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Taxi: Stories from the Back Seat

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Aimée de Jongh, one of the brightest new talents in Europe, creates her first autobiographic work, focusing on taxi rides from four cities: Los Angeles, Paris, Jakarta, and Washington, DC.

Despite the stunning and detailed streetscapes she passes, de Jongh discovers she’s more interested in the cab drivers than the view from the backseat. As the drivers slowly o
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 2019 by Conundrum Press
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Mehsi
Ik keek al een tijdje uit naar dit boek en was dus erg verrast en blij toen ik hem in de bieb vond. Dit boek gaat over Aimée haarzelf en verschillende ritjes in taxi's in verschillende landen. Ik vond het erg goed geschreven en mijn God wat waren de tekeningen/illustraties GEWELDIG. Aimée, wauw! Ik vond het soms wel ietwat verwarrend hoe we soms van de ene taxi naar de andere gingen en dan weer terug. Maar dat is ook het enige minpuntje, verder vond ik alles heel goed en ik heb ook zeker genoten ...more
Deni
Oct 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Van autobiografische boeken of stripboeken heb ik van nature geen hoge verwachtingen, maar nadat ik De Terugkeer van de Wespendief heb gelezen en er best wel van heb genoten had ik eigenlijk iets meer van dit boek verwacht. Ik bedoel op z'n minst dat het een plot had of zo. Het hele boek gaat over de conversaties die Aimee heeft met taxichauffeurs van over de hele wereld. Maar goed, ookal was deze iets minder, ik heb ervan genoten en het is zeker wel de moeite waard.
Matt Dodge
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book pre-release at the Toronto Comic Art Festival and enjoyed it immensely. The art and storytelling are evocative and sincere. I highly recommended that everyone get a copy when it becomes widely available.
Julia
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got to buy a copy of this fantastic book at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this year, and it's probably one of my most favorite purchases from the event. It's evocative and sincere, and I'm interested in reading more of Jongh's works.
Doris Raines
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
ITS NOT SAFE RIDEING IN CAB. THESE DAYS YOU DONT WHO YOU ARE PICKING UP I REALLY THINK THERE SHOULD BE A SECURITY GUARD TO CHECK OUT FRESS THESE OUT WHY? BECAUSE THERE IS SO MANY TERROISTS TODAY WHO GOT YOUR BACK IN ThE CAB 🚕 PS. CAN YOU TRUST THE CAB DRIVER ?👸🏼
Sanne
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book I read of Aimée de Jongh up to now. Very strong storytelling, and beautiful artwork that really evoke the different locales in the story.
Can't wait what she comes up with next!
Sander van der Heide
Leest als een short movie. Aimee weet de sfeer zo prachtig uit te beelden en uit te drukken, alsof je samen met haar op de achterbank zit. Beetje abrupt einde en ietwat zwakke epiloog.
Jesse Richards
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent (but should have skipped the trite epilogue).
Mariella Manfré
Zo mooi getekend! Goed opgebouwd verhaal, en ook nog grappig!
Rebus X
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Far from possessing any depth or empathy, the author of this terrible tale is merely a shallow, empty, young girl making hollow small talk as she expresses her white privilege in the most horrifyingly exploitative manner possible: grossly costly air travel with no real purpose but to explore the world.

She uses bathos to manipulate the readers as her cabbie in Jakarta expresses a connection they share over their fathers, but the entire scene goes nowhere. It could be a simple ode to t
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Ekmef
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wat een prachtig boek zeg! In 1 adem uitgelezen maar je blijft echt nog lang nadenken over het verhaal, zoveel lagen zitten er in.
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Aimée de Jongh (1988) begon op vroege leeftijd al met strips tekenen. Na haar middelbare school besloot ze naar de kunstacademie te gaan om haar horizon te verbreden. De studie Animatie in Rotterdam rondde ze af met haar succesvolle afstudeerfilm “One Past Two”. Nu werkt ze freelance als striptekenares, illustratrice en animator. Eerder maakte ze strips voor VPRO, NRC Next, het Parool, 7Days, Kits ...more