Patience

Patience

Graphic Novel - 2016
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"A cosmic timewarp deathtrip to the primordial infinite of everlasting love"--Page 4 of cover
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781606999059
1606999052
Branch Call Number: GN Clowes, D 2016
Characteristics: 177 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

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LPL_EliH Nov 29, 2017

At first, it appears to just be a time travel quest-- for love and identity-- that unexpectedly recalls The Count of Monte Cristo in essence while adding lurid visuals. Beyond the basics, though, Clowes builds tragic, poignant characters while asking weighty philosophical and moral questions with no comfortable answers. There's a certain stark, cruel realism here that cuts through the absurdity of the time travel shenanigans and hits the reader on a deep level.

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Jacob Zachary
Jul 07, 2017

I was on the way to the library to return the book since it was due back. Thought I would just stop in the park and read the first few pages to get an idea about the story before returning it. Read the whole book on an uncomfortable bench.

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kwsmith
Jun 25, 2017

I wasn't expecting Daniel Clowes to deliver a heartfelt love story. Inked with a vaguely psychedelic 1960's colour palette, this full-colour science-fiction time-traveling love story hits all the right spots.

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mclarjh
Apr 13, 2017

Hard cover teenage comic book with sci fi fantasy theme. Worthless.

KateHillier Jan 09, 2017

Mad points for imagination! This is a crazy time travel, mystery, revenge, love story and at the same time, it's totally different from all of those things. Familiar and strange all at once. Typical for Daniel Clowes.

I don't want to say much else about it since I went in nothing but if you're familiar with this author you'll enjoy this too. Otherwise if what I said above sounds interesting, if you like a very in depth story that crosses a couple of genres, and bright colourful and sometimes weird artwork, this is worth a shot too.

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abcDena
Dec 29, 2016

I'm a huge fan of Clowes' work and went to see his exhibit in Chicago AND waited forever for a copy of this book only to be disappointed. Maybe it's bad timing, or I've outgrown Clowes' strange worlds and characters...but I couldn't finish this. While the artwork is great, Patience-the-story is messy, disjointed, and just plain dumb. The trippy time travel angle a huge distraction, it doesn't add to the story or help support Clowes' favourite themes of anguish, rage and isolation. I'll try to re-read it some day.

Marlowe Dec 08, 2016

This is my first Clowes graphic novel. I love his style, and find that it perfectly fit the story. I would describe this as a combination of Blade Runner, Back to the Future, and Terminator. There's time travel, futuristic devices, violence, revenge, and love. This is a fun and visually appealing read.

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amoby
Nov 21, 2016

This would make a great movie, somebody call the Ghost World cast.

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abcDena
Jun 12, 2016

It's not my favourite work by Daniel Clowes, but I loved it once I got into the story. Time travel romance murder mystery, anyone?

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nickhowe85
May 30, 2016

Check this book out, please.

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