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How to talk to girls at parties

by Gaiman, Neil,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
Available (13)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GAIMAN Neil
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  YA GAIMAN Neil
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Graphic Novel GR G
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  GR G
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Gaiman
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Gaiman
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Gaiman
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Gaiman
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Graphic Novels YA GRAPHIC GAIMAN
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  YA GRAPHIC GAIMAN
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC GAI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC GAI
 
 
F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Graphic Novel Graphic F Gai
Location  F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  Graphic F Gai
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Display Graphic Novel GAI
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Display
 
Call Number  Graphic Novel GAI
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION GAIMAN Neil
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  G-FICTION GAIMAN Neil
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC GAIMA
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  YA GRAPHIC GAIMA
 
 
Northland Public Library Graphic Novels FIC GAIMAN GRAPHIC
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  FIC GAIMAN GRAPHIC
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA GRAPHIC GAIMAN
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA GRAPHIC GAIMAN
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Teen Graphic Novel YAGN GAIMAN
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Teen Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  YAGN GAIMAN
 
 
Summary
Enn is a 16-year-old boy who just doesn't understand girls, while his friend Vic seems to have them all figured out. Both teenagers are in for the shock of their young lives, however, when they crash a local party only to discover that the girls there are far, far more than they appear! From the Locus Award-winning short story by Neil Gaiman - one of the most celebrated authors of our time - and adapted in vibrant ink-and-watercolour illustrations by the Daytripper duo of Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, this original hardcover graphic novel is absolutely not to be missed!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This graphic adaptation of Gaiman's short story, originally in Fragile Things (2006), toys with the notion that girls really are from another planet. Teenage boys Enn and Vic wander into a party bursting with gorgeous, ageless women. Suave Vic quickly pairs off with stunning Stella, leaving awkward Enn to stutter and stall his way through halting conversations. But in those deeply strange interactions, it becomes clear that not only are the girls not of this world, but their intentions might be sinister. Gaiman's particular brand of horror-tinged sci-fi is well matched by Moon and Bá's angular artwork. Beautiful faces and features subtly transform into exaggerated, vaguely alien expressions, and the atmospheric watercolor palette shifts to match the mood: sunny daylight tones move into fiery sunset colors and, finally, eerie twilight purples as the boys flee. Most enchanting, perhaps, is what's left out there's only a hint of Vic's terrifying interaction with Stella and the merest suggestion of what the girls at the party really are. Hand to Gaiman fans or anyone who loves weird horror.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gaiman's Hugo-nominated short story gets a graphic adaptation ahead of a planned cinematic one, and Ba and Moon (Daytripper) deliver exquisite art that elevates the tale's surprisingly mundane premise. Transparent author insert and clueless straight-coded teenager Enn accompanies his pal Vic to a house party, during the course of which he meets three young women. It's clear that the women aren't merely "tourists" in the terrestrial sense; they're otherworldly and extra-dimensional, sent for various nebulous purposes to Earth. While Enn has his horizons (literally) broadened, Vic attempts to sleep with a fourth woman, only to have his amorous intentions (equally literally) blow up in his face. Gaiman works from a questionable, adolescent premise: what if women seem so alien because they're really from another planet? With no resolution beyond Enn's nice-guy stroll into the sunset and Vic's punishment for cliché machismo, the real fun here is in the art: striking linework, breathtaking watercolors, and creative incorporation of text elevate the story considerably. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series The Neil Gaiman library
Subjects Teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenage boys -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenage girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Man-woman relationships -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Parties -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Milwaukie, OR :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Bá, Gabriel, author, artist, illustrator.
Moon, Fábio, author, artist, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Based on the short story 'How to talk to girls at parties' by Neil Gaiman, originally published in Fragile things (2006)"--Title page verso.
Description 61 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
ISBN 9781616559557
1616559551
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