Black Hole

I read Black Hole by Charles Burns last night.

After I finished, I stayed up another hour making furious notes about everything it triggered. If you think of Fun Home as ultimately cerebral, this book is ultimately visceral.

Everyone, but especially capn_jil, if you haven’t read it yet, go, read.

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  • gregmce
    July 21, 2006 at 10:21 am

    I read Black Hole in serialized format over the years but the collected edition is sitting on my nightstand, waiting for a good long uninterrupted timespan so I can re-experience it all at once.

    (It’s one of the few books that the mere idea of reviewing is daunting because I’d want to “get it right” and I suspect that my attempts to describe and analyze it would fall short of what’s captured in my head.)

  • anonymous
    July 21, 2006 at 10:43 am

    oh god. i think that was serialized in ny press back when. i cannot stand the way he draws.

  • capn_jil
    July 21, 2006 at 1:28 pm

    I’ve read an issue or two of this guy’s shit. Now I am nervous as to why you single me out for its reading pleasure…

  • thisisnotanlj
    July 21, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    all i can say is that you’ll see when you read it. i think you will, anyway.

  • capn_jil
    July 21, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    OK… I placed a hold on the SOB. We shall see. we shall see.

  • signifier
    July 22, 2006 at 12:58 am

    I’d be very curious to hear about what it triggered for you–I wrote about it in Salon a while ago, & LOVED it.