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“In an intricate, watery-inked style, Fior, also an architect, has an equally deft hand for the concrete and the conceptual... A prize-winner when it was first published in Italy in 2011, this is a must-have for collections serving enthusiastic graphic novel readerships.” (Annie Bostrom - Booklist)

About the Author

Manuele Fior was born in Cesena, Italy in 1975. After earning a degree in architecture (Venice, 2000), he moved to Berlin, where he began a career as a cartoonist, illustrator (The New Yorker, Le Monde, Vanity Fair...), and architect. He lives in Paris.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics; 1 edition (April 4, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606996665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606996669
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.7 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Heart-wrenchingly realistic and nostalgic!
5,000 km Per Second pulled my heart in so many different directions.
I saw the cover in a bookstore and was intrigued!
What I admire most about 5,000 km Per Second is the realistic flow of events and honest emotion that drive the characters and ultimately the story. The characters could be called "flawed," but really they are just human, making mistakes like we do. This isn't a fairytale. The story flows the way real life can and does.
The art is beautiful and conveys each scene's mood really well. I found the colors chosen for the illustrations to affect and reflect how I felt while reading, which made the story more powerful.
As much as I admire the storyline for being more realistic rather than cliché, the ending did leave me a bit melancholy, confused and unfulfilled. I yearned for a more uplifting conclusion, but I respect the outcome for what it is. The story felt true to life in the sense that the characters make the best decisions they possibly can at the time and after the fact they may feel regretful or have questions they can never answer, but no matter what they have to keep on living.

This story had a unique impact on me. I recommend picking it up!
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Beautiful, simple story. There are not many graphic novels like this in the American market nowadays, unfortunately
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