Rate this book

Building Stories (2012)

by Chris Ware(Favorite Author)
4.25 of 5 Votes: 4
0375424334 (ISBN13: 9780375424335)
review 1: I can count on my fingers and toes the number of books I've read in my adult life that have allowed me to visit the kind of completely impenetrable thrill I experienced regularly as a young reader. This book is the only thing I've read in a very, very long time that I want to give to everyone I've ever met--and I say that as a girl who loves books more than anything. It's like a meta-heart in a box, made of stories that draw and grieve the realest stuff of life. I don't want to say anything about it, it's that magical.
review 2: This is a book about the world from the 'God's Eye View' perspective. The title is a pun, meaning (among other things) 'creating stories', 'stories that build (in sequence)', 'stories that build (character)' and 'the stories as told by
... morea building'. In tone and theme it reminds me of Kieslowski's 'Decalogue' series, which was itself inspired by the security cameras on Communist Poland - that sense of recording everything objectively is present in Ware's work, also. The artwork is not only strong, it fits, in each case, the message and theme of each individual piece. The random arrangement of stories is more than a mere gimmick - it enhances the sense of objectivity of moral pity. One immediately empathizes with Ware's characters, even (and perhaps especially), Branford, The Best Bee In The World. The work is full of insight, beauty and fun. less
Reviews (see all)
Chris Ware is one of the few author's I actually re-read. AMAZING!
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)