- Full Description
With a nod to Jules Verne, Claudio Romo deftly combines the narrative arts of literature and illustration to create a form all his own, part graphic novel, part imaginary bestiary. With totally bizarre illustrations throughout, the book is written as a travel diary by Lázaro de Sahagún, eminent naturalist and explorer and concerns his voyage to the mysterious Specular Isle, and subsequent cataloging of the astonishing life forms, each with a unique history and mode of existence.
Perhaps as Lázaro muses, if the earth is a living organism as he believes, places like this island are necessary for the planet to safeguard these marvelous species from “future periods of global decadence.” The Book of Imprudent Flora is a codex for the new millennium, full of the wonder of discovery.
"Claudio Romo is a revelation. Simply the most exciting discovery to come out of Chile since Roberto Bolaño, Alejandro Zambra or Lina Meruane. One finds hints of Italo Calvino..."
This has a kind of Lovecraftian feel to me, but without the horror and threat...the plants and animals are simply totally bizarre, such as the cover here shows. We like it.
- Additional Information
Item Code BOIMH Publisher Gingko Press Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781584236948 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x9 # Pages 64pg Color Text/Full Color