City of Glass: The Graphic Novel

City of Glass: The Graphic Novel

Novel about a novelist named Quinn who's mistaken for a detective named Paul Auster and loses his mind and identity in the course of a meaningless case...

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Title:City of Glass: The Graphic Novel
Author:Paul Karasik
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:0571226337
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

City of Glass: The Graphic Novel Reviews

  • Sam
    May 24, 2007
    the original City of Glass, by paul auster, was a book that i enjoyed greatly when i first read it. i thought it was really unique, a thoughtful, stylish blend of raymond chandler, kafka, and borges. i still like it, but it hasn't aged that well for me. a lot of what i thought was play...
  • Aryeh
    Sep 25, 2013
    This is quite possibly a perfect example of how a graphic novel can tell a different (and in my opinion better in this case) story than the original work by introducing pictures to the words. In this first illustrated book of Paul Auster's New York trilogy (mid 1980s noir mystery serie...
  • Jace
    Mar 11, 2008
    I was a little surprised to see this on the "Graphic Novel" bookcase at the library--because I'm still not convinced it needed to be re-writeen in comic form--but as thin as it is, I decided to check it out. I liked Auster's original City of Glass, but looking back that may have been b...
  • Núria
    Jul 20, 2008
    'La ciudad de cristal' es mi favorita de todas las cosas que ha escrito Paul Auster. Es tambin lo primero que le de este escritor. Es la primera parte de la 'Triloga de Nueva York' que a da de hoy me sigue pareciendo la nica obra de Auster realmente conseguida. Es por esto qu...
  • Bob Redmond
    Oct 17, 2009
    Auster's first novel proves exponentially more risky and rewarding than almost anything he's written since. A tightly-wound postmodern detective story, its subject is language itself. In short, a wrong number leads to writer Daniel Quinn taking on a case as a private eye. The subjec...
  • Jeff Jackson
    Jul 31, 2008
    The rare adaptation that exceeds its source material. A doubly impressive feat since it's based on Paul Auster's best novel. With its deft ink strokes and airtight plot, this brilliant graphic perfectly captures and distills the original existential detective story. One of the great gr...
  • Mark
    Jun 22, 2009
    I serendipitously picked this newer edition (which is worth getting for the new Spiegelman Introduction) up from a dollar pile in a used bookshop this morning, and took a few hours this afternoon to re-read it--coming back to it 15 years after its publication. The book has aged wel...
  • Penelope
    Aug 01, 2011
    I thought this was a pretty amazing graphic novel, and I definitely plan on reading the original City of Glass next. Concepts of identity, the role of the author in creating meaning, and the blurred line between fiction and reality are all present here, and explored in quite an intrigu...
  • Álex
    Jan 22, 2016
    Metametametaliteratura. Perdn, metanovela grfica. ...
  • Meran
    Sep 27, 2013
    I've not read the prose edition of this novel, so I can't fairly compare them to each other. The story itself is a puzzle.. Who is Paul Auster? Why does Peter Stillman (Jr) phone him repeatedly? Where did Peter get Daniel's number? When Peter Sr turns up in the City, Peter sees a yo...
  • Gitte - Bookworm's Closet
    Nov 07, 2014
    There was nothing he could do now that would not be a mistake. The Beginning: It was a wrong number that started it ? I read Paul Auster?s City of Glass about 10 years ago and loved it! It?s the story about an author whose life has come to a halt after losing ...
  • Casey McLaughlin
    Feb 25, 2016
    Pure masturbation. Lots of build up with no closure. Lazy. Reminded me of the show "Lost", the endless questions keep you going until you realize they have given you no answers. Perfect bookshelf filler for the pseudo-intellectual. ...
  • Alexandra Wall
    Jul 01, 2015
    This graphic novel is a fun read, playing with the notion of identity and language being intertwined; the main character takes on other imagined personas simply by changing his name. Common to the original author, Paul Auster, City of Glass uses the premise of a classic detective story...
  • Artur Coelho
    Nov 01, 2010
