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Black Hole (graphic novel)

7 Ratings: 4.7
A graphic novel by Charles Burns

The prodigiously talented Burns hit the comics scene in the '80s via Raw magazine, wielding razor-sharp, ironic-retro graphics. Over the years his work has developed a horrific subtext perpetually lurking beneath the mundane suburban surface. In … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Comics, Comics & Graphic Novels, Charles Burns
Author: Charles Burns
Genre: Japanese Horror, Gaphic Novel
Publisher: Pantheon (October 18, 2005)
Date Published: (October 18, 2005)
4 reviews about Black Hole (graphic novel)
Quick Tip by . March 22, 2012
An unsettling, allegorical tale of adolescence and mutation in the 1970s. Part coming of age drama, part Cronenbergian body horror. Burns' superb writing and bold black and white artwork make this a highly engrossing and highly impressive read. Not one for the easily shocked.
Quick Tip by . December 02, 2009
A graphic novel that you enjoy reading, like a novel. Stark & compelling illustrations.
review by . November 09, 2008
Black Hole by Charles Burns
Outstanding! Absolutely the best graphic horror novel ever written, and brought together in one book that I literally finished in only a few hours. Then I had to go back, and peer once again at the wonderfully twisted graphic cells.     Forget herpes and AIDS, this story is about a $exually transmitted disease that is sweeping through the teen population in Seattle WA during the 70's. Sure, it may be fatal, but when teenagers are so concerned about looks and cliques and fitting …
review by . February 12, 2008
Pros: Humor, horror, mystery, the 70s... what more could I ask for?     Cons: May be offensive to immature audiences     The Bottom Line: A great graphic novel with an interesting, thought-provoking storyline. I'm adding Charles Burns to my "To-Read" list.     I'm always trying to find new graphic novels and their authors and illustrators. Often, I pick a few by different authors, hoping to find someone who's style I'll like, then I can …
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