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En la cocina con Kafka

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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,406 ratings  ·  238 reviews
Conocido como "el dibujante de los amantes de los libros", Tom Gauld aúna en sus historietas el mundo de la crítica literaria y el de la cultura pop. El resultado son unas viñetas concisas, brillantes, divertidas e ingeniosas que hacen gala del típico humor inglés y del estilo gráfico absolutamente único que caracterizan la obra de este genial autor.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published 2018 by Salamandra
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karen
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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gather ‘round, booknerds!

this is a collection of tom gauld’s cartoons, most of which (all of which?) appeared in the guardian, and most of which are book-centric in theme and somewhere on the spectrum of insightful <————————>absurd in tone.

or, to represent that visually:

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he cracks me up, and i’m glad this collection exists, because it’s one of those perfect gifts to give to other booknerds during gift-exchanging holidays. tom gauld is one of us.

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and we can only nod alon
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Sam Quixote
An orangutan wins the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry - OUTRAGEOUS! The errors commonly made by inexperienced murder-mystery novelists - WAHAHAHAHA! The health hazards of becoming an author - the money and fame?! HILARIOUS!!!!?2o29289qwr

Yeah… literary gag strips aren’t very funny. I did laugh once at the Bad Writing Course joke but that’s one out of an entire book’s worth. The gags in general are more thoughtfully amusing and/or clever rather than actually LOL funny.

So Tom Gauld’s back with another b
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Richard Derus
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 5* of five








You're welcome. Now go buy one.
David Schaafsma
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cartoons, comics
Tom Gauld produced these cartoons and short comics mostly for The Guardian, some for The New Yorker and NY Times. He has a sort of literary bent in much of his work. I have read his Goliath, a wry story from the perspective of Goliath, and liked it a lot. Subtle, understated, elegant. I read his Mooncop and thought those elements worked less to his advantage in that story. Those are two graphic novels. The other collection of his cartoons/comics I read and liked quite a bit is You're Just Jealou ...more
Veronika Sebechlebská
Nikoho, kto sa už niekedy chystal na trojdňový predĺžený víkend na horách a nabalil si do kufra štyri knihy, jednu, čo práve číta, druhú, pretože tá, čo práve číta má už len 124 strán do konca, ďalšiu, lebo čo ak sa ukáže, že tá čo si vzal, keby náhodou dočítal tú, čo práve číta, je hovadina a ešte jednu, lebo človek nikdy nevie, a potom zistil, že tá posledná sa tam ani bohovi nevopchá, takže naveľa naveľa odtiaľ s ťažkým srdcom vytiahol oteplovačky ešte sa mu aj pekne urobilo miestečko na jedn ...more
dehorsmaisdedans
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphics
L’opera di un genio, che chiunque ami il mondo convulso e a tratti paradossale dei libri e dell’editoria libraria deve leggere — soprattuto se in quel mondo ci lavora o vorrebbe (siamo alcolizzati, qualcuno dice, e queste strisce ci farebbero da cura).

Chicca migliore:

Il mio nuovo romanzo è disponibile nei seguenti formati:
- libro
- audiolibro
- e-book
- drone-book
- nanobook
- cristallo olografico
- declamato da un corvo meccanico
- gas inodore
- spiegato da un robot condiscendente
- t-shirt
Dov Zeller
Sort of New Yorker humor with extra lots of literary references and absurdity--a dash of Kate Beaton, a touch of Hanawalt, a pinch of Nicholas Gurewitch--work that seems tailor-made for the McSweeney's crowd? (Is this a fair assessment?)

Some really great individual comics in here--smart, bitterly intelligent and playfully astute. But a bit hit or miss as a whole.

I do think it would make a great gift for those who would appreciate his style.

Here are a few gems
https://twitter.com/tomgauld/status/
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erigibbi
In cucina con Kafka, con un’introduzione di Francesco Guglieri davvero originale e ironica che ben si adatta all’opera di Tom Gauld, racchiude una serie di strisce del fumettista scozzese pubblicate in formato orizzontale, seguendo quindi il senso di lettura delle vignette.

In questo fumetto Tom Gauld si sofferma soprattutto sulla letteratura, in tutti i suoi aspetti, dal mondo editoriale a quello dei lettori. L’autore affronta anche tematiche politiche, la tecnologia, il modo di comportarsi dell
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Karolina Myskova
Boží to je!
Quiver
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining, most likely to be enjoyed by literary enthusiasts, as well as, aspiring authors (despairing of various parts of the writing process).

Five stars for humour in this specific, narrow field. But four overall in the graphic novels category—it's no The Complete Maus or Watchmen.
Olga Zbranek Biernátová
Nejvíc nejlepší! Chci další ❤ ...more
DaViD´82
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Úderné literárně-popkulturní stripy pro knihomol(k)y, které jdou k jádru pudla (má to zpravidla jedno až sedm okének). Nelze v tom nepoznat "humor Guardianu", jelikož to co činí Gauld pro kulturní/literární sekci, dělá v bleděmodrém Squires ve sportovní/fotbalové. Stejný styl, stejný typ ostrého suchého britského humoru.

