Asterios Polyp
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By David Mazzucchelli

graphic novels | 344 pages | Published in 2009

The triumphant return of one of comics’ greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man’s search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait. Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames. In a tenacious daze, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this “escape” really about? As the story unfolds, moving between the present and the past, we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character, and how he’s gotten to where he is. And isn’t. And we meet Hana: a sweet, smart, first-generation Japanese American artist with whom he had made a blissful life. But now she’s gone. Did Asterios do something to drive her away? What has happened to her? Is she even alive? All the questions will be answered, eventually.In the meantime, we are enthralled by Mazzucchelli’s extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics, sharply observed social mores, and deftly depicted asides on everything from design theory to the nature of human perception.Asterios Polyp is David Mazzucchelli’s masterpiece: a great American graphic novel.

ISBN_13:9780307377326

Quotes

Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything. If you don't write stories you love, you'll never make it. If you don't write stories that other people love, you'll never make it.

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The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they argue in full swing, revealing their character, you see their true colors.

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We don't have the same past. We don't have the same future. We're not even the same age. We don't have the same values.

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We're all flawed, every one of us. Some of us just hide it better than others.

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Change is the only constant in life. Embrace it or be left behind.

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Art is not about understanding, it's about feeling. It's about connecting with something deep within ourselves.

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Life is a series of choices. We make them, and then they make us.

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Sometimes, the greatest inspiration comes from the most unexpected places.

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We often fear what we don't understand, but true understanding can only come from facing our fears.

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In the end, it's not about winning or losing, it's about how we play the game.

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