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Posy Simmonds

Autor(a) de Tamara Drewe

23+ Works 1,744 Membros 47 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Obras de Posy Simmonds

Tamara Drewe (2007) 468 cópias
Gemma Bovery (1999) 409 cópias
Cassandra Darke (2018) 145 cópias
Fred (1987) 111 cópias
F-Freezing ABC (1995) 86 cópias
Literary Life (2003) 85 cópias
Lulu and the Flying Babies (1988) 62 cópias
Mrs. Weber's Diary (1979) 56 cópias
Mrs Weber's Omnibus (2012) 51 cópias
The Chocolate Wedding (1990) 43 cópias
Very Posy (1985) 37 cópias
True Love (1981) 37 cópias
Baker Cat (2004) 34 cópias
Pure Posy (1987) 32 cópias
Pick of Posy (1982) 30 cópias
Mustn't Grumble (1993) 23 cópias
Literary Life Revisited (2016) 11 cópias
Lavender (2003) 11 cópias
Bouncing Buffalo (1994) 8 cópias
The Loose Tooth (1970) 2 cópias
THE POSY SIMMONDS BEAR BOOK. (1969) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Cold Comfort Farm (1932) — Ilustrador, algumas edições5,814 cópias
Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel (1889) — Ilustrador — 1,099 cópias
The Book of Other People (2008) — Ilustrador — 749 cópias
The Young Visiters (1919) — Ilustrador, algumas edições547 cópias
Strange Stories for Strange Kids (2001) — Contribuinte — 221 cópias
Matilda Who told Lies (1970) — Ilustrador, algumas edições91 cópias
Midsummer Nights (2009) — Ilustrador — 75 cópias
Nelson (2011) — Ilustrador — 68 cópias
Mrs. Scrooge: A Christmas Poem (2009) — Ilustrador, algumas edições53 cópias
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (1986) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Tamara Drewe [2010 film] (2010) — Original graphic novel — 28 cópias
Slightly Foxed 16: For Pheasant Read Peasant (2007) — Artista da capa — 27 cópias
Cat Among the Pigeons: Poems (Puffin Books) (1987) — Ilustrador — 26 cópias
The Best Contemporary Women's Humor (1994) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Gemma Bovery [2014 film] (2015) — Original book — 14 cópias
Letters from a designer's notebook (1993) — Ilustrador — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



Posy Simmonds em Comics (Janeiro 2019)


Not really meant to be read in one sitting. Mostly B&W comic strips following the lives of various family members. Long book, depicting concerns of everyday people in mostly 1980s Britain. Sprinkled with dark humour such as beach dogs defecating on children's sandcastles, toddlers playing hide and seek in a discarded fridge. AIDS, famine, working mothers, single father's, sexism, racism, Neighbourhood Watch, Acid rain, hole in the ozone layer, male chauvinism, househusbands, Videos (Video Players), Sony Walkman, Poll tax, divorce, mortgages, Nike, Reebok, post-dated cheques, Political correctness, Traffic jams, litter, Unemployment, etc.… (mais)
AChild | Apr 30, 2023 |
Pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this story Great plot, great colour illustrations, and great characters. I read somewhere that Posy Simmonds is the modern Hogarth, and I wholeheartedly agree that this book is just that. From scenes of rough-sleepers, MacDonald restaurants, public transport, parks, Christmas shoppers, etc. This book is thoroughly entertaining, and tells a very modern tale of fraud, mobile harassment, the modern art scene, broken families, loneliness, and a murder. All creates a vivid snapshot of modern life, with attitudes of what is socially acceptable and unacceptable in this very British story.… (mais)
AChild | outras 5 resenhas | Nov 28, 2022 |
"El último crimen de la gran dama del cómic", El País 01.04.2022: https://elpais.com/cultura/2020/02/25/actualidad/1582636824_251622.html
Albertos | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 10, 2022 |
You Want It Darke(r)
Review of the Jonathan Cape hardcover edition (2018)

I had read and enjoyed Posy Simmonds previous graphic novels Gemma Bovery (1999) and Tamara Drewe (2007) in my pre-Goodreads days, but have only recently caught up with her most recent work. Cassandra Darke is a totally original story as opposed to the earlier works which were modern day adaptations based on the novels Madame Bovary and Far From the Madding Crowd.

Prosperous art dealer Cassandra Darke is discovered to have been defrauding her clients by selling unauthorized copies. The scandal sidetracks her career and her relationship with her family until her stepsister's daughter Nicky becomes her basement tenant. Nicky gets involved with some dubious types and helps a boyfriend to hide some incriminating evidence which turns out to tie into an abduction and murder. The story becomes a redemption journey for the curmudgeonly Cassandra who is constantly entertaining with her cantankerous observations and actions. The intricate artwork and the engaging story (which is often told in extended prose panels and not limited to speech balloons) made this both an intriguing and suspenseful read.

I read Cassandra Darke thanks to my GR friend JimZ's recent 4 star review and his encouragement for me to bump it up my TBR list. Thanks again to Jim!

Trivia and Link
Yes, I couldn't resist riffing on Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker for my lede headline.
… (mais)
alanteder | outras 5 resenhas | Sep 14, 2021 |



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