The Book Of Hope

Tommi Musturi

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The Book Of Hope

The Book Of Hope In a way that only the medium of comics can The Book of Hope slows the reader down to the rhythms of the silent life of a retired couple living in a rural countryside Behind the static routine momen

  • Title: The Book Of Hope
  • Author: Tommi Musturi
  • ISBN: 9781606998779
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a way that only the medium of comics can, The Book of Hope slows the reader down to the rhythms of the silent life of a retired couple living in a rural countryside Behind the static, routine moments of everyday life something bigger takes shape A flash of encroaching death starts to consume the husband, leading to visions and questions This graphic novel from cartooIn a way that only the medium of comics can, The Book of Hope slows the reader down to the rhythms of the silent life of a retired couple living in a rural countryside Behind the static, routine moments of everyday life something bigger takes shape A flash of encroaching death starts to consume the husband, leading to visions and questions This graphic novel from cartoonist Tommi Musturi is a thoughtful exploration of the human condition, and the series of mostly quotidian moments that make up most of our lives The strong presence of silence and nature reflect the arctic exotica of Musturi s native Finland, but with a relatability, eloquence, and economy that will remind American readers of Chris Ware s Jimmy Corrigan The Book of Hope is a humane book filled with timeless humor and life itself.

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    1. Sooraya Evans on said:

      Depressing.Personally, I found the art and narrative to be rather disjointed.It's basically random philosophical ramblings of the main character (i.e. the husband) as he navigates his way through mundane post-retirement life. Fishing, eating, working around the house, taking a piss and scratching his ass. Rinse and repeat. The wife only makes an appearance towards the end of the book.Post-retirement life can indeed be boring for some. I just wished the author had shown the other side of it inste [...]

    2. David Schaafsma on said:

      How a Dope Copes: With Hope.What do you know about Finnish comics? If you know anything, you know Tove Jansson's Moomin. Since my wife is part Finnish, we have a lot of Moomin volumes around the house. A cultural requirement. I have this feeling Musturi will never be quite as well known as Jansson, since he is just stranger and less cuddly. But he works out of the Finnish collective KutiKuti and he is a Finnish comics icon today. This looks like one of his first works in English translation.The [...]

    3. Saif Saeed on said:

      I think different people will read this book and have vastly differing perspectives on what it means to them, and in that way the thoughtful nature of this book succeeds.The book is a window into a lifestyle, that of a retired man living in Finland and how he spends his twilight years. It can be existential, hopeful, sad, melancholic, beautiful, optimistic, and tragic all at once. Its 'a quiet life', and how you choose to view it is entirely up to you.For me, I found it hopeful. Maybe because I' [...]

    4. Nancy on said:

      Sweet and clean lines and colors and bold landscapes, but I got bogged down with the western scene, and overall didn't feel connected to our hero. Alas. I really wanted to like this because of how much I enjoyed Simply Samuel. Some very smart and fun references (to the Residents!), and the dailiness of Finnish life.

    5. Tito Yusuf on said:

      Artworks are great. But the content is not that easy to understand (for me). Or maybe i'm just not in the right time when i read this book. Well, You can try read this book in your sad moment.

    6. Neil Dustine on said:

      This book is full of insipiration and motivative quotes that change my view point of being an beginning artist. It tells me how to solve problems in a way without being overwhelm my self.The theme of the book is definitely about Hope.

    7. Peter on said:

      More visual than text. Probably should go through again. Norwegian oaps dealing with lonliness and death.

    8. Andrea Goldston on said:

      A beautifully drawn book about the dead and dying dreams of the old, and the sense of having been cheated out of some excitement about life.As visual information, the book is gorgeous. The drawings are beautiful, imaginative, and frequently grotesque. As a novel, I find the affair fairly boring. Many grand statements that added up to a dreadful cynicism.

    9. Sonia on said:

      Similar to Chris Ware's work but more readable; existential themes not unlike Seth's Clyde Fans but funnier, more Scandinavian; paradoxically encyclopedic, showing how everything in the world can be encapsulated in a single seemingly unremarkable life--utterly delightful.

    10. Peter on said:

      Hvis vi bilder os ind, at der stadig er håb, så kan vi bedre holde håbløsheden på afstand.Men egentlig er der ikke meget håb her. Derimod er der masser af tristesse. Drømmene forsvinder, man resignerer, og livet ebber ud.

    11. jt on said:

      This book is a series of two-page (mostly) monologues, akin to poetry. Unfortunately, for the most part, I despise poetry. I can see how this collection would appeal to some, but it just wasn't for me. I will say that I really did love the drawing style.

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