Read The Park Bench Online Free - 'An incredibly lovely book. Beautiful, kind, witty and calm.' Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers
Chabouté's enchanting story of a park bench was first published to critical acclaim in France in 2012. Faber now brings his work to the English-speaking world for the first time.
Through Chabouté's elegant graphic style, we watch people pass, stop, meet, return, wait and play out the strange and funny choreography of life. Fans of The Fox and the Star, The Man Who Planted Trees and Richard Linklater's Boyhood will find this intimate graphic novel about a simple park bench - and the people who walk by or linger - poignant, life-affirming and brilliantly original.
|Title||:||The Park Bench|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
November 07, 2017
I have fallen in love with the talents of this amazing artist. Yes, a picture can tell a thousand words, and using a park bench, the author does just that. We have many benches in my town, along the river walk, benches that have probably seen it all. Once again using black and white pictures, we...
January 04, 2018
What a touching artistic work this is. Last year I read (and loved) "Alone" by Chabouté, so when I saw that "The Park Bench" had also been translated into English from French, I ran to the library to fetch it.
As the title suggests, it's the story of one park bench and of the people who use it ove...
February 24, 2018
The Park Bench is full of quiet, revealing, and intimate glances into everyday moments, capturing clever little details in the background. Including romantic couples both young and old, gossiping, people watching, and so much more. This silent graphic novel speaks volumes.
Marketing his English-la...
September 25, 2017
A very sweet story about a park bench and all the people that interact with it over the years. I enjoyed this graphic novel because it was able to express so much without using any words; it's 100% illustrated.
November 27, 2017
As is his graphic novel Alone, The Park Bench, another graphic novel, is silent, like a Charlie Chaplin silent black and white film. Oh, there are words on shirts in the book, you see the titles of books, but this tome of a book wordlessly tells the story of a cultural site for a kind of loosely...
November 11, 2017
September 24, 2017
I mean... from an artistic point of view, I get it, but this was not for me at all.
The Park Bench is literally 300-something pages of focusing on a park bench while people of all walks of life come and go - some sitting on it, some walking past it, some interacting with one another. When interact...
October 09, 2017
With the only words in “Park Bench” being book titles and scribbles on the bench, it is the purest form of a graphic novel. I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful this book is. No words could do it justice. I laughed and I cried and I felt despair for the human race and hope for the human r...
February 03, 2018
This is an author that can create in one picture what others take 300 pages to try to relate. He can tell a whole story in one page. And can do that without words. This mans talent is superb.
His emphasis is low key, his trajectory is off the chart. He is able to take the simplest of thing...
January 17, 2018
Because I enjoyed Alone so much last year, I put this on hold as soon as we ordered it for the library because I wanted to see if it would be as intriguing, melancholy yet hopeful, and endearing as the other.
This actually reminded me strongly of Here, which I love dearly, with the unfolding...