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Daytripper by Fábio Moon
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Apr 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novels, favorites, literatura-nacional
Read from April 23 to 30, 2012

this is probably the best graphic novel i've read in a long time.

since most novels of this kind have as sceneries fantastic imagined worlds or big cosmopolitan cities, such as new york or tokyo, to see the rio mountains, são paulo buildings and bahia beaches illustrated so magnificently just brought the story that much closer to my heart.

the novel tells the story of brás, who writes obituaries for a são paulo newspaper, and how his life would've ended differently in several moments in time (at the ages of 9,33,47 and so on).

some of the stories in the beginning were a bit cliché to me, but as the book moves on and the characters start unfolding, it gets so much denser, it grows brilliant.

the artwork is a tour de force on itself. as fábio moon himself puts it, each frame takes you somewhere, and this is never exactly a place, but rather an emotion, a feeling, be it of nostalgia, tension, anguish, despair, tranquility, or, as we say in portuguese, saudades. the characters are incredibly expressive and brás's eyes take you straight to his doubts and uncertainties.

overall an incredibly exciting book, with an amazing mixture of fact and magical realism, different from all graphic novels i've read. it was great to follow brás through some familiar scenes, such as the TAM flight accident, the são paulo floods and the iemanjá festival. i already miss him.
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