Daytripper

Daytripper

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by Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
     
 

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The acclaimed DAYTRIPPER follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death.

DAYTRIPPER follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following

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The acclaimed DAYTRIPPER follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death.

DAYTRIPPER follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous issue – and then also ends with him dying again. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence – one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. Each issue rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest – because any of us can die at any moment.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Any day in your life, you could die. Brás de Oliva Domingos writes obituaries for a Brazilian paper but dreams of writing novels like his famous father and seizing love and life as his friend Jorge urges. We glimpse nine episodes in Brás's life: first kiss, glimpse of true love, son's birth, and more—and at the end of each episode comes "what if?" What if Brás dies that day? Readers are presented with nine obituaries for Brás at different ages, i.e., nine endings to his story. The writing soars in evoking the little moments and small meanings of life, as well as in elegies penned after it ends. A warm, nostalgic realism conjuring the beauty and perfection of little moments, the art keeps pace, too. VERDICT From this work's seemingly morbid premise to its memory-lit visuals, Moon and Bá have crafted a life worth living vicariously in all its possibilities and missed chances, extended or cut short. The beautiful, seemingly artless writing reveals the authors as in command of their novelistic subject. Winner of a 2011 Eisner and a splendid find for book discussion groups and fans of literary graphic novels; with occasional nudity and sexual episodes.—M.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401229696
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
80,691
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.56(d)

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Daytripper 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gerard way--MCR--Umbrella academy-- likes it, so it must be good. Yeah?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome concept. Makes you really think about life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptionally thought provoking... give it to your friends that dont respect graphic novels
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
The story I liked and that art style. Wow was it beautiful at times. Really good read.
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Just amazing
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Wow!! This is a fantastic book. Very meaningful and edifying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about life. This book is about death. This book is about everything in between: family, friends, lovers, relationships, and choices. It is well written and well illustrated. The presentation order of the story's events and how they all link together make this a very interesting read. Without revealing too much, I was drawn into this book enough that I legitimately cried while reading the last few pages. A must buy.
Slim4Bookmark More than 1 year ago
Will review when I read the book.