Epileptic (Paperback)
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Epileptic (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 23/03/2006
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'A work of deep, deep darkness and luminosity' - The Guardian

The most acclaimed European graphic novel of the last ten years, Epileptic is David B.'s story of his brother's battle with epilepsy - but it turns into a penetrating and sometimes lacerating self-examination on the author's part, as he delves into his own complex emotions and his family's troubled history, as well as his own youthful fantasy life.

Particularly pointed is his description of the family journey from one attempted cure to another, including acupuncture, spiritualism and macrobiotics. David B.'s drawing is utterly extraordinary, balancing literal representation and expressionist psychological distortion.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224079204
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 688 g
Dimensions: 222 x 165 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An extraordinary graphic novel memoir of a childhood spent growing up with an epileptic brother... Epileptic possesses a charm, rhythm and majesty all its own' - Time Out 

'A graphics extravaganza...bursting with energy and wild imaginings, a comic tour de force that is as emotionally gut-wrenching as it is visually stunning... Epileptic is a masterpiece - perhaps the masterpiece - of the genre' - Spectator 

'A work of deep, deep darkness and luminosity' - The Guardian 

'An astonishing, autobiographical graphic novel...it's very moving and...very funny' - The Times 

'It is rare to encounter a project this honest and forthright about real human emotions. But saying that Epileptic is merely confessional conveys nothing of what makes it so special. David B. had scrafted the most innovative comics project of the decade. And probably also the most important' - The Comics Journal

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