Sloth by Gilbert Hernandez

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Troubled teenager Miguel Torres has had it with life. The only alternative he sees is to willfully slip into a coma. But one year later, Miguel becomes a walking urban legend after he wakes up virtually unchanged -- except for his sloth-like pace. Soon, a haunted lemon orchard, the mysterious goat man, and murder will collide as Miguel, his girlfriend Lita and their best friend Romeo take on the teenage wasteland that is suburbia in the 21st century.

Will Miguel find love? Or has he risen from his slumber just to end up another rock and roll suicide? In this hypnotic, coming-of-age tale, Gilbert Hernandez deftly defines what it means to truly be alive in a land where life is not precious.

 

About Gilbert Hernandez

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Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically-acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah! and many books in the Love and Rockets series.
 
Published July 6, 2006 by Vertigo. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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The much heralded Love & Rockets cartoonist turns in his first original graphic novel and it showcases a creator still making vital work after two decades. T

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Publishers Weekly

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The much heraldedLove & Rockets cartoonist turns in his first original graphic novel and it showcases a creator still making vital work after two decades.

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BC Books

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Of all the works produced by Hernandez outside the Love And Rockets imprimatur (Girl Crazy;

Sep 23 2006 | Read Full Review of Sloth

BC Books

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The three teen leads of Sloth, Gilbert Hernandez's nimble Vertigo black and white graphic novel – Miguel, Lita and Romeo – are united when it comes to decrying the deadening nature of small-town life.

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AV Club

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His characters keep their senses of humor no matter how strange their lives become, and when a peculiar love triangle develops in both of the book's universes, it's guided by recognizable human desires.

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Reason Magazine

If ranking in an art form is a simple function of quality times quantity, then Gilbert Hernandez is nearly unchallengeable as the greatest comic book artist of his time (with only his brother Jaime, with whom he has produced the comic periodical Love and Rockets in a couple of formats for 25 year...

Jun 20 2007 | Read Full Review of Sloth

The Zone

Having finished the book, I immediately turned back to the final pages of Miguel's story to try and rationalise the plot switch but was unable to do so, far from being a failure of exposition the mysterious and unexplained elements of the story reinforced its strength.

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