Exit Wounds (2020)

Exit Wounds Rutu Modan Noah Stollman Exit Wounds Set in modern day Tel Aviv a young man Koby Franco receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera Koby
  • Title: Exit Wounds
  • Author: Rutu Modan Noah Stollman
  • ISBN: 9781897299067
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
Exit Wounds Rutu Modan Noah Stollman Set in modern day Tel Aviv, a young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line As Koby tries to unravel the mysterySet in modern day Tel Aviv, a young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father s death, he finds himself piecing together not only the last few months of his father s life but his entire identity With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Rutu Modan creates a portrait of modern Israel, a place where sudden death mingles with the slow dissolution of family ties Exit Wounds is the North American graphic novel debut from one of Israel s best known cartoonists Modan has received several awards in Israel and abroad, including the Best Illustrated Children s Book Award from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem four times and Young Artist of the Year by the Israel Ministry of Culture She is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.
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  1. Greta

    A suicide bombing in Hadera, IsraelAn unidentified bodyA missing fatherA missing loverA missing loverA missing loverA missed chance.

  2. Hamad

    The art is not that interesting, and the story is not that profound The main character is constantly living his life as defined by his childhood, and then the negative aspects of his childhood father comes back to confront him in indirect ways Toward the end, the main character overcomes this, supposedly grows up and starts anew That s about it Now you don t actually need to read it.

  3. Aloke

    I wonder why this doesn t get as much love as The Property Both are so good but if anything I loved this one I m a sucker for that Tintin style that Modan works in Everything looks great even though so much of the story takes place in mundane places bus stops, non descript highways, unkempt apartments There are so many panels that would look amazing as album covers That cover shot of Numi from below or plunging into the waves She s such a great character And so is Koby as the son of a distant a [...]

  4. Rebecca

    Koby Franco is a taxi driver in Tel Aviv who is perfecting his detached, angry young man demeanor when he begins to be pestered by Numi, a female soldier who insists that Koby s father, with whom she was having an affair, was killed in a nearby suicide bombing Koby hasn t spoken to his father in years and is reluctant to be pulled into any kind of action or feeling, but this one finally gets his attention through Numi s insistence and the strangeness of the clues they turn up surrounding his fat [...]

  5. George Marshall

    Modan draws superbly with a familiar Herge clear line style, but the simplicity is deceptive she manages to animate her characters with astonishing skill, right down to the slightest gesture, glance or stance Her story is subtle, complex, wonderfully paced It is highly personal yet fair and and insightful Modan has managed something rare in this medium to write with passion without falling back into introspective and self indulgent auto biography.So this book would work as either art or as text, [...]

  6. Joshlynn

    One of these reviewers pointed out that the artwork isn t that great, and the story isn t that profound I can definitely understand that opinion, and I couldn t agree with it less Very little happens in Exit Wounds, yes But also, in a beautifully subtle and intelligent way, everything happens Perhaps the most exciting thing about it is that it is clearly the work of an artist who has much to give, and the generosity to deliver Rutu Modan easily deserves a seat with Dash Shaw, Jeffrey Brown, and [...]

  7. Dov Zeller

    In a weird way this seems to me an all mixed up retelling of Jane Eyre, with its plain heroes, one wealthy, one poor, and the mystery person in the attic very metaphorical and something of a stretch, but why not There is something of Bronte and Dickens in it, because it s a comic novel, with a lot of realism and a touch of absurdity and magic But while there are hints of some of the classics in it, it is so contemporary and Israeli, leaving the reader to navigate a sad, funny and brutish world o [...]

  8. Negativni

    Koby Franco, taksist u Tel Avivu, saznaje da mu je otac mo da rtva bomba a samoubojice u Haderi pa s vojnikinjom Numi, koja ga je, ini se, bolje poznavala, nevoljko kre e u otkrivanje istine Zvu i dovoljno zanimljivo, ali pri a je obra ena kao u kakvom hipsterskom ljubavnom filmu neuvjerljivo, nedore eno, bez emocija i s likovima koji kao da su od kamena.Crte tako er nije dojmljiv, naprotiv, ru an je i pomalo amaterski.Ipak, strip zadr ava pa nju i da se itati, jer o ekuje zanimljiv rasplet koje [...]