Některé stripy hraničí s čirou genialitou, většina se "pouze" satiristicky a s nadsázkou trefuje do neduhů čtenářů/autorů/kritiků/sociálních sítí/trolů/klišé apod. Jiné mají nevy
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Ema Mele
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Četla jsem znovu, tentokrát v češtině kvůli recenzi, a pořád mi to připadá stejně boží.
Elizabeth A
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art, graphix
Book blurb: Noted as a "book-lover's cartoonist," Gauld's weekly strips in The Guardian, Britain's most well-regarded newspaper, stitch together the worlds of literary criticism and pop culture to create brilliantly executed, concise comics.

This is a compilation of previously published comics strips, and it would make a wonderful gift for the readers/writers/biliophiles in your life who already have all the books. The art itself is rather basic and stick-figurey with lots of crosshatching, but i
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Ilana
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I’m a fan of Tom Gauld’s signature illustration style and his deadpan humour, which usually focuses on reading, books, literature and culture at wide. I’ve enjoyed his previous books “Goliath” (on the biblical personage) and “You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack”. As I was leafing through this latest book published in 2017 by Drawn & Quarterly, I was surprised to find I had seen quite a few of these cartoons before, but all was explained: Tom Gauld is a frequent contributor to The Guardian,
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Denisa T.
Hezké kresbičky, ale opravdu mě jich pobavilo jen pár...
Tereza M
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: komiks, zabavne
Některé stripy jsou fakt pecka, rozesmály mě a měla jsem potřebu si je vyfotit a šířit mezi přátele. Většina ale byla spíš tak k pousmání. Když se nad tím zamyslím, je to asi u každého výtvarného díla, jak říká Jofef Koudelka, nemůžete každý den vyfotit nejlepší fotku. Obzvlášť pokud autor byl povinen třeba denně nakeslit strip do novin.
Celkově je to ale milá knížka, autorova kresba i humor mi sedly a bude mít své stálé místo v mé sbírce :)
Ruben Giró
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
M'ho he passat bomba. Situacions divertidíssimes, absurdes, intel.ligents… però totes amb un toc boníssim.
L'hauria acabat molt abans, però me l'he dosificat, els plaers han de durar temps. Aquest me'l rellegeixo SEGUR!
Javier Curbelo
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sublime. A “must read” for bookworms everywhere
Gabriele Pallonetto
Una serie di vignette, alcune più taglienti altre un pochino meno, che prendono in giro in maniera intelligente lettori, scrittori ed editori! Una piccola chicca destinata per lo più ad un pubblico già abbastanza esperto in questo ambito. 😊
Thomas Edmund
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SOOOO funny :)
Marky
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, favorites
Geniální! Tohle potřebujete ♥
4,5/5*

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Fotorecenze na blogu: https://marky-books.blogspot.com/2018...
Vivek Tejuja
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Till now, I have just read one book by Tom Gauld and that is “Mooncop”, which I absolutely loved and couldn’t stop raving about for a long time. And now, the same is the case with “Baking with Kafka”. This one is a series of comics, some of which have been previously published in various publications and most of which focus on books and reading. There are some here and about on pop culture references, but essentially, this one is a treat for all booklovers.

Gauld has this minimal sense of drawin
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Prince William Public Library System
Baking with Kafka is a collection of Tom Gauld’s comics from The Guardian newspaper. If Gauld’s name doesn’t sound familiar to you, there’s still a good chance you’ve seen his work before on New Yorker covers, in The New York Times, or on your favorite bookish websites and blogs. His hilarious comics are often very literary—the blurb on his publisher’s website says he’s been called “a book-lover’s cartoonist”— and are tailor-made for librarians and avid readers, i.e. Goodreads users. If you find ...more
رحیق
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most most most favorite graphic book for nerds and bookworms

This book is available in book,audio book,E-book,drone-book,Nanobook,holographic information crystal,recited by a mechanical raven,odourless gas,explained by a patronising robot and T-shirt


favorite parts:

''Reality is an illusion created entirely within the human mind,but it's the only place you can get a decent cup of coffee''



The sex scene...

the characters: OooooHHHH! This is amazing!
the writer: Hah! That's great!
the editor: Hmm...
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Mia
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-gn
Some were funny, most were not.
Bara
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-czech, comics
Inteligentní humor, který je ale opravdu vtipný a ještě minimalisticky nakreslený. Gauld je původem ze Skotska, což mě nepřekvapuje, protože humor autorů z Velké Británie je mi blízký. Nejvíc mě dostávají stripy, které si utahují z bibliofílie (plný kufr čtení na dovolenou) a ty, kde se kombinuje klasická literatura s moderní dobou (Dracula: XCI TI PEET CREW LOL).
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Stripy vídávám většinou po jednom na sociálních sítích jako je twitter nebo tumblr, tak je fajn, mít je všechny pohromadě.
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sekur
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Chez Abaa
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a great read when the New Year's Eve finds you coughing and sneezing around the house. Hilarious, yet truly sarcastic, this best-of collection of Tom Gauld comics bring into our attention many literary changes and developments throughout the decades and genres.
Adorable and fascinating drawings, simplicity and hilarious portraits, make this collection a great pleasure to be paired with a delicious cup of tea.
Linda
A very funny book, easily read in a couple of enjoyable hours.
Storyheart
Cartoons for literary types. So much fun to read.
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Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He draws a weekly cartoon for the Guardian newspaper and has created a number of comic books. He lives and works in London.