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Goliath, Tom Gauld

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Goliath
Title
Goliath
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Tom Gauld
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
This story reworks the David-and-Goliath myth. Goliath of Gath isn't much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick administrative work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice daily challenge to the Israelites: "Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants." Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield-bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings. This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath's side of the Valley of Elah. Quiet moments in Goliath's life as a soldier are accentuated by the author's drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near-geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Goliath's battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures. Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized
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Title
Goliath
Creator
Summary
Offers a graphic presentation of the David and Goliath story seen from Goliath's side of the Valley of Elah
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration line
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10119562
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
222/.4309505
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6737.G35
LC item number
G65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Tom Gauld
Goliath, Tom Gauld
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Goliath, Tom Gauld
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Control code
ocn746596560
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st hardcover ed., March 2012.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770460652
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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      43.19289 -70.876331
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