The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil (Hardback)
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The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages
Published: 09/05/2013
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The job of the skin is to keep things in...

On the buttoned-down island of Here, all is well. By which we mean: orderly, neat, contained and, moreover, beardless.

Or at least it is until one famous day, when Dave, bald but for a single hair, finds himself assailed by a terrifying, unstoppable...monster*!

Where did it come from? How should the islanders deal with it? And what, most importantly, are they going to do with Dave?

The first book from a new leading light of UK comics, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is an off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl. It is about life, death and the meaning of beards.

(*We mean a gigantic beard, basically.)

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224096287
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1213 g
Dimensions: 305 x 220 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It's part satire, part parable, part nursery rhyme and part disaster movie, and it's an utter joy to read. -- Tom Gatti * The Times *
Clever, funny and beautiful to look at... A fairytale for adults that children will also adore, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is surely destined to become a classic. -- Rachel Cooke * Observer *
As splendiferous as its title... An inspired swirling of the mundane with the surreal, the plot may be simple but his satire on modern life is witty and thoughtful. -- Larushka Ivan-Zadeh * Metro *
Collins' wonderful debut unfolds with slow and simple elegance through black-and-white panels. -- James Smart * Guardian *
It reminds me of nothing so much as a Roald Dahl novel. -- Alex Hern * New Statesman *

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“Captivating.”

From the feel of it's pages, the beautifully crafted artwork and story, to the way the words are intertwined, this book is sheer perfection.
What happens when chaos upsets out perfectly laidbout lives, we all... More

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