• Title: Incidents in the Night Book 2
  • Author: David B. Brian Evenson
  • ISBN: 9780988901483
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Incidents in the Night Book Praise for Incidents in the Night Book finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Graphic Novel category One of Best Comics and Graphic Novels of the year Time A treat for sophisticated adult
    Praise for Incidents in the Night Book 1 finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Graphic Novel category One of 10 Best Comics and Graphic Novels of the year Time A treat for sophisticated adult story omnivores with a taste for bizarre mysteries Library Journal Incidents owes than a bit to Jorge Luis Borges s short stories Douglas Wolk, The Washington PoPraise for Incidents in the Night Book 1 finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Graphic Novel category One of 10 Best Comics and Graphic Novels of the year Time A treat for sophisticated adult story omnivores with a taste for bizarre mysteries Library Journal Incidents owes than a bit to Jorge Luis Borges s short stories Douglas Wolk, The Washington PostAt the end of first Incidents in the Night, David B met an uncertain demise in a bizarre cliffhanger In Book 2, the worlds of Epileptic and Incidents in the Night become entangled as the author s dead brother, Jean Christophe, joins the cast to solve the mystery and uncover the occult machinations of the mad editor, mile Travers Book 2 is another treat for lovers of books and literary mysteries Once again the translation is by acclaimed novelist Brian Evenson.David B is one of the world s finest cartoonists and a co founder of the legendary L Association collective He is the author of many graphic novels including Epileptic, which was awarded Angouleme International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario and the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist.Brian Evenson is the author of eleven prize winning books of fiction, including The Open Curtain, Last Days, Windeye, and Immobility His work has been translated into over a dozen languages He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he teaches at Brown University.

    One Reply to “Incidents in the Night Book 2”

    1. At the end of Book 1 David B is dead in this clever and erudite mystery set in the bookstores of Paris, where books figure in as active characters in the story. David B (the author) has his own dead brother Jean-Christophe join a group of odd characters to solve the mystery, coming up against even more off chapters,sometimes depicted in sorta cartoony fashion. We get a lot of historical alternative backstory about Paris, its bridges, the occult, leading (possibly) to the mad editor, Émile Trave [...]

    2. I probably need to re-read this to give it a fair shot, but it just wasn't as engrossing as the first volume. I really miss David as a character and the swirling insides of Monsieur Lhôm's dusty otherwordly bookshop. The art is brilliant as always though.

    3. Epileptic by David B. is great, so I wanted to read more by him. This series is highly disappointing, ugly to look at, and difficult to follow. If you want to read a great series about the magical power of books, read The Unwritten, not Incidents in the Night.

    4. This curious series touches on David B.'s Epileptic but in a quirky way, continuing a nocturnal hunt through French meta-history. I look forward to the third volume.

    5. In September last year, I stumbled across French comics creator David B.'s strange, dreamlike comic of absurdist sensibilities, Incidents in the Night Book 1 and utterly fell in love with it.Since that first work, which I described as a dark, yet funny labyrinth of intertextuality, metafiction and myth, ended on a strong cliff-hanger (I will not spoil it), I was eager to track down the second part and read; which I have now done. And I am not disappointed. Everything I loved about the first inst [...]

    6. I enjoyed the book but it was dense, difficult reading. That's alright though. I don't mind tough books that provide challenges. I'm speaking primarily of pages 143-165. This section "The Dark Ages", left me a bit overwhelmed by the medieval history and left me struggling to see how it fit into the story of Travers and David.i suppose I need to reread this section as I'm sure it provides crucial content to the story. The plot has many twists, as detective stories tend to have, and these twists c [...]

    7. This volume seems less focused than the first one. There are many digressions--fascinating digressions, true--where the story is put on hold while much exposition happens. Perhaps David B. was getting tired of the story? Or just needed to work this all in somehow and couldn't come up with a better way to do so? I'm still enjoying this series, and am looking forward to the next volume.

    8. David B. is a good monster maker and a pretty good myth maker, but he's not so good at connecting the two. This is the second in a series of heavy literary reference and weirdness and I don't get it and I want to but I'm not sure how much there is to get. As such, I wish this were a bit more clear for those of us not in the brains of the great and powerful B. Ah well.

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