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Daytripper. Writers, Gabriel B and Fabio…

Daytripper. Writers, Gabriel B and Fabio Moon (original 2010; edition 2011)

by Gabriel B (Author)

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Title:Daytripper. Writers, Gabriel B and Fabio Moon
Authors:Gabriel B (Author)
Info:Titan Publishing Company (2011), 256 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned

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Daytripper by Gabriel Bá (2010)


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[b: Daytripper|8477057|Daytripper|Fábio Moon|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1327876816s/8477057.jpg|13341979] is one of those books that is very difficult to define. It's a book that resists the hyperbole that is often cast upon such stories. Calling it 'life-changing' or in any way 'transformative' would be doing it a disservice. It's not necessarily the sort of feel-good book that you leave like a happy film, but something else. It's something that presents its philosophy bluntly, at times almost cruelly, but then falls into a rhythm that proves difficult to resist. By the end of the book you do feel different, perhaps as calm and satisfied as the protagonist, perhaps not. But life is like that, isn't it?

[b: Daytripper|8477057|Daytripper|Fábio Moon|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1327876816s/8477057.jpg|13341979] is a collection of stories that comrpise the life of Bras, an obituary writer who lives in the shadow of his father's success. His dad, indeed, is one of the best known writers in Brazil - a cultural and artistic landmark of the country. How can Bras, writing now only of people's deaths, measure up? Bras has lived in his father's shadow - but when does he truly begin living? With the death of his father? With the day he was born? His first kiss? With the tragedies that awakened him? At what point does life begin meaning something, at what moment? Can it all be summed up in something like an obituary, or is it something different? Is fantasy where we escape, or is it a route by which to navigate our lives? These questions and more are what comprise [b: Daytripper|8477057|Daytripper|Fábio Moon|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1327876816s/8477057.jpg|13341979], and partially what makes it so difficult to sum up and define.

The artwork is glorious, fluid and dreamlike. Like the ocean so central to the story it ebbs and flows - at once realistic, and then in the next breath and panel something ethereal. The whole of it is so gorgeous, and something that could only really exist within the graphic novel medium. I readily recommend this book to anyone and everyone, and truly hope most of my followers here on GoodReads will pick it up. It is well worth the read, and all the contemplative musings that reading it will raise up within you. ( )
  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
Beautiful artwork, and an interesting story about the pivotal moments in one man's life. Loved it. ( )
  gossamerchild88 | Mar 30, 2018 |
Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, is an award-winning 10-issue comic book, collected into a trade paperback, by Vertigo.

Daytripper takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the life of the main character, Bras de Oliva Domingos.

Bras, a newspaper obituaries writer is a struggling writer, trying to step out of the shadows of his successful novelist father, to make a name for himself in the literary world.

Each issue of Daytripper focuses on a specific time in Bras’ life – his innocent adolescence when he was 11; his carefree post-college days in his early 20′s, when he thought anything was possible; his more cautious, career-oriented life during his mid 30′s; his elderly years as a successful writer, in his 70′s.

Each issue presents a different defining moment in Bras’ life and shows readers how it would have ended up had Bras done things differently or taken a different path.

Through its beautiful, subtle but meaningful illustrations, Daytripper tries to define life through death, and reality through dreams. It’s a story about friendship, love, mortality, and the difficult choices people make to make their lives more meaningful.

Daytripper is a very moving story that will make readers re-assess their own lives, and dreams, and hopefully, to wake up in order to live.

"…what my dreams really show me is what my life can be once I open my eyes." ( )
  aychayen | Jan 7, 2018 |
what are the most important days of your life?
  stevholt | Nov 19, 2017 |
Well written and drawn, but I found the central gimmick distracting; the regularity of it made it hard for me to get attached to any character or be surprised by any development. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Bá, Gabrielprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moon, Fabiomain authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, DaveColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Assis, ÉricoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Denardin, FabioEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thompson, CraigIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Presents key moments in the life of Brás de Oliva Domingos, a Brazilian writer and sometime journalist, and the son of a prominent author, as if each episode would turn out to be the day in which he was about to die.

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