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Tales from Outer Suburbia, by Shaun Tan

aurora_blues's review against another edition

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1.0

I liked two books by Shaun Tan in a row but this? ughh boring.

bookgirlsummer's review against another edition

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funny hopeful inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

lesmel's review

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3.0

I would happily read/peruse anything Shaun Tan illustrates. His artwork is exceptional. His illustrations are detailed and have depth.

antlersantlers's review

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4.0

All of the stories are so odd and lovely, and the illustrations are absolutely perfect, although it's Shaun Tan so no surprise there. In a lot of ways this book reminds me a lot of [b:The Mysteries of Harris Burdick|402114|The Mysteries of Harris Burdick|Chris Van Allsburg|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1391538985s/402114.jpg|489077]. The stories are strange and cryptic, but there is so much opportunity for imagination and agency. A bit of the story is there, and the rest you can create yourself.

pratyush's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing

4.5

deno96's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny mysterious reflective sad fast-paced

4.0

librarykristin's review against another edition

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5.0

More adult appeal than teen, but a weirdly profound collection of shorts...reminds me of George Saunders work, though with less humor.

ilovewongkarwai's review against another edition

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3.0

Lo leí en un ratito y qué cosa tan genial. Mis historias favoritas fueron grandpa's story, the nameless holiday y alert but not alarmed, pero todo el libro es increíble.

ozblom24's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious reflective relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

kabukiboy's review against another edition

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3.0

I like reading books and I like reading comics but for some reason I don’t enjoy when the formats are combined. Some great art in this book though.