vendredi 24 septembre 2010

Le Trop Grand Vide d'Alphonse Tabouret

It is my pleasure this evening to present you a surprising and fascinating book ! Le Trop Grand Vide d'Alphonse Tabouret by Sibylline, Capucine and Jérôme d’Aviau is a breathtaking poetic -and not conceited- graphic novel ! I'd like to thank those who seems to form a great team for that delightful meeting !

Indeed, it is about a meeting. Just like before embracing Life, you run into it As you take a step in that special book, you encounter Alphonse Tabouret. Who's nothing less than... A little...thing ? Which happens to... Not remember much ! And as he discovers what's around him in his own naive&curious way, we surprise ourselves being happy, anxious, startled as we get more and more intrigued by that unusual character ! Everything feels new and... Amazing how we end up addict. Following him around, just to be able -one more minute- to see through those eyes, since it feels so intensely different.

To conlude : I really don't agree with those who say that this magic book should have been shorter ! Magic needs time to delight souls ! How refreshing, nowadays, a book that actually stops time to tell its story ! I wouldn't change it no matter what. You might say "yeeah, but a book takes time to read anyway !" I would agree for sure. However there is different ways of telling a story. And I believe this team honestly mastered theirs. As we blindly follow Mr.Tabouret tracks... On Life.

- Enjoy !-

3 commentaires:

  1. I give this a 4.5 out of 5 review... im intrigued to read this myself.

  2. To those who would be concerned, it is obviously not the all book I put here, but a -small- (compared to the whole book) sample of it. Hope the authors won't mind me.

  3. hello Marguerite,
    I'm Jerome d'Aviau (excuse my english, I'm french), the one who draw it, and I don't mind at all, I'm delighted !
    thank you for all those kind words, and for spreading the word in english (this way we may have it translated)!