alt+library book club: Tales From Outer Suburbia

From B&N:

Shaun Tan follows THE ARRIVAL with a collection of off-the-wall tales combined with his genius illustrations in a unique hybrid format that will build on our current success.

An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical tale of grandfatherly exaggeration that is actually even more bizarre than he says... These are the odd details of everyday life that grow and take on an incredible life of their own in tales and illustrations that Shaun Tan's many fans will love.

These 15 illustrated stories and vignettes resist easy understanding but invite reflection…Tan's mixed-media art, with its surreal landscapes, rescued turtles and decorated missiles, both illuminates the text and highlights the strange beauty of the ordinary.
—The Washington Post

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  • Monica

    Great fun!

    September 14, 2013

  • Kimberly

    A mind boggling, confusing, but the book kept my attention. It seemed like things people daydream about on a daily basis in suburbia.

    August 22, 2013

  • Susan Hord H.

    I am loving this book. What a salve good art is after the decidedly artless week I've had!

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time attendee, looking forward to meeting new people who love books!

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make this one, but I have already committed to some sort of off-brand tupperware party in Shingle Springs. I'll hand off the book to someone else to get it back to you.

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • Elizabeth H.

      Sounds intriguing...off-brand tupperware? Is that reused plastic containers?

      August 16, 2013

  • Elizabeth H.

    I'll be out of town. My husband & I are going away to celebrate our 9th anniversary. See you next time!

    July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Happy anniversary!

      August 16, 2013

    • Elizabeth H.

      Thank you! 9 years = ceramic anniversary :)

      August 16, 2013

  • Joel

    First time attendee...

    August 15, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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