Above the Timberline

Above the Timberline

From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future. When it started to snow, it didn?t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists talked about finally came, the topography was ripped apart and the weather From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer search...

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Title:Above the Timberline
Author:Gregory Manchess
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1481459236
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Above the Timberline Reviews

  • Lew
    Mar 27, 2018
    I have always liked Gregory Manchess' original artwork that inspired this book. I loved the illustrations throughout this book. The story is also fun and enjoyable. It is a very original and creative story. I hope continues to write and along with creating great artwork/illustrations. ...
  • Douglas Summers-Stay
    Feb 24, 2018
    This isn't a comic, though I shelved it as one. The only thing I can think of to compare it to is Dinotopia-- a short graphic novel with full page, painted illustrations of a journey with natural and mechanical wonders, illustrated by a National Geographic illustrator. While the plot i...
  • Rhonda
    Dec 26, 2017
    If I was only reviewing the story component of this book I'd be like, "Well, it's good but..." but this book is not just about the story. In fact, I'd say that it's not even mostly about the story. It's mostly about the art, and the art is amazing. This is self-contained but also po...
  • Wayne
    Nov 18, 2017
    As a fan of Greg Manchess' work, I knew this was a book to own. The artwork alone sold it, and I looked at it several times before settling down to read. And now, having read it, I have to say it was wonderful. While the narrative did not achieve the same level of pleasure as the visua...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Nov 12, 2017
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/11/20/... I?d never read a ?painted novel? before, but I think I like it?especially if it means getting to enjoy my stories with such jaw-droppingly stunning artwork. It certainly doesn?t get better than Abov...
  • Dakota Morgan
    Dec 05, 2017
    The cover screams "Dinotopia for a new generation." The interior illustrations echo James Gurney's fabulist dreams, minus dinosaurs, plus polar bears. The writing...the writing isn't great. Manchess is a thrilling artist and his illustrations make the book 100% worth picking up, if onl...
  • Angie
    Oct 02, 2017
    Synopsis: "From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future. When it started to snow, it didn?t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Sh...
  • Sean Smart
    Dec 21, 2017
    A beautiful book (a graphic novel) and a good story. Would really appeal to any fans of Philip Reeve or Philip Pullman. Very original, deserves to be a best seller ...
  • Zezee
    Nov 10, 2017
    It was a decent story and a good one considering that this is technically Manchess?s debut novel. Gregory Manchess both wrote and painted the pictures for this book. He is an award-winning painter and freelance illustrator whose paintings have appeared in several magazines, such as t...
  • Kend
    Dec 07, 2017
    I'M SO GLAD THIS BOOK EXISTS!! And I'm also so glad that I paid top dollar to buy it, because if there's anything I believe in it's supporting authors doing weird things with my cold hard cash, so that I can see more of it, and hopefully the kind of more which keeps all the best parts ...
  • Lisa Hannett
    Feb 01, 2018
    4.5 ???? The paintings are absolutely STUNNING; so stunning, in fact, a part of me kept wishing there were no words at all, but instead that this gorgeous oversized book allowed the images to tell the complete story (the way Shaun Tan did with THE ARRIVAL), leaving it up to rea...
  • books are love
    Nov 11, 2017
    Received in exchange for a honest review. Gregory Manchess as an artist is amazing. The illustrations are so detailed and just gorgeous. The artwork alone tells a story and sometimes that is a wonderful thing. It is here because it helps to enhance the tale that is being written abo...
  • Aaron
    Dec 07, 2017
    Reading this book gave me the same kind of warm fuzzies that the Dinotopia books did. I enjoyed the setting and story and the art is wonderful. I look forward the next one (please). ...
  • Carl
    Dec 20, 2017
    Not quite a graphic novel( no text blocks or dialog bubbles) or an Illustrated Novel ( far too many illustrations), Above the Timberline is instead a painted novel or better still- a novel in Paint. Artist/Writer Gregory Manchess has given us a feast of a book filled with sumptuous ...
  • Chris
    Apr 11, 2017
    I'd really been looking forward to this book since I first saw some of the first few paintings, I believe when it popped up on Tor.com. Several months later, one of my friends let me borrow her copy and I'm away on the adventure! First off, the art in this book is beautiful, absolutely...
