- “The Sculptor” by Scott McCloud
- Graphic Novel
- Read as a hard copy
- 5/5 stars
- Finished July 11, 2015
David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn’t making it any easier!
This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world’s greatest city. It’s about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life…and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.
When I visited my favorite bookstore of all time, one of the book sellers told me that this ARC was being passed around from all the employees and that I had to read it. Of course I picked it up immediately. This is a graphic novel that is about David, an aspiring sculptor. He makes a deal with Death that he can make whatever he wants, but he only can live for 200 days and if he tells anyone that that will happen, he loses days.
I can’t even form words around this book, except to say it is one of the most phenomenal books I’ve ever read in the history of ever. Resonating, strong, beautiful in so many ways, it’s etched it’s way into my heart and it’s not something I’ll be forgetting in a long long long time. I know this is a shorter review than normal, however, I truly think the beauty of this book is going in with no expectations and watch it change everything.
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