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Dan and Sam

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Dan and Sam are a golden couple: happily married, owners of a popular London restaurant and looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together - until a tragedy changes everything. When Sam dies in his arms after an accident, Dan cannot imagine life without her. But love, it seems, is stronger than death and Dan is granted a reprieve - Sam can return to him for o ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 22nd 2015 by Picador (first published June 20th 2013)
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Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dan and Sam are a couple who run a popular restaurant in London. They have the perfect lives, until tragedy strikes, and Sam dies in Dan's arms on Halloween night. Every year thereafter, for one night only, Sam returns, and is able to spend the night with Dan, but only whilst she is the only woman whom he loves. Torn between his adoration for Sam, and the need to find solace in his life, Dan must make an impossible choice.

I really enjoyed the art style of this one, and the narrator (a resta
I've read all of Mark Watson's other novels, and had no idea that he had stumbled into the world of graphic novels. I bought 'Dan and Sam' at one of Mark's comedy gigs - after a rather embarrassingly awkward signing session.

The story is really poignant and rather a lot of emotion is crammed into a relatively small number of pages. It's such a simple and - I want to use the word mundane but that isn't correct. It is a novel that it hits the mark because essentially this could happen to anyone at
Ali Kennedy
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The illustrations were very good; especially the segments which were in colour to show the contrast between when Dan was grieving and when he was enjoying being with Sam.

An emotional tale about bereavement, grief and coping with life beyond loss. When he starts to feel guilty and struggles with the need to build a life without her it was almost like I could feel his pain and turmoil. Nice twist in the tale too.
M Pereira
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A touching story about dealing with grief. the plot went in a direction I didn't expect at the end
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Story about a man who loses his wife and then finds out that he can meet her once a year, only if he still only loves her.

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Milly Paris
Mar 16, 2016 rated it liked it
I really loved parts of this graphic novel. The concept was great and I really loved parts of the story. But GOD did the unnecessary sex/nudity annoy me. So much so that I dropped a star for that alone. You could tell it was written/drawn by men. It just felt so out of place and gratuitous. I also felt that the ending was really rushed. The fire was so random and it honestly felt like they'd just ran out of pages and had to end it quickly. Oh well, just another graphic novel that I liked but did ...more
Art style wasn't my favorite. Concept of story was interesting and could have been great, but the end was bulldozed and unsatisfying. I do enjoy Mark Watson and will continue to read the rest of his work.
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't really enjoy the art style of this bit I did like the story and the way it looked at loss.
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For me it was one of those "don't put it down" books, great story all the way through. Reminds me of the Mexican Day of the Dead stories
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Mark Andrew Watson (born 13 February 1980) is an English stand-up comedian and novelist.

Watson was born in Bristol to Welsh parents. He has younger twin sisters called Emma and Lucy and brother Paul. He attended Henleaze Junior school and then Bristol Grammar School, where he won the prize of 'Gabbler of the year', before going to Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English, graduating wi

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