    Um solitrio escritor de inconsequentes romances policiais recebe uma chamada a meio da noite, a pedir-lhe para investigar um caso policial. Envolvido numa trama de meias palavras e labirintos conceptuais, o escritor acaba por desvanecer-se nas ruas da cidade, deixando um caderninho c...
  • Dennis Jacob Rosenfeld
    Dec 29, 2016
    I was a young teenager when I first read the New York Trilogy and it blew my mind. Since then it has come to symbolize a certain period in my life. For this reason I have been cautious of this comic book version of City of Glass. When a friend send me a copy I decided to give it a shot...
  • Luis
    Feb 10, 2015
    Se trata de una novela grfica que relata el primer volumen de la Triloga de Nueva York de Paul Auster, y editado por Anagrama. Con un trazo sencillo y un tanto tosco, recorre la historia desde el punto de vista de su protagonista. Aparte de seguir la trama de forma bastante fid...
  • Dominick
    Aug 13, 2017
    Interesting comics adaptation of Auster's novel is very strong on graphic design. Karasik and Mazzucchelli do some remarkable work with layout and panel design, with mixing representational and symbolic art. It's a pleasure to look at. Narratively, though, this is a highly self-conscio...
  • Ill D
    Feb 03, 2014
    Fucking stupid. It's nothing short of a cute and novel expiriment that doesn't really go anywhere. My disapointment with this graphic novel was sorely exacerbated once I found out Spiegelman was the creative overseer and he did nothing to focus the narrative which is presented way t...
  • Violet
    Nov 19, 2011
    I haven't read the original book, but the story seems so unbelievable that I doubt I would enjoy it as a novel. The visuals of this graphic novel told the most interesting story, despite the loosely held together strings that are the existential plot. I didn't see the deconstruction ...
  • Mientras Leo
    Oct 08, 2017
    Pocas veces me he encontrado con una adaptacin tan bien llevada pese a la dificultad de la obra original. Es casi ms un complemento aadido que una adaptacin http://entremontonesdelibros.blogspot... ...
  • Lucinda
    Nov 20, 2015
    A mystery about a mystery which experiments with irony, identity and reality for an altogether unique reading experience. Paul Auster cleverly combines contemporary detective fiction with nouveau roman and American ?postmodernism? ?for a supremely singular story...
  • Shannon
    Jan 10, 2012
    This graphic novel was based on a novella by the same author and Comic Journals voted this in the top 100 for the 20th century. It's about a writer who takes on the role of his detective character to investigate a mystery but this choice sends him down a path of obsessive madness. ...
  • Kristen
    May 02, 2015
    This is one of the most moving, weird, horrifying, heart-stopping graphic novels I've ever read, and there aren't many friends I'll be recommending it to- but I loved it. I kept singing the Fionn Regan song that says, "For the loneliness you foster/ I suggest Paul Auster," as the bo...
  • Koen Verbrugge
    Jan 21, 2017
    Vreemd & bevreemdend. Dat is het verhaal. Het verhaal van Paul Auster, maar ook deze ambitieuze graphic novel versie. Dit boek is ambitieus, omdat niet rust op letterlijke illustraties van het verhaal. De tekenaar ondersteunt de tekst met visuele verhalen die op zichzelf kunnen ...
  • Kevin Kelsey
    Sep 13, 2018
    Such a great adaptation of the Paul Auster novel. In the original City of Glass, the labyrinthine feel of the story was created through Auster's prose. In this adaptation, it's illustrated through beautifully creative visuals. It made me want to read Auster's book again, just to experi...
  • Orsodimondo
    Nov 20, 2016
    ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY Credo che fosse il 1991, l?anno in cui ho incontrato Paul Auster per la prima volta: La musica del caso. E fu subito amore. Amore grande: c?erano in Auster umori che in letteratura mi sembravano insoliti, fuori, e oltre, che all?...
  • Mikheil
    Sep 14, 2016
    Despite the fact I remembered original novel (including ending, etc.) by Paul Auster, I enjoyed having one day with this comic and think that it is worth reading. Brilliant from the very beginning to the very last page. The ideas of climbing inside an imaginary skin of someone you don?...
  • Bine
    Nov 25, 2016
