Building Stories

By: Ware, Chris

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Boxed set of 14 individual books, pamphlets, staple-bound works, fold-out sheets. Contents are complete and everything is in pristine, excellent condition except the box it all comes in, which shows light wear with a 1" stain at the upper edge of the box cover, otherwise box has very light corner wear only: near new. Marked "first edition" inside cover.


Stock Description


The New York Times Book Review, Top 10 Book of the Year
Time Magazine, Top Ten Fiction Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly, Best Book of the Year
2013 Lynd Ward Prize,
Best Graphic Novel of the Year
4-time 2013 Eisner Award Winner, including Best Publication, Best Writer/Artist and Best Graphic Album
Newsday, Top 10 Books of 2012
Entertainment Weekly, Gift Guide, A+
Washington Post, Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Best Books of the Year
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Top 10 Fiction Books of the Year
Amazon, Best Books of the Year/Comics
Boing Boing, Best Graphic Novel of the Year
Time Out New York, Best of 2012
Entertainment Weekly, Best Fiction of 2012

Everything you need to read the new graphic novel Building Stories 14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets.

With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it's reassuring--perhaps even necessary--to have something to hold on to. Thus within this colorful keepsake box the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of reading material ready to address virtually any imaginable artistic or poetic taste, from the corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickening earnestness of maturity--while discovering a protagonist wondering if she'll ever move from the rented close quarters of lonely young adulthood to the mortgaged expanse of love and marriage. Whether you're feeling alone by yourself or alone with someone else, this book is sure to sympathize with the crushing sense of life wasted, opportunities missed and creative dreams dashed which afflict the middle- and upper-class literary public (and which can return to them in somewhat damaged form during REM sleep).

A pictographic listing of all 14 items (260 pages total) appears on the back, with suggestions made as to appropriate places to set down, forget or completely lose any number of its contents within the walls of an average well-appointed home. As seen in the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times and McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Building Stories collects a decade's worth of work, with dozens of "never-before-published" pages (i.e., those deemed too obtuse, filthy or just plain incoherent to offer to a respectable periodical).

Title: Building Stories

Author: Ware, Chris

Categories: Comic/Graphic Novel,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Pantheon Books / Random House: 2012

ISBN Number: 0375424334

ISBN Number 13: 9780375424335

Binding: Boxed Set

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Comic/Graphic Novel

Seller ID: 141733