  9. Matthew Quann

    This graphic novel probably deserves much analysis than I ll give it here, but deserves a spot on every comic enthusiast s shelf Modan s art is expressive despite, vibrant, and beautifully depicts Israel and the characters that occupy the city of Tel Aviv It follows a young man, Koby, who s approached by his elderly father s young lover, Numi She claims that his father was killed in a terrorist attack a month ago, and is the only unidentified body Reluctantly, Koby accompanies Numi on an advent [...]

  10. Tanuj Solanki

    In the world of graphic novels aspiring for serious reception, the redemptive theme with a political family existential sub text Asterios Polyp is a good example of the last variety has emerged as a key genre within the genre Usually, the redemptive theme is mixed with another strong graphic novel theme that of the biopic Persepolis is an example, sort of.Exit Wounds is a decent one It is a not a biopic, which is a relief Here we see a treatment that is contextual, related to a particular event, [...]

  11. Michelle

    Well Exit Wounds was going along fine It wasn t great, but it was paced well At moments it alluded to greater and meaningful things And then it just ended It just sort of stopped in this slightly awkward way where you got the vibe that it was supposed to be all profound except it really wasn t.It was the graphic novel equivalent of walking out the door for work at 8am and bumping into your super high neighbor who then explains the meaning of life ending with You know what I mean man It s like [...]

  12. Brenton

    This is yet another realistic graphic novel written for adults exploring the themes of awkward love and broken familial relationships The drawing is simple yet realistic and very colorful, which caught my eye The characters are mildly compelling, but could have been so I don t feel that Exit Wounds really turned over any new ground in the genre a man finds love, abandons it because of his own issues, and then, in the end, has to take a leap of faith to hold onto the good thing he s found I ve r [...]

  13. Molly

    uh oh i devoured another graphic novel today inbetween jobs thank goodness i don t buy these books i mean, it would get expensive.

  14. Bruce

    Anyone concerned by my recent dissing of Brad Meltzer s Identity Crisis as too much bother over a comic book would do well to contrast Modan s work here Both are detective stories Meltzer s is a classic potboiler Thematically, it uses a series of murders to bring private lives into conflict with public acts, but it s or less a straight up whodunnit Modan s is of a psychological drama that follows the romantic character arc of a man who is pestered into investigating his estranged father s disa [...]

  15. Kirstie

    When most random people think of graphic novels, the typically still think of the superheros with fantastical powers battling an arch nemesis or saving the world They usually don t think of very personal or political novels or novels that accomplish both What Modan does well here is use the drawings to her advantage, enhancing her story The reader sees the images intertwined poetically with the words and it just doesn t seem like it would work if either one was left out.The story itself that Mod [...]

  16. Schuyler

    I grabbed this at the library on a whim The art work is like nothing I ve really seen before, yet not so foreign as to be distracting She does some interesting things with her colors, and her display of water seems to stand out in my mind, which seems like an odd thing to remark on, I know At times, Modan s art work has an almost child like innocence which couples remarkably well with the serious subject matter commonplace terrorism, death, complex love, fractured families, class, racism, and se [...]

  17. Lauren

    Quite a good one subtle and powerful.Set in modern Israel, Koby is a taxi driver living and working with his aunt and uncle in Tel Aviv He gets a strange message one day and drives to meet a fare an Israeli soldier named Numi Numi has been searching for Koby for weeks she believes that Koby s estranged father and her lover was killed in a recent cafe suicide bombing Koby is reluctant to become involved in the investigation, but Numi slowly convinces him.It s a pure Israeli book the dialogue is n [...]

  18. Raina

    A taxi driver in Tel Aviv is confronted with a mystery involving the potential death of his estranged father In the process he gets to know a young woman who is the daughter of wealth.Modan s illustrations are crisp, and clean, with bright, stark color work The characters are well fleshed out and absolutely imperfect In some ways the story feels inevitable In other ways it takes some unexpected turns The character of the father comes to life in a somewhat surprising way.It didn t seize my soul, [...]