    Eine sehr eindringliche Geschichte mit viel Interpretationsspielraum. Kann man sich lange ber das Lesen hinaus auf jeden Fall mit beschftigen. Gerade die Adaption ist sehr interessant. Freue mich darauf, im Seminar mehr darber zu erfahren. ...
  • Ariya
    Dec 13, 2015
    City of Glass or The New Babel is a pain in the ass for anyone who wants to find some meanings in life. The story is about a crime fiction writer accidentally receives a random phone call from a woman, having mistaken himself as another person named Paul Auster (a.k.a. the writer o...
  • Diana
    Apr 04, 2017
    No crea que me iba a gustar tanto! Pero s me gust a pesar de que el estilo de Paul Auster no es uno de mis estilos favoritos. De verdad que me impresion! ...
  • Mattia Ravasi
    Apr 30, 2018
    Video review How do you move into a different medium a story that's written to remain stubbornly anchored to its native one? ...
  • antónio alves
    Jun 12, 2016
    a adaptao para bd do texto de p. auster muito boa. ...
  • João Carlos
    May 22, 2013
    5 Estrelas Grficas Li o romance ?A Trilogia de Nova Iorque? do escritor norte-americano Paul Auster (n. 1947) no incio dos anos 90, uma obra inicialmente publicada em trs partes (?Cidade de Vidro?, ?Fantasmas? e ?O Quarto Fechado?). Decorridos mais de vinte ...
  • Joana Veríssimo
    Dec 13, 2017
    This book surprised me!! The story wasn't my favorite thing - if I had read the novel that inspired this graphic novel, the rating probably wouldn't be this high... but the story was done so well in graphic novel format The way art was used to tell a story, to (I suspect) show the rhy...
  • Chris
    Apr 06, 2019
    Nonsensical, pretentious and pointless. ...
  • Tiffany
    Nov 22, 2013
    Wow. Simply put, this book was mind-blowing. There are so many parallels and symbols in this graphic novel that it becomes hard to keep track of them all. Even when you attempt to write down all of the novel's themes, it's difficult to see where one starts and another ends. They're...
  • George Georgiadis
    Oct 20, 2015
    ?? ???? ?????????? ???????? ?? ??????????? graphic novel ?? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???????????? ??????? ??? ???????? ??? Auster. ???'??? ????, ??? ???????????? ???? ?...
  • Joni
    Jan 05, 2019
    Adaptacin de la famosa primer parte de la triloga de New York. El escritor no se caracteriza por escribir cmics y el artista es un afamado dibujante de superhroes. Esta adaptacin expande la complejidad del libro al punto que veo difcil entenderlo sin haber ledo la novel...
  • Guilherme Smee
    Oct 09, 2018
    Considero a adaptao do conto Cidade de Vidro, de Paul Auster, para os quadrinhos por Paul Karasik e David Mazzucchelli, o melhor trabalho de transcrio de uma outra mdia para os quadrinhos. Digo isso porque seus artfices conhecem profundamente o potencial da linguagem dos qu...
  • Scott Mccloud
    Jan 24, 2015
    Not only a fantastic, engrossing read, but also the most teachable comic I know. My students in a recent 9 week class took a deep dive into the book and found layers of depth even I was unaware of. It's also an adaptation that's true to the original, but does much more than merely i...
  • Alasondro Alegré
    Mar 09, 2015
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  • Samidha Kalia
    Jan 11, 2019
    I am aware that?s its an adaptation from the original 1972 novel of the same name. Holy hell, did I enjoy this. It was very intriguing to read. On top of that there is so much meta textuality, as Paul Auster (the author) is placed within the text as a secondary character, who also is...
  • Alexander Lisovsky
    Apr 13, 2019
    ??????????? ????????? ???????????? ???????? ???????? ???? ?????? "?????????? ?????". ???????? ???????????? ???????????? ???????, ???????? ????????? ?? ??...
  • Em León
    Jul 30, 2018
    "Todo empez con un nmero equivocado" As es como arranca el universo que #PaulAuster te plantea. Quinn, bajo el seudnimo de William Wilson escribia novelas policacas, un da recibe una llamada de auxilio donde suponan que l era un detective, la trama inicia cuando Qui...
  • Andrew
    Apr 02, 2017
    I read City of Glass about 2 years ago for my international baccalaureate, and had to analyse the heck out of it. I remember not being into graphic novels at all, but I had to read it for my international baccalaureate. The moment I started reading it, I was amazed by the setup of the ...