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Paperback Good-Bye, Chunky Rice (4th Printing) Book

ISBN: 1891830090

ISBN13: 9781891830099

Good-Bye, Chunky Rice (4th Printing)

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Book Overview

This stunning book-length debut is a quiet picture novella of a small turtle, Chunky Rice, leaving his home and his mouse friend, Dandel. A Dr. Seussian cast of colorful characters and lush cartoon-y brushwork shape this into a charming, profound tale of loneliness, loss, and undying friendship.

Customer Reviews

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I Previewed This Book and It is Very Stunning!

This book is very stunning in art, and bold colors on the cover.This book is perfect for somebody that passed away or just departed from a trip that wants a quick read. I think Goodbye ChunkyRice is a little pricey for such a short book,but is a beautifully written story in It's short number of pages. Even If you like It or not It will still be unforgettable and that's what matters! So go out and buy It and snuggle up in a quiet place, and watch the story takes It's toll, and on you!

this is it

You know that feeling when you see something for the first time, and it perfectly defines an undefinable emotion? Like the first time you heard Pink Floyd's "Great Gig in the Sky?" Same thing here. This book manages to completely encapsulate that raw loss---of friends, of family, of innocence, of whatever while going to seek your fortune. I don't want to sound corny, but it's like an elegy to what you leave behind in order to get to your future.Glorious glorious book. Go read it. Now.

Wistful...don't look back in anger.

A potent story to pass around...skirts the edge of the maudlin, but is rescued by the author's keen sensibilities. Reinvigorates the American graphic novel.

Makes comics high literary and visual art!

This stunning comic was so good I read it in one sitting (no breaks) and even cried at the end. It would make an excellent gift for a friend or a traveller (graduates!). I highly, highly recommend Chunky. It was breathtaking. I couldn't share it fast enough.

Captivating tale of the ongoing struggle to find ones home.

Chunky Rice is like no other book I've ever read. Its at one time adorable and depressing, but always captivating. Comparable to Melvile's MOBY DICK, this tale of a wandering sprit's driving desire to leave his safe and almost perfect life in exchange for the uncertantity of life at sea is one that anyone can relate to. The fact that the central character is an almost genderless cartoon turtle makes him truly iconic so that anyone can put their own identity into the character's life journey. Once Chunky Rice sets sail we are introduced to a strange crew of freakish characters each with a striking vulnerability that they try to keep buried within them only to find it constantly resurfacing. This is the type of book to read and then share with a friend. I Highly encourage everyone one to pick up this book. It's quietly poetic and beautifully drawn with a wild imaginative style that truly stands out.
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