Goliath

Goliath

Comic Book - 2012 | 1st hardcover ed. --
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A re-imagining of the Biblical story of David and Goliath, from the perspective of Goliath in graphic novel format.
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2012.
Edition: 1st hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781770460652
1770460659
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.

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Vilka May 08, 2018

Simple, understated art briefly yet effectively explores the character of the Biblical giant Goliath as a pawn in a political/military propaganda spin game, giving the familiar story a sad, sympathetic, and thought-provoking personal angle.

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mclarjh
Apr 23, 2018

The drawings are great, but the adapted story falls flat.

JessicaGma Mar 22, 2018

Completely brilliant, as I expect from Tom Gauld, and such an elegant reworking of a well known tale. It makes you rethink all those Renaissance paintings and statues depicting David and Goliath. An excellent read.

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manishma
Nov 29, 2017

This take on a classical tale lifted me beyond a convenient fictional original - from "Goliath was blood thirsty warrior" to "Goliath was a naive outsider who was manipulated by ambitious power seekers" . The moral is - never settle for just a single point of view. You'll never read biblical stories the same way again.

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CraigGraziano
Apr 24, 2014

The tale has traveled far and wide over the millennia. A sinister, gigantic force of evil is vanquished by a young shepherd with a sling and a small stone. The shepherd grows up to be King David, but we know so little about the nine-foot-tall soldier who was slain. What if his real passion was not killing and maiming but filing clerical paperwork?

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/goliath_gauld

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abra92
Oct 31, 2013

This comic is just great. It will make you rethink the whole story of Goliath and David.

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