  • Graydon Panzica
    Oct 24, 2017
    This book is absolutely STUNNING. So gorgeous. I WISH there was an ice blue ribbon bookmark, that would have just made this all the better, but the artwork was gorgeous and the cover and the book itse;f was just amazing. The story disappointed me a little bit. It felt like reading a mo...
  • Danish Meman
    Feb 21, 2018
    A very different kind of novel. The paintings are wonderful and the book is a work of art. The overall story of exploration and discovery is serviceable but doesn't really go anywhere by the end which is disappointing (unless there is a sequel planned). In fact, it veers off into a...
  • Anne
    Dec 07, 2017
    The art in this book is stunning! And I love the idea of combining story with glossy pictures! Also love the steampunk themes and polar bear magic. Unfortunately, the story itself was pretty thin and hard to follow. Also the text was printed almost too small to read. I actually didn't ...
  • Alyssa Finnegan
    Nov 14, 2017
    Beautiful, beautiful illustrations to blow your mind! Story had good basis but mediocre execution and not enough time to ripen into what it could of been, but I still enjoyed it. It's honestly worth it just to experience this story via the illustrations. ...
  • Janelle
    Nov 28, 2017
    Thank you so much to Wunderkind PR and Saga Press for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. This book is GORGEOUS!! ABOVE THE TIMBERLINE by Gregory Manchess is a STUNNING and cinematic combination of art and novel. Fully illustrated with over 120 pieces of artwork along...
  • Travis Mueller
    Jan 21, 2018
    A deeply disappointing book. The art is gorgeous, but the story is choppy and almost incoherent. It reads like they published an early draft without anyone proofreading it for logic or consistency. There are some interesting ideas here, and it is an easy read that moves at a good pace,...
  • Mary Catelli
    Jan 04, 2018
    A tale of a young man's quest for his archeologist father in another, polar world. The clues that this is post-apocalyptic are light, because that it is our world is not that important. What is important that when the father's expedition to find a city is lost, and his message retur...
  • Alyssa
    Dec 22, 2017
    I really liked this book. It was difficult to follow along at first due to the switching between characters but it was easy enough to follow along once I could distinguish who was who. The visuals were probably the best part. Manchess is a wonderful artist and it clearly shows in this ...
  • Lyle Blosser
    Jan 29, 2018
    Harkens back to the old style adventure stories, only this time very beautifully augmented with the author's brilliant artwork. Wonderfully told, with depth and feeling, and a true sense of mystery and adventure. Would make a splendid cinematic film, but it would be hard to match the v...
  • Alex Katz
    Oct 24, 2017
    This book was a masterpiece of art and storytelling through both illustration and the written word in the vein of James Gurney. Gregory has found the fine balance between using his paintings to show what words find trouble describing and leaving his writing to bring to life the smells ...
  • Michael Duchesne
    Oct 28, 2017
    Above The Timberline by Gregory Manchess is a beautiful book that combines over 120 stunning paintings with writing to tell a great adventure story. The story takes place in a far-flung future in which the world as we know it has drastically changed, ?What was once up is now down; ...
  • Rob Townsend
    Nov 30, 2017
    I'd give this five stars for the joy of the combination of text and gorgeous paintings, but the novel itself was a bit disjointed and the character of Wesley was a bit more douchey than he had to be to serve the story. Still, this book was a blast. Not sure how well it would play as an...
  • cmk
    Nov 26, 2017
    5/5 for the stellar, vibrant art--especially because it's paint on canvas. (Static computer-generated art feels invariably lifeless and boring.) The pulpy story (inclusive of imagery) breezes by beautifully, but misses any impactive emotional beats. You might say that's not the poi...
  • Roxanne's Reads
    Nov 25, 2017
    The artwork is beautiful. The artic landscape, the ships, everything was wonderful to look at. A steampunk world after an ice age trying to reconnect with the past by finding buried cities was intriguing. The story itself was interesting- a boy out to prove himself, various shady t...
  • Melania 🍒
    Feb 11, 2018
    3/5 Amazing art . One of the most beautiful that I?ve ever seen . The setting was right down my alley : snow , snow and some more snow combined with huge polar bears and some steampunk elements . Unfortunately the story itself was a bit predictable and the characters one-dimension...