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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: First Second (December 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596436573
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596436572
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Derek Kirk Kim is the award-winning author of the Tune series, Same Difference, The Eternal Smile (with Gene Luen Yang), and Good As Lily (with Jesse Hamm). He has also contributed to numerous anthologies including Flight, Volume 1, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, and Bizarro World.

He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Andy Shuping on December 6, 2011
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The first publishing of Derek Kirk Kim's "Same Difference & Other Stories" (by TopShelf) is one of my favorite graphic novels of all time. I fell in love with Derek's method of storytelling and his ability to capture the human emotion within his characters faces. That hint of surprise, that pang of sadness, or the look of longing over a lost loved one so eloquently captured in the characters faces. And while I missed out on the chance to buy a new version of the older book, I was excited to see FirstSecond offering a new edition of "Same Difference" in a nice hardcover format. And while it is a beautifully designed book (I especially love the mylar cover with the fish)...I'm a bit disappointed that it is literally only "Same Difference" and that the "other stories" got left by the wayside with no way for new readers to enjoy them unless they go and purchase a used copy of the original book.

The actual story, "Same Difference," is still absolutely fantastic and remains timeless. In the story we meet a group of friends sitting at a local restaurant, in front of the fish tank, discussing where they are in life and what they want from the future. Over the next few pages Simon and Nancy both share secrets about themselves...and in order to resolve a couple of them they head off to Simon's hometown. And the theme of the fish tank, the kinda of outside looking in theme from going back home and watching folks but not really fitting in, reverberates throughout the story in many ways. Especially with the new mylar cover where the reader feels like they're inside the fish tank looking out and hearing the stories being told is a nice touch. The artwork in the story is evocative and captures the emotions of the characters well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Icazbalceta on January 15, 2013
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I remember reading this a very long time ago when it was online and free. I am very pleased to own it now and the hardcover is lovely. It came quickly and was packaged nicely!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bradley Neumeister on January 16, 2014
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I just finished reading this book and it truly is a great book. The story is compelling and the characters are relatable.
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3 of 16 people found the following review helpful By M. Daniels on March 10, 2014
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Not having read "Same Difference" before purchasing and getting 20 copies from World Book Night, I was hopeful that one of the standards in graphic novels would be wonderful for my middle school kids/families. Although the overall message is a good one, the details are far too "graphic" for a middle school population (let alone their parents!). I will need to develop a new distribution plan for these novels.
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0 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E. Bollman on April 21, 2014
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This book was nearly pointless, boring and full of curse words. I love graphic novels and got it to hand out for World Book Night based on reviews, but now that I've read it I don't want to hand it out to teens or anyone else. It is one of the worst I have read. It also has a racist tone.
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