Goliath

Goliath A master of striped down powerful storytelling reworks the David and Goliath myth Goliath of Gath isn t much of a fighter Given half a choice he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat

  • Title: Goliath
  • Author: Tom Gauld
  • ISBN: 9781770460652
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A master of striped down, powerful storytelling reworks the David and Goliath myth.Goliath of Gath isn t much of a fighter Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice daily challenge to the Israelites ChooseA master of striped down, powerful storytelling reworks the David and Goliath myth.Goliath of Gath isn t much of a fighter Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice daily challenge to the Israelites Choose a man Let him come to me that we may fight If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath s side of the Valley of Elah Quiet moments in Goliath s life as a soldier are accentuated by Tom Gauld s drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey Goliath s battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized.

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    1. oh, god - poor goliath! singled out because of his massive size, forced to wear ceremonial armor that crumbles around him and stand in the same place day after day, quoting the same prepared script after sleeping exposed to the elements all night, just to intimidate the enemy, and prevent them from attacking.he's just a big sweet guy who took a promotion he didn't really want that turned out to be a pretty boring job.until. some punk kid comes on the scened you know what happens next. poor, poor [...]

    2. Putting the spotlight on Goliath rather than David, this tragic and wryly comical version of the biblical story radically twists its message from yes-you-can to anti-war. Tom Gauld’s Goliath is no monster but a gentle and meek man who gets pushed to the front line by a careless king and his ruthless captain merely because he happens to be tall. What may sound like a cheap gimmick becomes in Gauld’s capable hands a clever and rather macabre critique of fundamental Western values and ideals.

    3. We are soldiers you know.Ok. Next time I'll kill somebody.Really?No.I got lost in Goliath's giant figure slumped against nondescript rock formations. Peaceful in their in the middle of nowhere nondescriptness. Day, night, almost day, almost night and behind your back. His face hidden under a beard I didn't attach my feelings to puzzlement. A longing to sit at a desk and do admin work. Goliath was good at admin work. Days behind your back. I imagine days would be better if the day before was cert [...]

    4. Beautiful book, very strong with clean, bold lines and a dry wit and sad. The idea, to write the David and Goliath story in terms of a reluctant Goliath, reminds me of Grendel or The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf

    5. A freakishly tall yet meek army admin clerk called Goliath is tricked into pretending to be his army’s “giant champion”, a symbol that one of the King’s advisors hopes will end the conflict if the opposing army’s champion fails to meet Goliath’s challenge. Alas, we all know how it ends…Tom Gauld shows a different side to the famous David and Goliath story with Goliath portrayed as not the giant he was purported to be but an overly tall chap near 7 feet tall, who prefers working qui [...]

    6. A sad story. Reading this makes me think about how in war it's rarely good vs evil. While we know from the Bible story that Goliath was chosen for his purpose, we can't say he was a bad guy. Maybe he was just a simple admin.

    7. Beautiful retelling of the David and Goliath story with Goliath as underdog protagonist. This book is not quite in black and white, more like black, brown and white, and the use of color, texture, black space and white space and perspective are all done with a very strong sense of mood and timing. This is a solemnly funny book, with a soulful dash of "Ferdinand" and perhaps the tiniest touch of Shrek. Gauld brings Goliath into its fabular fullness and it is hard not to fall in love with Goliath [...]

    8. I checked this out from the library because they don't have Gauld's latest book. This is Goliath's story. And one I found myself intrigued by up to the last second of the book. I found Goliath to be am empathetic character that I wanted to prevail, but we all know how the story ends.All in all, I'm glad I picked it up as it is filled with quiet moments on the page.

    9. In his somewhat stark and beautiful way, the author reminds us that no matter how often we've been told a story - we only know one side of that story.A sad and lovely telling of the David and Goliath story. And now I have to go sit in a corner and feel terrible for Goliath.**A day later and it continues to (this sounds melodramatic, but I'm going to use the word anyway) haunt me. In my world, that is a pretty sure indication that a book deserves five stars.**

    10. As I read this, I began to remember this weird biblical video my third grade class viewed. The video depicted the story of David and the "evil" giant Goliath fighting to the death. Except, it was told through puppetry. And the stone that killed Goliath was singing about being a stone. It was quite a trip.But, anyway, in my sixteen years of religious education I have experienced, I never once thought of Goliath in such a manner as Tom Gauld does. And I praise him for that.

    11. I’m boxing up books for a move, and getting rid of anything I’ve read and keeping whatever I may actually read. I have a lot of books, and this is doing the bare minimum to reduce that number, but it’s a start. And that’s how I unearthed Tom Gauld’s GOLIATH. After wiping off the dust from the cover I sat on the porch and read it in a sitting. I bought it, I think, because of the artwork. I always buy comics on their art. No matter how could the writer, if the artwork sucks, the story l [...]

    12. I read this mainly because I find Gauld's art so beautiful. I love the obsessive-looking hatching, and the tiny, expressive, dumpy stick-men figures. While this is a reworking of the David and Goliath story, it doesn't actually change the main text--it just adds a story around the edges. What's lovely about this is that Gauld actually keeps the Bible story within certain parts of the characters' speech balloons, but renders it in a totally different block font from the other dialogue, making the [...]

