Margot (midnight_birth) wrote in margot_quotes,

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean.


Title: The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch.
Author: Neil Gaiman.
Artist: Dave McKean.
Genre: Fiction, graphic novel, horror, mystery, mental health, novella.
Country: U.K.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 1994.
Summary: A dark and frightening novella, the book tells the tale of a young boy's loss of innocence that results from a horrific confrontation with his past. Spending a summer at his grandfather's seaside arcade, a troubled adolescent harmlessly becomes involved with a mysterious Punch and Judy Man, and a mermaid-portraying woman. But when the violent puppet show triggers buried memories of the boy's family, the lives of all become feverishly intertwined. With disturbing mysteries and half-truths uncontrollably unraveling, the young boy is forced to deal with his family's dark secrets of violence, betrayal, and guilt.

My rating: 7/10.
Tags: 1990s - fiction, 20th century - fiction, abuse (fiction), british - fiction, fiction, graphic novels, horror, mental health (fiction), mystery, novellas

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