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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 1 edition (1 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843539934
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843539933
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jo Bennie VINE VOICE on 17 Aug 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a really well written and constructed guide to graphic novels. It is divided into eight clear sections, starting with what constitutes a graphic novel and the history of the genre with a 40 page graphic novel about writing comics as interlude before moving on to Fingeroth's selection of 60 best graphic novels, the writers, artist and publishers and finishing with a good informative section on Managa, a section on film adapations and resources. The layout is really attractive, with blue boxes in the margins providing information along the lines of 'if you like this, you might like...'. It is good but not great, and it isn't completely up to date, being published in 2008 it misses some of the major movements of the last four years, such as the rise of steampunk, and there are some puzzling omissions as to major writers and artists. However, a good starting point which has given me plenty of new information.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ian Williams TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Aug 2008
Format: Paperback
... then it probably shouldn't be this one. A better bet is 500 Essential Graphic Novels: The Ultimate Guide (500 Essential...). That said, this is a good second choice and complements the aforementioned book quite well.

The Rough Guide isn't as comprehensive, focussing in-depth on a top 60 graphic novels, referencing dozens of others. It also includes a short graphic novel about graphic novels, brief articles about icons of the genre (Eisner, Gaiman, Crumb, Moore, all the usual suspects and some not so usual), a piece about Manga, and quite a lot more.

As for how effective it is, it certainly brought to my attention a number of graphic novels I hadn't either considered or heard of before and I'm very glad it did.

Overall, not by a long way a definitive reference work, but not a bad introduction, and worthwhile. (The rating is really three and a half stars.)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gustavo Farias on 12 Jun 2009
Format: Paperback
This is the first book to bring together the secret behind graphic novel: including the history, principles, practices, and techniques behind the medium- helping to develop a better understanding of the different between comic books and graphic novel's unique approach to visual storytelling.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Borders Lynn on 27 Jan 2013
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Informative and useful book which has been helpful for understanding the genre. Always nice to see books being looked after and recycled,
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pingpong on 9 Jan 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a BIG disappointment.

Firstly, this is a book about graphic novels for the introductory reader. I am one of them. I want not only to read a good story but to be seduced by the art of the graphics. This book does a poor job all round. There is very little in the way of pictures of the 'cannon' the author recommends, and subsequently of story being told.

Secondly, they waste thirty pages on an irrelevant how to create a 'graphic novel' chapter!

Dont waste your money. Go for the 500 Essentials.
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