    13. This is a retelling of the David and Goliath story, and this time you're friends with Goliath instead of David. It's slow in a way that I liked, with lots of scenes of Goliath and his shield-bearer sitting on rocks not doing anything. The art is simple and black and brown, and I liked that too. As a story it's only sort of satisfying, and would probably be baffling if you somehow didn't know the original version. As a criticism of the one-sidedness of Old Testament war stories it works pretty we [...]

    14. If there was a Pedro the Lion graphic novel, I imagine it would look like this.Like Pedro, I read this not so much because I was planning to agree with everything it was going to say, but because it's beautiful.So, it turns out that Goliath was actually The BFG. But even in this narrative, I found it hard to disparage David. Goliath had been taunting them for weeks, even if he didn't want to. And he was terrorizing a nation.If there was ever a time to disobey orders, right?

    15. A wonderfully sad tale of the famous Goliath. Always an interesting perspective to get the "backstory" of a villain. Thought provoking, beautiful, and heart felt. I really enjoyed this one.

    16. This is my second book I've read by Gauld (I've also read Mooncop), and I love his spare yet evocative art. He also is a master of wry humor, and his art absolutely complements and extends the story. Here we have the classic story of David and Goliath, except from Goliath's point of view. A paper pusher, Goliath is happiest when he's switched from patrol to administrative tasks. Suddenly, he's put on a top secret mission to end the war with the Israelites. Sent out into the desert, he's told to [...]

    17. Like a fairy tale retold, a bible story retold gives you another look at something that you may have grown up with and know, but now you don't.That is what this story is. The story of an admin assistant, not a fighter, but because Goliath is so tall, everyone assumes that he will be a good fighter, and he is chose to leave his papers and pencils, and go out in the filed and present himself, in fine armor, so that he can fight the champion of the opposing army. Every day he has to go out, and mak [...]

    18. This is the best of the three Tom Gauld books I’ve read. Much like Mooncop’s singular idea of “Wouldn’t a police officer get really lonely if they were patrolling the mostly-vacant moon all alone?” Goliath is essentially “What if Goliath from the story of David and Goliath was just some tall administrator who got roped into being the phony battlefront?”It’s a more interesting idea at its core than Mooncop, delivered in the same minimalist package. Gauld has a simple style where e [...]

    19. What is that saying about the number of truths about an event is equal to the number of people who witnessed it? Gentle admin-loving Goliath really gets a raw deal in Tom Gauld's retelling of the David and Goliath story. And as is often the case, the decisions of military leaders often create an inescapable weight that falls on the unlucky people who must follow their orders.

    20. A brief but brilliant graphic novel. This retelling of the biblical story, in which Goliath is an army paper pusher drafted into a military stunt, is hilarious but ultimately heartbreaking. Gauld is a real talent.

    21. Everyone askes where's Waldo, noone ever asked how's Waldo.Трогательный взгляд на известную историю о Давиде и Голиафе. У Голда великан — не хроническое чудовище, а неуклюжий переросток, добряк и простак, жертва обстоятельств. Жалко его, разумеется, до слёз.

    22. A wonderful, minimalist retelling of a familiar story which manages still have a shocking though not surprising ending. The stark simplicity of the artwork is fantastic and enhances the growing sense of emotional unease.

    23. Tom Gauld is gold, and I’ve known so for years. Everyone needs to immerse themselves in his humorous brilliance. Also, poor Goliath.

    24. A surprisingly subversive swipe at war and religion imagined through a cleverly simple retelling of David vs Goliath.

    25. Aunque Goliat está en el ejército no es un guerrero, le gusta más la intendencia. Pero por su tamaño lo escogen como paladín. Ahí comienza una interminable espera.Con su estilo simple y sus páginas donde aparentemente no ocurre nada, este libro me ha dejado una sensación de desconsuelo que todavía no me la quito de encima. Ha transformado la historia bíblica en un trasunto de Esperando a Godot.

    26. I didn't realize I was reading a retelling of David vs Goliath. I was heartbroken at the end. Goliath wsop presented as such a gentle person. Fantastic storytelling and art by Tom Gauld.

    27. With the deceptive simplicity of Gauld's signature style, you watch Goliath wandering away from his desk to get a drink of water and picking up a pebble out of idle curiosity. Another soldier spots him:"Goliath, what are you doing tomorrow?""Patrol.""I've got admin. Do you want to swap?""Yeah, definitely.""Great."For although he's a giant, he's the fifth-worst swordsman in his platoon, and he prefers paperwork. He even feels sorry for the wild animals who are captured to fight for the army's ent [...]

    28. This book is a pure delight in every sense of the word. Gauld's drawings are beautiful in their stripped-down, simplistic yet evocative style. The visual storytelling is excellent, with Gauld often using whole pages and spreads to create visual symmetry and sprinkling the whole story with silent panels that speaks volumes. The choice of using a brown duo tone gives the whole story an artistic, meditative feel to it. And that's even before I come to the actual story, with its retelling of this ar [...]

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