Mooncop

Mooncop

Book - 2016
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The Guardian cartoonist relates the daily deadpan adventures of the last policeman living on the moonLiving on the moon . . . Whatever were we thinking? . . . It seems so silly now.

The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway. As our hero, the Mooncop, makes his daily rounds, his beat grows ever smaller, the population dwindles. A young girl runs away, a dog breaks off his leash, an automaton wanders off from the Museum of the Moon. Each day that the Mooncop goes to work, life gets a little quieter and a little lonelier.

As in Goliath , Tom Gauld's retelling of the Bible story, the focus in Gauld's science fiction is personal - no big explosions or grand reveals, just the incremental dissolution of an abandoned project and a person's slow awakening to his own uselessness. Depicted in the distinctive, matter-of-fact style of Gauld's beloved Guardian strips, Mooncop is equal parts funny and melancholy. Gauld captures essential truths about humanity, making this a story of the past, present, and future, all in one.
Publisher: Montreal, Québec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781770462540
1770462546
Branch Call Number: 741.59411 G235M 2016
Characteristics: 94 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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DPLjennyp Dec 12, 2017

Sparse, deep and beautiful.

LPL_EliH Jun 05, 2017

Raymond Carver in space, pretty much-- just a person, doing a job, pretty much alone, trying to hang on. Nice lowkey illustrations and a steady infusion of dry humor make this one a light, enjoyable 15 minute read.

KickyMcGee May 27, 2017

This is a deeper book than you might expect, and it's absolutely worth the time to read.

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mclarjh
Apr 29, 2017

Simple drawings, simple dialogue, simple story.

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joshua7279
Apr 06, 2017

A wonderful, short, melancholy story with a slightly heart warming end. It feels simple, but really has a lot to say hidden in its panels.

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vfryzek
Mar 09, 2017

A simple perfect little graphic novel.

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grahamspot
Jan 19, 2017

Deceivingly simple yet beautiful illustration work supports an elegant funny/sad tale.

JCLCourtneyS Jan 05, 2017

This one was a pretty quick read, even after lingering over the quiet, sparse, and melancholy illustrations. That said, it stuck with me for a while, and the more I thought about it, the more this book had to say to me.

Th3L1brar1an Oct 31, 2016

Heartbreaking, beautiful simplistic illustrations and dark humor. A quick read that is best savored.

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