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The Arrival (2006)

by Shaun Tan

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In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.
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Wonderful. Tan's art is utterly gorgeous and his silent storytelling is masterful. Definitely worth a look. ( )
  mr_thrym | Aug 1, 2020 |
A man leave his homeland and arrives in a new country to start a new life for himself and his family. This is a wordless graphic novel, so the illustrations tell the story.
  mweinmeister | Jul 28, 2020 |
What a strange, strange book. It's huge, but with no page numbers or text. It can be read in a day, but deserves to be poured over for weeks. It's the trip of a new immigrant to a foreign world, escaping a looming threat that has grown dull and predictable. This new world is strange and confusing, with unrecognizable language and customs, crazy looking creatures and technology. By putting the reader into a completely unfamiliar and alien world, we are shown the isolation of immigrants that have to pretend they know what's going on around them.

It's special. It's worth checking out. Especially if you can rent it or just check it out in a library or bookstore, it's a phenomenal way to spend an hour. ( )
1 vote MaxAndBradley | May 27, 2020 |
Stunning. Beautifully drawn, moving, profound. The experience of the immigrant captured in purely visual terms - not a single word.

Gareth Southwell is a philosopher, writer and illustrator.
  Gareth.Southwell | May 23, 2020 |
A wonderful story about immigration set in a suitably peculiar world, only utilizing beautiful drawings by Shaun Tan. ( )
  peterbmacd | May 17, 2020 |
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Teos on todellakin yhtä kaunis ja yhtä upeaa kuvakerrontaa kuin muistinkin. Sanoja ei tarvita, eikä niillä ole tässä tarinassakaan mitään sijaa. The Arrival kertoo aivan uskomattoman kouriintuntuvasti maahanmuutosta ja vieraan kulttuurin piirissä elämään oppimisesta.
 
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"...Auf beeindruckende Weise gelingt es ihm, literarische Techniken wie Vor- und Rückblenden, Zeitdehnung und Zeitraffung sowie innere Monologe visuell umzusetzen. Wie seine Hauptfigur im neuen Land wird auch der Betrachter des Buches „gezwungen“, neu sehen zu lernen."
 

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A fabulous introduction to graphic novels for younger readers. The Arrival wordless spins the universal tale of a man leaving his country to build a better life in an unfamiliar, and sometimes confusing and scary, land.
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