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Nick Drnaso

Författare till Sabrina

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Inkluderar namnet: Nick Drnaso

Foto taget av: Nick Dnarso his Chicago studio, photographed by Olivia Obineme.

Verk av Nick Drnaso

Sabrina (2018) 692 exemplar
Beverly (2016) 148 exemplar
Acting Class (2022) 81 exemplar
The Grassy Knoll 1 exemplar
Clase de actuación (2022) 1 exemplar

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The Best American Comics 2019 (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 42 exemplar


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Palos Hills, Illinois, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA



O livro narra o misterioso desaparecimento da jovem Sabrina e acompanha os reflexos desse evento na vida das pessoas ao seu redor: a angústia de Teddy, o namorado, que passa os dias na cama imaginando o paradeiro da garota desaparecida, a tensão de seu amigo Calvin, um oficial da força aérea que se vê subitamente envolvido na trama e o desespero da irmã Sandra, em busca de notícias, recusando-se a aceitar o pior.

Em meio ao sofrimento da família, os fóruns alimentam a internet com teorias conspiratórias sobre o caso e disseminam fake news que ganham repercussão cada vez maior, borrando os limites entre realidade e ficção. Com traços calculados e cores sóbrias, Nick Drnaso cria uma história dramática sobre os afetos na era das mídias sociais, a espetacularização da violência e o declínio da verdade.… (mer)
Naves3516 | 30 andra recensioner | May 8, 2024 |
DNF. Just... boring. Really liked Sabrina, but things that worked for him there (visually indistinguishable characters, drawn out conversations that go nowhere, bland backgrounds) did not work as well here. Felt like a chore every time I picked it up to try to make progress on it.
rumbledethumps | 5 andra recensioner | Nov 25, 2023 |
Reading about how the tragic events which haunt USA society become entangled in the dark web of conspiracy theories was both sad and an emotional black hole.
Sabrina disappears and her fate happens off page, so the reader can only deduced the truth of what happened to her based on probability, however, we do see what happens to those most closely affected by her disappearance, and the disturbing fantasies weaved about them informs our opinion of the (un)likelihood of the conspiracy theories about Sabrina.

Clear parallels to bullshit peddlers such as Alex Jones and their lies about national traumas like 9-11 and Sandy Hook. It's informative about how and why these "theories" arise, but it's also a fairly bleak look into the heart of a dysfunctional society. There is a vague sense of positivity towards the end, but you need a microscope to find it. Worthwhile low pick.
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Michael.Rimmer | 30 andra recensioner | Nov 11, 2023 |
[possible spoilers]

The themes of isolation in this book are so strong, as soon as I finished it I took the opportunity to reach out to several friends I hadn't seen in some time. And I'm not even from America. I imagine it's even more hardhitting for someone who actually belongs to that culture.

I don't want to give too much away - if you haven't read it yet I recommend doing so before you read anything about it. But I'll say a few things: it struck me as a non-American (and as a gay) how little the male characters touch each other. The character Teddy comes out to Colorado to process his grief, and I think it took until at least the 2/3 mark in the book before they so much as hugged.

The conspiracy themes that start around the halfway mark also strike me as something that could only progress to such extremes in a political climate like in the US. Well, perhaps. It's funny that they tie so neatly into the last book I was reading, [b:Them: Adventures with Extremists|1823|Them Adventures with Extremists|Jon Ronson||5946]. I promise that wasn't deliberate!

The art is very minimalist, which might not be to some people's tastes, and yet it's somehow very nuanced and seems to convey feelings of isolation very effectively, especially the cramped, tiny frames that make up quite a few of its pages. I think it's great that we're seeing comic creators using the medium to their advantage in such ways. I'll be coming back to this book again, definitely. I think there's plenty I missed the first time. More please!
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finlaaaay | 30 andra recensioner | Aug 1, 2023 |



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