  19. Ran

    Joe Sacco described this graphic novel as unsentimental look at societal malaise and human relationships and that uneasy place where they sometimes intersect And, yes, actually, that s a fantastic description I couldn t have said it better It was uncomfortable the art was flat malaise It was not my cup of tea.

  20. Jamil

    this was good comics rutu modan works in that clear line style, in the intersection of herge and jordan crane she draws some amazing panels of ordinary things, like smoking, and swimming, and climbing trees, and captures body language with simple lines so truthfully.

  21. Vasilis Giannopoulos

    A short of coming of age story, where we follow the protagonist in his efforts to lead a meaningful life and to leave behind the grudges he holds against his father Although this sounds trivial, what makes the story really interesting is the setting modern Israel along with the mechanism that sets the plot in motion the possible death of the protagonist s father in a suicide bombing The narration is also very nicely paced but the drawing was below par in my opinion It follows the ligne claire st [...]

  22. Adan

    A story of a son searching for his crap father who may or may not have died in a suicide bombing with the father s young girlfriend It s an excellent character study in which one of the characters being studied never appears on the page.

  23. Laura

    Fascinating read Distinct art and coloring style lends a surrealness to this story Ends unresolved in a satisfying way.

  24. Raúl Sánchez

    Los lectores de historietas son en promedio, por desgracia, unos imb ciles y unos pretenciosos He visto las calificaciones que tiene este c mic en GR y no me sorprende ni un poco lo bajas que han sido Son lectores acostumbrados a ver superh roes en calzones golpearse sin descanso Sinceramente, Watchmen es un c mic est pido cuyas mejores cualidades, para mi gusto, son meramente formales una historieta donde los protagonistas se apresuran a hacer el amor en medio de la escena del crimen m s horren [...]

  25. Esther

    I set myself two challenges with this book.It was both my first graphic novel and my first Hebrew novel it was originally written in Hebrew It took me a while to get into this book but once I sat down to it the story zipped along It was nice to finally read a book set in my home country The language and the story had a genuine Israeli flavour unlike so many stories set here written by visitors with a personal agenda who think they know Israel but see only the big themes and miss the real life it [...]

  26. deilann

    Originally posted on SpecFic Junkie.I really don t have that much to say about Exit Wounds I really didn t find it that impactful And it s not that Israel is too far away I ve read plenty of Israeli stories that hit me really hard It s just kind of meh.I think it s the story that s the worst It lacks depth We see an adult who hasn t had contact with his father in some time and a random stranger comes up to him to tell him she thinks he was killed in a suicide bombing, although she has no proof W [...]

  27. Mariana Orantes

    Yo estaba muy renuente a leer c mics Si, le el primero de Maus pero por diversas razones no le el segundo que ahora s ya voy a empezar Y debo decir que ya hasta se me hab a olvidado Luego, un amigo me prest Saga pero no lo le Shame on me As que Ra l para rescatarme de no volver a leer c mics, me llev a una gran tienda llamada ComiCastle y escog un c mic para leer y lo compr yo solita No, no fue este ste lo compr Ra l y lo ley en un d a No lo pod a creer, pero cuando lo comenc a leer, no pude sol [...]

  28. DoctorM

    An unexpected find I picked this up from the graphic novel collection at my local library and hadn t expected to like it In the end, I found myself quite taken with it It s about family and loss and admitting to love and loyalty in a small country, a place where sudden violence can happen at any moment An Israeli cabdriver searches for his estranged father, who may have been killed in a suicide bombing He meets the much, much younger girl who was his father s girlfriend, and they try to negotiat [...]

  29. Elizabeth A

    Book blurb Set in modern day Tel Aviv, a young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues The blurb above is what attracted me to this graphic novel, but unfortunately it did not really work for me I m not a fan of the art, and while I found the setting of Israel interesting, the story itself did not pull me in There is no [...]

  30. Manish

    For some reason, I ended up liking this work A young cab driver in Tel Aviv realizes his 70 year old father was having an affair with a younger woman, when she pesters him to help her confirm if his father was killed in a suicide bombing They travel together for a few days searching for leads, interview a few people and one thing leads to the other and soon they end up making love But the encounter ends abruptly and after a few days of brooding, the youngster goes back in pursuit of her Interspe [...]

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