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Sumo

Pham, Thien (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Sumo


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A washed-up American football player finds a new life in sumo wrestling.
Authors: Pham, Thien
Title: Sumo
Publisher: New York :, First Second,, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 96 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,22 cm.
Summary: A washed-up American football player finds a new life in sumo wrestling.
ISBN: 9781596435810
159643581X
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Report This Apr 30, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a quiet, brief, understated graphic novel about a young man trying to make his way in the world. Oversized Scott has failed at his previous endeavors--a professional football career and a relationship with Gwen--and is now in danger of failing at his attempt at starting over as someone completely different--a sumo wrestler in Japan. He has a chance to find himself before it's too late, though. Pham achieves much with simple, stylized illustrations, thematic colors, and subtle symbols. An easy story to quickly skim through, but containing layers of depth that rewards those who take their time to dwell in its pages.

Report This Mar 20, 2013
  • diggie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly sweet and tender.

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