FORMAT: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9781786891518
RRP: £10.39
PAGES: 160
PUBLICATION DATE: September 7, 2017



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Baking with Kafka

By (author) Tom Gauld

In Baking with Kafka, Tom Gauld asks the questions no one else dares ask about civilisation as we know it.- How do you get published during a skeleton apocalypse?- What was the secret of Kafka’s lemon drizzle cake?- And what plot possibilities does the exploding e-cigarette offer modern mystery writers?A riotous collection of laugh-out-loud cartoons in his signature style, Baking with Kafka reaffirms Gauld’s position as a first-rate cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.

Reviews of Baking with Kafka

Tom Gauld might just be the Edward Gorey of our time, channelling his wry humour and macabre aesthetic through exquisite black-and-white illustrations — MARIA POPOVA Each single-page piece is a clever, funny, slightly bonkers riff on a literary theme . . . Sublime * * The Times * * One of the best cartoonists around! * * BoingBoing * * Praise for the works of Tom Gauld: Heartwarming * * Guardian * * At once hilarious and achingly melancholy . . . A quietly essential read * * Wired * * His economical art . . . is married to dry, incisive humor, making each strip a carefully composed marvel * * Publishers Weekly * * The ironic takes on key moments in history and literature (Armstrong on the moon, Cathy and Heathcliff wandering the moor) will certainly elicit a few laughs * * Vogue * * Precise and wryly hilarious * * NPR, Best Books of 2013 * * Gauld's deceptively simple panels and sparse, understated dialogue speak poetically . . . Gauld finds humour and hope – as well as coffee and doughnuts – in his portrait of a fading utopia * * Guardian * *

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