Boundless

Boundless

Graphic Novel - 2017 | First edition.
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"A woman post-breakup becomes obsessed with the "mirror Facebook" of herself-seeing a life that could be hers. Another woman, besieged by bed bugs, studies her relationship and the effects her recently-ended secret affair has on it. An anonymous music file surfaces on the internet and a cult springs up in its wake. A group of city animals briefly open their minds to us; A woman finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, as she shrinks the world around her recedes. Jillian Tamaki brings her combined characteristic realism and humor to her first collection of short stories. Boundless explores the lives of women and how the expectations of others influence their real and virtual selves. Mixing objective reality, speculative fiction, out-and-out fantasy, and a matter-of-fact feminism, Tamaki shows herself to be a short story talent equal to her peers Adrian Tomine and Eleanor Davis. As Tamaki experiments with art-styles, we see hyper-realist detailing dueling with thick chunky blocks of ink, each delicately setting the mood for her character's inner turmoil."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Montréal, Québec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781770462878
1770462872
Branch Call Number: TAM
Characteristics: 208 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour)

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kwsmith
Jul 29, 2018

Full of weighty poetic language and dramatic sweeping brush strokes, this sometimes surreal meditation on growing up as a young woman will have broad appeal to even the most jaded millennial girls.

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lydia1879
May 24, 2018

Felt like a collection of short stories as comics. Less slice-of-life and more surreal than I expected but I enjoyed it.

I really liked some of the more sci-fi based stories, they had a life of their own and felt like they had more momentum. I definitely liked some of the simpler colour palettes, although sometimes if Tamaki drew a single image across a whole page I felt like it didn't really read well.

I'd like to read more of her to get a better sense of her work. c:

JCLChrisK May 24, 2018

A collection of intriguing slice-of-life short stories. They border on too abstract or oblique without crossing over, capturing very human moments, feelings, and experiences readers will recognize. An amazing variety of art styles and modes of expression. Compelling and poignant.

KHCPL_Doug Apr 09, 2018

The author of This One Summer, which I absolutely loved, creates here a collection of short stories involving women and their lives. Each story is very different, yet I felt like I knew the women in the story. They were very relatable, and their stories seemed familiar to me, although distanced by the gender barrier. But I could still identify and empathize, and the stories resonated mostly as something true. Granted, I was the wrong audience for this collection, which really is written for and about women and who they are or who they can be. For that I recognized it as a wonderful work, although for me personally it wasn't great like This One Summer was.

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SueRay777
Jan 16, 2018

Good, you should read it!

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mclarjh
Aug 29, 2017

The drawings are attractive (but digitization has ruined the smooth lines). I found the subject of the stories to be light, shallow, and (too) youthful.

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