The Bind PDF/EPUB Ò Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • 120 pages
  • The Bind
  • William Goldsmith
  • English
  • 06 October 2014
  • 9780224097024

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The BindThe Bind is a story you read and next day you forget It was ok it offers an entertaining read for an hour and that's it I won't be suprised to see it made into a movie though it has this socialgeneric feeling that makes for an adaptation The art is a bit aery and it flows nicely The Bind charts the rise and fall of Egret Bindings once the most prestigious firm of bookbinders in LondonIn 1910 brothers Guy and Victor Egret take on an ambitious commission a deluxe jewelled binding of a collection of poems A Moonless Land It proves to be a moment of hubris The work triggers their ruin watched by the disapproving spirit of their father Garrison EgretA darkly humorous tale of sibling rivalry and creative one upmanship The Bind shows once again that William Goldsmith is an incomparable storyteller and a marvellously inventive artist The book covers the challenges and craft of bookbinding through a family’s bookbinding business from over a century or so agoMy top three thoughts on ‘The Bind’1 This is a very short and simple story The illustrations are beautiful and in sepia colors that aptly highlight nostalgia of a bygone era2 The story doesn't leave room for any depth Everything is shown in it at a superficial level There's no time wasted on conflict resolutions or emotions I would have wanted to see on feelings towards loss and on the relationships within the family especially sibling rivalry3 I really enjoyed the frames where the ghost of the father who can’t seem to let go of his business even after his death is lurking around in the building silently judging his sons and cringing at the new way things are being done This is a hilarious fun wee tale beautifully drawn and full of character The focus on a bookbinding company and some of the details of the bookbinding process were interesting However the story was a bit shallow for all the twists and the painted art was sort of charming but a bit drab with all the browns and greys All in all felt like not enough substance for the size of the book Nice fold out though 3 35ish ¯ツ¯A really beautiful book that's just lacking in some substance It was so short and such a fast read that it was hard to get a feel for the characters and their relationships on than just a superficial level 35 starsThe artwork was the best partview spoilerI wish the ghost had had of a part but he disappeared a part of the way through hide spoiler A three star story with an extra star simply for the exuisite presentation of the book itself Beautifully illustrated super light and uick story you kinda gotta know the basics of binding a book because it’s not entirely explained but I LOVED it I'd read this again just for the gorgeous end papers And maybe just for the end papers The story was kinda eh