Tricked [NOOK Book]


Winner of the Harvey & Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel.

"Indie Book of the Year" -- ...
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Winner of the Harvey & Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel.

"Indie Book of the Year" -- Wizard Magazine

"Most indie film should be this good." -- Entertainment Weekly

"A master of the slice-of-life indie comic genre." -- Publishers Weekly

"A drama and a thriller that plays to the real strength of the medium." -- Variety

"Carefully and cleverly structured. . . . Such an accomplishment is no easy trick." -- Time

"If Brian Bendis is comics' David Mamet, and Grant Morrison its David Cronenberg, then Alex Robinson is its Robert Altman." -- Matt Singer, The Village Voice

"Brilliant . . . Robinson's work has the potential to appeal to comics fans who don't normally read "alternative" comics and to readers who normally avoid comics entirely. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal

"I've read a lot of excellent graphic novels this year, but I haven't read a better one than Tricked. A wonderful piece of work about life and the mistakes we make and the demons that drive us." -- Heidi MacDonald, Comics Buyer's Guide

Alex Robinson, "the master of true-to-life relationship drama" (Library Journal), has created another tour de force. Tricked follows the lives of six people -- a reclusive rock legend, a heartbroken waitress, a counterfeiter, an obsessive crank, a lost daughter, and a frustrated lover -- whose lives are unconnected until an act of violence brings them spiraling in on each other. Combining intriguing characters with a story structure that is both complex and innovative, Tricked is not to be missed. Now in an all-new hardcover edition with a brand new cover to boot!
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
It's been four years since Robinson's Box Office Poison won an Eisner Award, as well as the prize for best debut graphic novel at the international festival in Angoul me. It's been a long wait, but Tricked is well worth it. This dense graphic novel follows the paths of six characters who weave around one another, all finally meeting in the story's violent climax. The six are Ray Beam, a blocked and exhausted rock star; Nick, a small-time grifter; Phoebe, a daughter in search of her father; Steve, the very worst kind of music fan; Lily, a young girl drawn into Ray's artistic drama; and Caprice, a self-defeating waitress. Before the final meeting, each leads a fully realized life, whose detailed individuality and complex relationships mark Robinson as a truly gifted writer. His art is no less impressive, with clear line drawings that hone in on the subtleties of his characters' emotional lives. A master of the slice-of-life indie comic genre, Robinson brings a strong dramatic force to his work as well. Robinson's talent allows his characters to be comprehensible even when they act like spoiled jerks or sabotage their own chances for happiness--but his authorial generosity returns them all to their own best selves by the end. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
A burnt-out rock star, his new lover, and one of his biggest fans, a waitress, a small-time criminal, and a girl finally meeting her biological father: Robinson builds on the reputation he established with the wonderful Box Office Poison with this tale of six expertly delineated characters coming inexorably closer together, towards a moment of tragedy for them all. (LJ 3/15/05)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603092258
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 302,484
  • File size: 105 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2005

    Even better than BOP

    If you liked Box Office Poison, you'll LOVE Tricked. Robinson does it again with writing characters that jump off the page. This story shows his great skill in writing real dialogue and situations with multiple characters that you care about what happens to them. His art perfectly compliments his words to make for a completely engrossing story. You will not be able to put this one down.

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