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Last Lonely Saturday

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  181 ratings  ·  23 reviews
A heartbreaking novella from the author of The Clouds Above.

From the editor of the acclaimed comics anthology NON comes this beautiful, emotive "Picto-Novella." Largely wordless and cunningly rendered, this little book is sure to touch most folks. In The Last Lonely Saturday, an older man sits at his kitchen table, filled with melancholy. Dishes are piled up in the sink, a
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published September 27th 2006 by Fantagraphics Books (first published August 1st 2000)
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Dec 26, 2008 Dan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008, comics
This graphic novel is so short, I can't really even talk about it without giving half the plot away. If Pixar ever wanted to make a truly grown-up short film, they could do worse than adapt this, especially since there is little-to-no dialogue. It would be a bit of a downer to play before a film, though.
Alex Sarll
Heartbreaking yet lovely in a way which reminded me of Up, and free to read online:
Emilia P
You can do better!
This was an old man loves his dead wife kind of story. I dunno -- I was gonna say "have you seen UP?" but this came out before Up so, oops. It's just like ....this story gets told over and over again, and this book didn't really bring any special twist to it, and also it was not particularly artistically interesting or complex for Crane (he does lots of great, way more emotional and fanciful stuff!) so, eh. It's fine, but he's done much better.
I saved this book from the "Return to Publisher" pile at the World Eye, where it had been sitting for a year without selling. My heroic acts aside, I enjoyed this book (again, about death) because of its simple, well executed design, and surprisingly articulate storyline.
Sarah Keliher
Jan 22, 2009 Sarah Keliher rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people whose hearts are not actually made of stone
Shelves: read2007, graphica
It's a testament to the simple sweetness and heartbreaking sadness of this book that I can't even look at the cover without starting to cry. Someone put it on display in the bookstore, and it actually hurts me to walk past it. That's a good read.
Jan 02, 2011 Ashley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who cried while watching "Up"
Any graphic novel that can make me cry gets at least 4 stars. Add to the incredibly touching story line adorable art and letters, well... that's basically made for me. This very short graphic novel is touching, cute, and memorable.
Leif Erik
No words except for the letters and sound effects. A great love story & the kind of thing you give on Valentine's Day if you're at once a hipster and a sap. And you have a valentine.
Some may find this gruesome, but I find it the sweetest, saddest, loneliest book and it always makes my eyes sting. While it would be rated G, it is definitely a book for adults.
Jul 15, 2007 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: finito
Jordan Crane autographed my copy of this book (mine's the softcover version) and drew a little flower next to my name. Swoon.
This book is a great example of how some ideas can be best conveyed without words. Kind of like Owly for grown-ups.
Michael Seidel
About as ruthless and well-detailed as any nearly wordless story could hope to be.
This is so beautiful and sad, it made me cry and affected my mood for hours afterwards.
Agh, oh my god. So many conflicting feelings about such a tiny story.
Mar 17, 2013 Twan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
Teeny and sad but a little bit sweet.

Like my genitals.

Austin Hartman
cute, beautiful, and heartbreaking. HEARTBREAKING.
Mr. Lopez 7a
This book is short and sad. That is all.
Aug 27, 2007 Miki rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adults
Shelves: comics
Excellent storytelling without use of many words.
So sweet and sad. I cried on the train.
Brent Legault
Word less (almost), wonder full (always).
Beautiful, heartfelt. But a bit spooky.
Adorable, sweet, and heartbreaking.
Aug 23, 2007 Lo rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who need to come down
Verges on icky-maudlin
One word: lovely.
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