Friday, February 27, 2015
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Tan's wordless novel allows the reader a peek into the immigrant's world. In a world where no one speaks the same language, one has to rely on non-verbal cues and images alone, allowing us to truly step into their shoes. And, Tan's images are invaluable in understanding the story. Each image is detailed and mesmerizing, and deeply profound, providing the reader/viewer a story unlike any other. In short, it's a work of art that needs to be visited again and again.
Have you read The Arrival? What did you take away from it?