Stuck in a dead-end job with a boss he can't stand and a materialistic girlfriend, Sam rises from a late night of bar-hopping to discover his whole world has changed. An avian flu outbreak has killed millions, the nation's infrastructure has crashed and a dirty bomb has destroyed Seattle. Forced to go on the run, Sam awakes to a normal world the next day - and to chaos again the day after.
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Matt Kindt's first graphic novel, Pistolwhip, was one of Time's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2001. His 2007 graphic novel Super Spy was named Indie Book of the Year by Wizard magazine and was nominated for three Harvey Awards and an Eisner Award. His most recent graphic novel, 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man, was released to wide acclaim in 2009.From School Library Journal :
Gr 10 Up–Sam goes to bed after another boring and predictable day, only to discover when he wakes up that the world has changed. It is suddenly beset by disasters including an outbreak of avian flu and a rapidly escalating war. These events begin to change the characters in a "desperate times call for desperate measures" kind of way, and Sam finds himself doing things he would never have guessed. If this plot device had been the main core of this book, it would have been a good read. But what turns it into an astounding read is that when Sam wakes up the next day he finds himself back in his ordinary world where he leads a humdrum existence and his girlfriend doesn't understand him. Then the next day he's back in the postapocalyptic world where Seattle has been destroyed and Sam's sexual tension with his boss is escalating. Each day he alternates between these two worlds, where some things are completely different and others are the same. Sam soon realizes that he is one of several constants between the two worlds, and he embarks on a dangerous journey to try to save humanity and change both worlds for the better. Kindt's artwork is dark and gritty, simplistic at times but able to convey a range of emotions. The cover image is especially effective at grabbing prospective readers' attention. Teens who give this book a try will be richly rewarded with a very unusual story.Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
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Description du livre Titan Publishing Company, 2011. État : Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP83650665