Storm (Paperback)Tim Minchin (author)
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Dazzling illustrated poetry from the magical mind of Tim Minchin. This is his first ever book and features a foreword from Neil Gaiman.
A storm is brewing in the confines of a London dinner party. Small talk quickly descends into a verbal and intellectual battle between science and belief, as comedian Tim goes head to head with the mysterious fifth guest at the table - a hippy named Storm.
With stunning original artwork, Tim's sublime ranty beat-poem weaves through the world we live in, where alternative medicine is given credence and public funding, psychics have primetime TV exposure and people are happy with mystery rather than answers.
While Storm herself may not be converted, audiences from London to Sydney have been won over by Tim's lyrical wonders and the timely message of the piece in a society where science is attacked as the enemy of belief. STORM is the illustrated book born from the acclaimed internet sensation - the animation that has become an anthem for critical thinking worldwide, attracting over three million views. Now fully reimagined, STORM is a masterpiece that sparkles with beauty, wit, reason and rationality.
Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1s2DUuU
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 374 g
Dimensions: 247 x 191 x 10 mm
Minchin's wordplay is dazzling * Elle *
Turner's spiky illustrations suit the tone...buy the book, watch the animation then if you're lucky, catch it live * The Metro *
The pace is harried and paired with stark illustrations that only emphasise the vent that made it to the stage * Leicester Mercury *
Storm brings Minchin's vivid, poetic and passionately argued rant to life.... DC Turner's illustrations do exactly what they are meant to do: they exaggerate the situation and caricature moods and situations * Entertainment Focus *
King and Turner's artwork sizzles with energy producing some striking layouts and effects * The Telegraph *
Storm is an unusual book that brings together ideas, poetry and comic book type illustrations which perfectly complement each other * London Visitors *
There's multiple ways to read the poem, whether it's swiftly flicking through the pages, spitting out the words as quickly as you can read them; dwelling over each panel, absorbing the stylised artwork, or reading in time with the YouTube animation. Whichever way you choose, it's a razor sharp satire that's funnier the second time around than the first. * Starburst Magazine *
The beat of the original poem is transcribed perfectly and I suspect "Storm: The Illustrated Book" will bring this cry for reason and understanding of science to a completely new audience which is exactly as it should be. * Upcoming 4 Me *
Tim's cleverly worded and rhymed prose full of passionate and articulate arguments that just make sense.
The poem is brought to life by fantastic illustrations that fit the poem flawlessly. This book comes highly recommended and it doesn't disappoint.
he book isn't a direct copy of the animation. There are extra and alternative scenes. This comes as a pleasant surprise as it made the book well worth reading despite having now seen the animation many times. The book is as good. It's as engaging. It's as clever. * Geek Native *
Storm is an edgy pictorial tour de force that will delight and enchant readers who love the funny and fantastic but never forget where the horizons of fantasy end and the borders of imagination begin... * Comics Review *
Turner and King's artwork is all angles and points, Picasso by the way of Bryan Lee O'Malley's SCOTT PILGRIM series...it's razor sharp satire and funnier the second time around * Starburst Magazine *
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I loved this graphic novel. I really enjoy Tim Minchin as a stand up and this beat poem set to pictures is as hilarious as any of his other routines or songs. He hits the nail on the head and the mix of funky art and... More
“The art is awful”
It's almost staggering just how bad the artwork is. Not only can the artist simply not draw...anything really, but they have no sense of aesthetics either...it's just plain ugly to look at. I've known... More
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