Tales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City

TALES FROM THE INNER CITY is a collection of incredibly original stories, rich with feeling, strangely moving, almost numinous. And when the reader comes to the artwork, it's like walking into an amazing room, and then throwing open a curtain to see a brilliant scene that makes you understand and appreciate everything you've encountered in a deeper way....

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Title:Tales from the Inner City
Author:Shaun Tan
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:Tales from the Inner City
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Tales from the Inner City Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Nov 01, 2018
    Everything Shaun Tan does is amazing. This collection of surreal stories about animals in the city is longer, but, like a picture book, does a lot with the visual impact of a page turn, many of which reveal haunting double-page paintings that end each story with a vision that you may o...
  • Westerville
    Nov 02, 2018
    Don't miss Shaun Tan's work if you want to see the best boundary-pushing of the visual storytelling format in books. - Becky O, Collection Development Reserve a library copy. ...
  • Rebecca Honeycutt
    Nov 08, 2018
    Y'all, I am not a crier (at least not about books), but the stunning art in this book brought me to tears TWICE. If you're an animal lover, prepare yourself for the possibility of emotional onslaught with every page-turn reveal. ...
  • Katy Wineke
    Jul 14, 2018
    Preview chapters only. Beautiful, can?t wait to see the rest. ...
  • MB (What she read)
    Oct 29, 2018
    3.5 stars ...
  • Alissa
    Oct 19, 2018
    I loved author/illustrator Shaun Tan's short story collection, Tales from Outer Suburbia. It was weird and whimsical and as oddly satisfying as taking a small, hesitant taste of a strange new food (like starfruit or kimchi) and discovering it's delicious beyond what you have words to d...
  • Brianna
    Oct 06, 2018
    Wow, what a gorgeous books. Review TK for Kidsreads or Teenreads. ...
  • Paulette
    Nov 12, 2018
    Incredible illustrations and intriguing stories about what it means to be human in the city. Different animals are featured and the text will challenge readers to look at their relationship to the natural world in new ways. I would say that this might be a challenging read for kids, bu...
  • Justin Green
    Oct 18, 2018
    Absolutely awesome ...
  • Hayley
    Oct 24, 2018
    Beautiful, profound, heart-breaking. Shaun Tan explores the human relationship with animals from all facets - the warmth we share with a domestic pet to the destruction we've caused for wild species - through his utterly unique and characteristic way of making everything seem prett...
  • Michelle
    Oct 06, 2018
    Another great book by Shaun Tan! This time focusing on the relationship between humans and animals, with amazing artwork to go along with the short stories. Some of my favorites were: Crocodile, Dog, Cat, Bear, Owl, and Rhinoceros. ...
  • Angie
    Nov 17, 2018
    I remember reading The Arrival a long time ago and I love the artwork, but this book is even better. Again, Tan's artwork is amazing. He has that painterly style I would kill for where his subject can be a gray, dismal city but his brush strokes and dabs and dots of color that shine th...
  • Katy Noyes
    Oct 27, 2018
    Moving and beautiful set of city-set animal/ecology sketches. 4.5 stars. Shaun Tan's picture books are exquisite, often profound. This is for older readers, and has serious points to make in its series of vignettes that take place in an anonymous city. Some worked wonderfully ...
  • T.D. Whittle
    Oct 07, 2018
    'Your money is meaningless to us,' said the bears. 'You grasp economics with the same clawless paws you use for fumbling justice.' And, once again, the bears showed us. There they were, God help us, the Ledgers of the Earth, written in clouds and glaciers and sediments, tallied i...
  • Tom Evans
    Nov 03, 2018
    I now know why Shaun Tan is so critically acclaimed, an incredible collection of stories complemented by outstanding illustrations. ...
  • Michelle
    Oct 20, 2018
    This is a very significant book. It is dark and often difficult to read, especially the shark, pig and fish chapters. But its message about the interconnectedness between humans and animals is incredibly important. Animals have largely not been respected by humans. They have been abuse...
  • Jürgen Peeters
    Sep 23, 2018
    Mijn recensie van 'Verhalen uit de binnenstad' verscheen op 'Tzum' https://www.tzum.info/2018/09/recensi... ...
  • Pi
    Oct 20, 2018
    This book is a real treasure! Goodreads should allow assigning 6 stars from time to time, like once a month or something. Tales from the City gives you the full package. However, unlike previous graphic novels by Shaun Tan, this one focuses more on the writing. One still gets to en...
  • Kate Samworth
    Oct 22, 2018
    I absolutely love this book. Buy a copy! You will want to look at it again and again. I love his style, color combinations, and imagination. This is a dark, melancholy, dystopian series of vignettes based on the natural world and read, in my opinion, as elegies. His writing is poetic a...
  • Katie Florida
    Nov 04, 2018
    Very unexpected and completely enthralling. Shaun Tan paints pictures with his words as vivid and compelling as those painted with his brush. An absolute delight. ...
  • Stevo Brock
    Nov 02, 2018
    This book was a Best of the Best for the month of November 2018, as selected by Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet. http://forums.delphiforums.com/stevo1... ...
  • Mathew
    Oct 26, 2018
    An absolutely fascinating collection of what I can only think of describing as post-modern cautionary tales which, through our relationship with animals, explores man's materialistic obsessions and how we have lost our relationship with animals and the natural world. As with all Tan'...
  • Rebecca
    Oct 06, 2018
    This book is peculiar, intelligent and beautiful all in one. It consists of a number of different short tales, each from a different perspective and featuring a different animal, and issue, in each. There are absolutely stunning illustrations throughout, sometimes pages at a time - thi...
  • Noelle Kelly
    Nov 17, 2018
    Beautiful images paired with thought provoking and surprising stories. ...
  • Reagan Elly
    Nov 03, 2018
    100/10, I loved this. ...
  • Megan
    Oct 18, 2018
    A delightful jewel of a book - short stories of animals and our human relationships (or not) with them. Difficult to review as I have never encountered writing and illustrating like this before. A beautiful (and quick) read. The art is exquisite. ...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Oct 18, 2018
    The first hint that you're in for something completely whimsical and magical in TALES FROM THE INNER CITY is the wondrous illustration on the cover. Inexplicably, a young boy is holding a large glowing fish. It's eye-catching and enticing and a perfect first glimpse at a really incredi...
  • Anna Jeffries
    Nov 15, 2018
    This is a really beautiful book between its words and its illustrations. Sweet and surreal and strange and weirdly lovely. ...
  • Maxwell Leaning
    Jun 18, 2018
    Quite dreamlike and surreal. The advanced reader's copy we received at the bookstore had only a handful of stories, however they were unique and intriguing and the illustrations were phenomenal. I look forward to getting a chance to read the full thing. ...
  • Greg Wilson
    Nov 07, 2018
    Undeniably, genius. ...