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Finder: Talisman
     

Finder: Talisman

by Carla Speed McNeil (Artist), Rachel Edidin (Editor)
 

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Finder: Talisman is a great stand alone entry into an amazing world!

Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Finder: Talisman is the story of a book - the book beloved by misfits and castaways, once glimpsed and forever longed for - and of Marcie, the kid who never gives

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Finder: Talisman is a great stand alone entry into an amazing world!

Since 1996, Finder has set the bar for science-fiction storytelling, with a lush, intricate world and compelling characters. Finder: Talisman is the story of a book - the book beloved by misfits and castaways, once glimpsed and forever longed for - and of Marcie, the kid who never gives up her search for magic and meaning. Now, the fan-favorite story is collected in a new, oversized hardcover edition!

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Publishers Weekly
Since 1996, the Web comic Finder, by McNeil, winner of the Eisner and L.A. Times book prizes, has illuminated a futuristic world clearly descended from but different from ours. In this largely postliterate society, young Marcie’s life is transformed utterly by the gift and subsequent loss of a book she herself cannot read, Marcie becomes determined to master the art of reading despite the indifference and dismissive hostility most of those around her have toward static, physical books. A chance encounter with the lost book brings momentary disillusionment and inspiration to become a creator herself. Talisman focuses on that least promising of narrative potential, the quietly bookish future writer; but the doleful track record of other writerly protagonists proves misleading as McNeil transcends the usual limitations of the subgenre to create a genuinely engaging figure in young Marcie. Marcie’s betrayal at the hands of a work that cannot live up to her memory of it is skillfully handed; McNeil builds on this nearly universal experience to create an engaging and rewarding work, a demonstration of the skills that have won and will continue to win McNeil accolades, awards, and the admiration of her readers.(Oct.)

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ISBN-13:
9781616550271
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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