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3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man Hardcover – September 29, 2009
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3 Story is split into 3 sections from the points of view of the women in Craig's life with the first told from his mother, which is surprisingly emotional given many pages have little to no text. Craig's mother comes off lamentable, yet very cold especially once Craig leaves home for college. The detachment of Craig is already present at a young age.
The second story is told from Craig's love interest Jo. This section gives you a good feeling on how living with someone so large can be hard on not just the giant. Craig continues to become more and more remote with his affections and humanity. One of the most interesting aspects is that as Craig grows his hearing and eye sight change with him. Especially, when he has delayed responses to touch and pain as his pain receptors are further removed from his brain. During this time we're also treated to Craig's involvement with the CIA as a supposed secret agent. Keep in mind most of this section takes place during the cold war times of the 1950s and 60s.
The 3rd part tells of Craig's time out in the wilderness as he faces his imminent demise from the point of view of the daughter he never really knew. This section is the shortest, which could have been longer, but that was my desire for more. The melancholy ending is more than fitting to this sad life story.Read more ›
I have read it 8 times already, and still kept the same feelings I had when reading it for the first time.
Totally recommend it.
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A fantastic book, truly moving graphic novel. Kindt's style dovetails beautifully with the melancholy tone of this very odd but also very universal story. Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by Jerel Dye
I'm not sure why I bought the book, but I'm glad I did. It is very surreal, but it does keep very closely in touch with humanity. Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by Abraham Jeyakumar