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Il sonno del mostro (Le Sommeil du monstre #1)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  317 ratings  ·  20 reviews
New York 2023. Nike, the hero of the Dormant Beast, has a prodigious memory, and he uses his gift to try to understand his part as a Yugoslav orphan, as well as his violent and chaotic present, where obscurantism has become a flourishing business of worldwide manipulation. A haunting and captivating work by one of the foremost graphic novel artists in the world.
Paperback, Italian Edition, 72 pages
Published by Alessandro (first published 1998)
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João Pires
Neste livro é nos apresentada a estoria de Nike que devido a sua poderosa memoria nos leva a conhecer as recordações dos seus primeiros dias de vida. No 18º dia de vida jura proteger outros 2 órfãos com os quais partilha a cama, Amir com menos um dia que ele e Leyla com apenas 10 dias.
As estorias destas 3 personagens ligadas a nascença, voltam a ligar-se ao fim de 33 anos quando os seus caminhos se cruzam com uma facção extremista do movimento Obscurantis, movimento que tem como objectivo o comb...more
Much better than The Nikopol Trilogy in almost every conceivable way: more mature, more controlled, less prone to flights of fancy, Bilal makes the amazing artwork of The Dormant Beast serve the story, rather than ad libbing a story to connect frames of wiggy artwork. Not that there aren't plenty of surreal elements here--there are, but in the service of a cyberpunk conspiracy thriller script that stretches from 1993 to 2026. There is real history here, and believable human relationships, too....more
//// é um bocado ingrato e injusto, para não dizer estúpido, dar uma pontuação a um livro que vai a meio, mas se eu não der estrelinhas morro ////

A edição que li não é esta, mas uma que inclui «A Feira dos Imortais» (d'A Trilogia Nikopol) e «O Sono do Monstro» (primeiro acto), Colecção Grandes Autores de Banda Desenhada, Co-Edição Asa Editores e Público, Fev 2008

1. Mental note: rever o filme «Immortel, Ad Vitam» (2004), de Bilal, depois de lida A Trilogia Nikopol completa.

2. «O Sono do Monstro»...more
Oct 01, 2010 D.M. rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 80s sci-fi freaks
Funny how things come around. I found Bilal through Heavy Metal in the 80s, which I really got into via Blade Runner & its impact on science-fiction of the period. I was immediately drawn by his stunning art, gritty style, and bizarre melding of mythology with science fiction in the Nikopol stories. Anyway, a year before THIS book came out, The Fifth Element was released and owed a clear debt to comic sci-fi as evidenced in Heavy Metal magazine, particularly in the 80s & 90s. Then comes...more
Feb 02, 2008 Belarius rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: French Speakers & Aspiring French Speakers
Le Sommeil Du Monstre (titled The Dormant Beast in its English translation) is the opening act of author Enki Bilal's most recent epic, "Le Monstre" (or, in English, The Beast). Despite being the start of a story, Le Sommeil Du Monstre is a remarkable piece of fiction that stands alone, mixing Bilal's most experimental style to date with several challenging storytelling techniques. The result is a stunning narrative tapestry.

The story focuses on three protagonists (Nike, Amir, and Leyla), all or...more
James Eckman
Another early Heavy Metal classic, it's so bizarre it's hard to describe. The cure for the common graphic novel.
Aldo Ojeda
El dibujo de Enki Bilal nunca decepciona, sin embargo la historia de El sueño del monstruo no muestra gran fuerza. El final es algo flojo y toda la trama en general es un tanto irrelevante. Se podría decir que es más bien un estudio de personaje, del protagonista que recupera sus memorias hasta los primeros días de su vida, pero aunque es una obra muy personal (reflejo de los propios recuerdos del autor) no es fácil identificarse con los actores, recorrer lo que ellos recorren.

Recomendable, defi...more
Una historia post apocalíptica, que comienza con 3 huerfanos de la guerra serbio-croata, donde se entrecruza el fanatismo religioso, la genetica, la bio-tecnologia y la humanidad como virtud cada vez más escasa.
Los dibujos ayudan a la creación de este mundo oscuro.
El protagonista carga con la memoria y las secuelas de la guerra que desgarro y desmembro a la ex-Yugoslavia para siempre.

Think “Blade Runner,” think “The Matrix,” but better, in a maybe not-too-far-off international community overseen by fundamental religious societies and others such as the “FBII” (“Federal Bureau if Internationsl Investigation”), this neo-futuristic graphic novel is amazingly rendered in color pencil strokes. In French (Le Sommeil du Monstre).
Carlos Rioja
Me ha gustado mucho cómo plasma el autor el mundo, su arte expresivo, enérgico, algo caótico, y la historia es entretenida. Lo que me ha gustado menos es que algunas partes se me han hecho un poco demasiado caóticas, y el final me ha parecido muy abierto. Claro que luego me he enterado de que es una tetralogía :)
Jussi Mononen
If you thought comics (or, graphic novels) are for kids, grab this one (or anything by Bilal) and get ready to blow your mind. This is truly a work of art by a great artist.
Neat ideas, I really like how he draws backgrounds (not people so much). That being said, I didn't find it super compelling.
Uskomattoman upeaa kuvitusta, juoni joka pysyi kasassa ja oli niin hyvä, että edes textiähky ei ahistanut.
I'm honestly not sure what to make of this book. I read it, but the plot and art were fairly surreal.
Excellent, autant graphiquement qu'au niveau de l'histoire. Un classique de la BD.
Très impressionnant, fort, beau par le dessin et l'histoire poignante. Un classique.
Awesome. Enki Bilal is an authentic genius.
pierlapo  quimby
Potente, visionario, malato.
I just couldn't get into this one.
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