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Beautiful Darkness Hardcover – Illustrated, 20 Mar 2014

4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly; 01 edition (20 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770461299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770461291
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1.5 x 28.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Kerascoet

"[Kerascoet's] drawings . . . are beyond fantastic, and words can't do them justice anyhow." --John Martz, "Drawn

""Richly detailed full-color art offers both humor and pathos, creating engaging characters and a strong sense of place." --"Library Journal"

"A twisted tale that draws from the likes of "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Borrowers," only "Beautiful Darkness" presents a much bleaker allegory about brutality. As the tiny people lose hope, their underlying pettiness, greed and jealousy become evident despite their polite words and pretty faces."--"Los Angeles Times Hero Complex
""This unforgettable graphic novel hovers on the edge of your daydreams and nightmares."--"Publishers Weekly" Starred Review
"Eerily enchanting."--"Washington Post
""You've seen countless stories about cute little creatures living secretly in our world, but you've never read one like "Beautiful Darkness." It's a world that's as adorable as it is cruel, where life is beautiful but also cheap, and where death is omnipresent."--"io9"
"Set against the saccharine sweet storybook aesthetic of Kerascoet's rapturous watercolors, Vehlmann's narrative is a sinister saga that you won't be able to put down."--"Nerdist"
"The watercolor artwork here is painfully beautiful, and the book is...best read on three separate sittings -- one day for each season -- to take in rise and wane and grudges of the miniature empires."--"Buzzfeed"
"It's "The Borrowers" meets "Lord of the Flies.""--"Comic Book Resources"

A twisted tale that draws from the likes of "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Borrowers," only "Beautiful Darkness" presents a much bleaker allegory about brutality. As the tiny people lose hope, their underlying pettiness, greed and jealousy become evident despite their polite words and pretty faces. "Los Angeles Times Hero Complex"

This unforgettable graphic novel hovers on the edge of your daydreams and nightmares. "Publishers Weekly Starred Review"

Eerily enchanting. "Washington Post"

You've seen countless stories about cute little creatures living secretly in our world, but you've never read one like "Beautiful Darkness." It's a world that's as adorable as it is cruel, where life is beautiful but also cheap, and where death is omnipresent. "io9"

Set against the saccharine sweet storybook aesthetic of Kerascoet's rapturous watercolors, Vehlmann's narrative is a sinister saga that you won't be able to put down. "Nerdist"

The watercolor artwork here is painfully beautiful, and the book is...best read on three separate sittings -- one day for each season -- to take in rise and wane and grudges of the miniature empires. "Buzzfeed"

It's "The Borrowers" meets "Lord of the Flies." "Comic Book Resources""

"A twisted tale that draws from the likes of Alice in Wonderland and The Borrowers, only Beautiful Darkness presents a much bleaker allegory about brutality. As the tiny people lose hope, their underlying pettiness, greed and jealousy become evident despite their polite words and pretty faces." --Los Angeles Times Hero Complex

"This unforgettable graphic novel hovers on the edge of your daydreams and nightmares." --Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Eerily enchanting." --Washington Post

"You've seen countless stories about cute little creatures living secretly in our world, but you've never read one like Beautiful Darkness. It's a world that's as adorable as it is cruel, where life is beautiful but also cheap, and where death is omnipresent." --io9

"Set against the saccharine sweet storybook aesthetic of Kerascoet's rapturous watercolors, Vehlmann's narrative is a sinister saga that you won't be able to put down." --Nerdist

"The watercolor artwork here is painfully beautiful, and the book is...best read on three separate sittings -- one day for each season -- to take in rise and wane and grudges of the miniature empires." --Buzzfeed

"It's The Borrowers meets Lord of the Flies." --Comic Book Resources

About the Author

Fabien Vehlmann is a French comics writer who has been nominated for the Angouleme International Comics Festival Award a number of times. He is best known to North American audiences for his collaboration with the Norwegian cartoonist Jason on Isle of 100,000 Graves. Kerascoet is a husband-and-wife cartooning team best known for illustrating the book Miss Don't Touch Me written by Hubert, as well as a couple of the Lewis Trondheim Dungeon books.


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