Arsenal Pulp Press
November 05, 2019
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About the Author
Lucas Harari was born in Paris in 1990, where he still lives, and has a degree in decorative arts with a special interest in printed works. He self-published fanzines before working as an illustrator for book publishers and others. Swimming in Darkness is his first book.
"Harari's tale is pulpy noir by way of Hitchcock, with a strong, Lynchian hint of the uncanny." -NPR's "Best Books of the Year" list "This noirish modern of mysterious architectures, strange geometries and people drowning in obsession is eerily unsettling and completely mesmerising." --Warren Ellis "Swimming in Darkness is a beautifully rendered mystery. Its pages teem with secret passages, showing us that Earth has an architecture beyond our recognition." --Samuel Sattin, author of Legend "Much like the mountain in Swimming In Darkness, Harari's intricate, puzzle-like grid will pull you in, and swallow you whole." --Elsa Charretier, author of November Vol. 1 "Praise for this book cannot be overstated ... From the opening pages, Swimming in Darkness grabs the reader and refuses to let go, creeping slowly through an uncanny realm where fiction and reality dance together in a haunting and unforgettable waltz." --Comic Watch "Harari incorporates local legend with the history of architecture, particularly the idea of secret rooms, and wraps these all around Zumthor's conundrum of a structure and the stylistic forms of noir ... Compelling." --Comics Beat