Beautiful Darkness

Beautiful Darkness

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Tiny princess Aurora's journey to civilization's heart serves to highlight the bleakness of life and humanity's capacity for evil.

McMillan Palgrave

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"Kerascoët… render Aurora and her friends in the huge-eyed style of classic children's book illustrations, but cuteness is just another Darwinian survival strategy here. Even on her clover-high scale, as Aurora discovers, romance is decided by social pecking order and murderous deceit."—Douglas Wolk, New York Times

Kerascoët's and Fabien Vehlmann's unsettling and gorgeous anti-fairy tale is a searing condemnation of our vast capacity for evil writ tiny. Join princess Aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization's heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience. The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerascoët's delicate watercolors serve to highlight the evil that dwells beneath Vehlmann's story as pettiness, greed, and jealousy take over. Beautiful Darkness is a harrowing look behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society.



Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2014, c2009
Edition: 1st hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781770461291
Branch Call Number: GX VEH
Characteristics: 94 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,29 cm.

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missreadingrobyn
Nov 24, 2016

Beautiful Darkness is beautiful to look at with an fantastic concept. The art is something in and of itself! There is a unique mixture of innocence and brutality that made the characters and situation interesting, but I felt like it was lacking a strong sense of plot.

Vilka Dec 19, 2015

Very 'Lord of the Flies', a dark story told with a fairy-tale look. Leaves a lot of details up to the reader to figure out (or wonder about).

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ReadingRainBro
Oct 13, 2015

The art is great, but it's really dark. I think older teens might like it. Do the little people represent parts of the dead girls conscious? It's strange that one would go to live with her murderer.

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denise_edwards
Feb 27, 2017

denise_edwards thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

ketkat Nov 17, 2014

ketkat thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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