyed so well why people create, especially comics That chapter is an excellent example of how expressive the medium of comics is It is an excellent example of graphic medicine.

    Meredith
    Oof This one made me a little wet in the eyes its grief and the father son struggle bond were powerful.

    Chin
    Even if you haven t walked the path the author has, the pictures help describe the complex emotions that he felt Maybe even better than words could This is one of those books many can relate to where the characters have gone to a dark place we all inevitably spend some time in Read this and feel less alone.

    Gavin Ritchie
    This book gave me sunburn I sat out all day reading this powerfully illustrated graphic autobiography, and it gave me sun burn Never mind, I was drawn way in, I lived with Nye and Neil all day, and I soaked up every page, often than once, and I hated when it was over Wright s graphic style is damned visceral Even though he and his father are a bull and a rhino and the therapist morphs through three different beasts you can work out why the emotions they both feel are so terribly human and so we [...]

    Brandon Jones
    Aneurin Wright has created a masterpiece of art and storytelling in this amazing graphic novel It is raw and tender and straight from the heart, and while reading it I felt as if I were right with Nye, going through all his emotions with him, not only of the death process of his father, but of all the complexities of the father son relationship I am not one to typically read graphic novels, but I found this to be one of the most powerful reads I have had in quite a while I found myself crying ma [...]

    Emilia P
    Though Wright is an excellent illustrator, and ephysema is a pretty fascinating and terrifying condition which he documents well, overall I found this book to be a bit disjointed and fairly self important without earning it Felt like it was supposed to be confessional but he was holding a lot back I do appreciate how he did a good job documenting the web of caregivers he was an integral part of.

    James Koppert
    I picked this book up by chance in the waterstones sale thinking it may make a good retirement present for someone when I saw it was a graphic novel so i got it for myself Surreal and beautifully drawn it tells the story of a man caring for his dying father A beautiful and tender insight to masculinity and emotion A Good Read for sure

    Wes Lisi
    this book was a young graphic novel writer that was not getting any money for his comics So when he heard that his father needed help in his old age he went to help him In the book, he depicted most of the characters as animals that they acted like he then showed that the animals were really humans that he would use to make the reader have an easier time understanding where he was coming from.

    Heather Noble
    It s hard to resist a minotaur book and this graphic novel was oooh just fabulously lovely.It s sad and touching and funny and true and just exquisitely drawn as father and son dance around each other s lives No sentiment, just gritty sincerity.It s hard to talk much about a story told so much in pictures but if you miss it you missed .

    Rachel MacNaught
    Not for me.I really disliked the format it felt sloppy and disjointed, but then too ordered with the constant title pages and the conversations felt shallow.A heavy topic with no weight carried by a personally awkward illustration choice.Not for me.

    Annukka
    Everyone seems to like it a lot, and I did like the honesty of the story too, but three stars only was a little too long and slow in many parts, except at the end, and I am not a big fan of his drawing style either.

    Kay
    I read this over a number of weeks to try to appreciate the story and the way it is presented The narrative is very touching and the drawing amazing However, I still don t think any graphic novel other than the truly exceptional Maus is as powerful as a major prose work.

    Matt
    One of the best graphic novels I ve read and stared at in a LONG time Attention to detail is incredible.

    Giovanna Forsyth
    Such a beautifully illustrated story about loss and forgiveness It ll break your heart in all the right ways.

    Sandy
    Absolutely stunning, rich artwork and inspired use of visual metaphor note Some scenes of violent fantasies one scene of abuse Deals with death and dying.

    Alicia
    Magnificent color work.

    Twan
    This book has sharp edges and stabbed into my chest while I read it in bed But it does have a muscular blue bull in it so all isn t bad.

    Alex Hern
    IT S JUST RAINING ON MY FACE

    Glenn Johnson
    Really quite enjoyed this, a good mix of funny and sad, and the author of it is pretty nice as well

    Elizabeth
    Excellent Really excellent Heart rending account of a young man nursing his father through the last six months of his life as he dies of emphysema.

    Charles Barragan
    The writer artist bit off than he could chew, but it was all nicely digested in the end.

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