Slaughterhouse-Five: The Graphic Novel

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Price
$24.99  $23.24
Publisher
Archaia
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
7.0 X 9.6 X 0.9 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781684156252

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About the Author
Ryan North's recent work includes the nonfiction books How To Take Over The World and How To Invent Everything, the semi-fictional graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, and the so-far-fictional Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series for Marvel. He's a multiple New York Times bestseller whose work has been translated into 16 different languages to date, and as a linguist, he's very happy about that. He lives in Toronto, where he once messed up walking his dog so badly it made the news.
Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most acclaimed American writers of the past century, died in New York City on April 11, 2007. He was the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels, including such literary classics as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Penguin Group (USA) was fortunate to publish several of Mr. Vonnegut's books, including the novels Timequake and Hocus Pocus as well as a collection of short fiction, Bagombo Snuff Box.
Reviews
"Only Albert Monteys and Ryan North could have adapted the unadaptable with absolute cleverness and absolute compassion; this team created something so poignant and profound, an incredible feat and mastery of craft that will awe uninitiated readers as well as the most faithful fans of Vonnegut's work. I was blown away."--MARGUERITE BENNETT, Batwoman
"Ryan North distills Vonnegut's signature rhythms into a perfect panel by panel choreography and Albert Monteys' skillful artwork brings energetic new angles to the subversive cosmic philosophizing and ruefully dark humor that's made this book beloved by generations. This version of "so it goes"? So, it's great." --EVAN NARCISSE, Rise of the Black Panther
"I'm in awe at the mastery of the medium shown in SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE. Ryan and Albert have perfectly adapted Vonnegut's masterpiece to comics, elevating the story in a fresh and beautiful way, taking full advantage of the inherent language of the medium. They've created a benchmark far out of reach of the rest of us in the industry. I ... hate them?"--CHIP ZDARSKY, Sex Criminals
"This tragic, bleakly funny take on Vonnegut's defining work will send enthused readers back to the source, and deserves a place beside it on the shelf."-- "Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"
"Exceptional."--Brian K. Vaughan, Saga
"...North harnesses his dry-humored goofiness to translate what is arguably one of the most darkly comedic stories ever told in fiction, hammering things home with delightful cartooning from Monteys."-- "Polygon"
"Simply amazing work. An absolute tour de force, both respectful and audacious in the treating of the material." --Kieron Gillen, Once & Future
"To capture the details of Slaughterhouse-Five would be difficult enough--to capture the spirit of it seems impossible. But North and Monteys do exactly that, in a way that feels effortless and playful, without losing the beauty, the charm or the sadness of Vonnegut's original work. A masterful adaptation, highly recommended."--AL EWING, We Only Find Them When They're Dead
"With this work, North and Monteys have created the best, and most effective, graphic novel adaptation of a literary novel in recent memory."-- "Library Journal, Starred Review"