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Violent Cases (1987) OGN SC

Contribution History:
Date User Field Old Value New Value
2013-11-21 13:45:54 mikebo Notes Introduction by Neil Gaiman Introduction by Neil Gaiman ISBN: 1-85286-372-2
2013-02-24 09:52:46 mikebo Name Violent Cases
2009-03-08 11:01:31 mikebo Synopsis An exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, Violent Cases marks the beginning of the astonishing and award-winning collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and the artist Dave McKean, offered in its first Dark Horse edition, in softcover format with coverflaps. Set only in the memory of its author, this brillant short story meanders through levels of recollection surrounding a childhood injury. After dislocating his arm, a young boy is taken to see a doctor - an aged osteopath who was once the doctor of legendary gangster Al Capone. Through studied observations and painstaking attempts at truthful recall, the author reconstructs his tattered memories of the events surrounding his meeting with the doctor, and delves into the psychological complexities that emerged from the doctor's bizarre tales of Capone's life of crime. An exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, Violent Cases marks the beginning of the astonishing and award-winning collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and the artist Dave McKean. Set only in the memory of its author, this brillant short story meanders through levels of recollection surrounding a childhood injury. After dislocating his arm, a young boy is taken to see a doctor - an aged osteopath who was once the doctor of legendary gangster Al Capone. Through studied observations and painstaking attempts at truthful recall, the author reconstructs his tattered memories of the events surrounding his meeting with the doctor, and delves into the psychological complexities that emerged from the doctor's bizarre tales of Capone's life of crime.
2008-12-26 21:33:13 mikebo Added Creator Dave McKean
2008-12-26 21:33:13 mikebo Added Creator Dave McKean
2008-12-26 21:33:13 mikebo Notes Introduction by Neil Gaiman
2008-12-26 21:29:48 mikebo Format Standard Comic Issue Original Graphic Novel
2008-12-26 21:29:48 mikebo Pagecount 48
2008-12-08 19:54:12 Bob173 Synopsis An exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, Violent Cases marks the beginning of the astonishing and award-winning collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and the artist Dave McKean, offered in its first Dark Horse edition, in softcover format with coverflaps. Set only in the memory of its author, this brillant short story meanders through levels of recollection surrounding a childhood injury. After dislocating his arm, a young boy is taken to see a doctor - an aged osteopath who was once the doctor of legendary gangster Al Capone. Through studied observations and painstaking attempts at truthful recall, the author reconstructs his tattered memories of the events surrounding his meeting with the doctor, and delves into the psychological complexities that emerged from the doctor's bizarre tales of Capone's life of crime.
2008-03-19 00:04:23 mikebo Added Cover Added cover (thumbnail)
2008-03-19 00:04:23 mikebo Added Cover Added cover (large)

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