Baking with Kafka
27%
off

Baking with Kafka

4.24 (291 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

In Baking with Kafka, Tom Gauld asks the questions no one else dares ask about civilisation as we know it. - How do you get published during a skeleton apocalypse?- What was the secret of Kafka's lemon drizzle cake?- And what plot possibilities does the exploding e-cigarette offer modern mystery writers?A riotous collection of laugh-out-loud cartoons in his signature style, Baking with Kafka reaffirms Gauld's position as a first-rate cartoonist, creating work infused with a deep understanding of both literary and cartoon history.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 156 x 206 x 19mm | 465g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • colour illustrations throughout
  • 1786891506
  • 9781786891501
  • 2,832

Review quote

A collection of brilliantly off-the-wall cartoons. Ever wondered what War and Peace clickbait looks like? Or Machiavelli's month planner? Gauld can help * * Daily Mail, Best Reads of 2017 * * Tom Gauld might just be the Edward Gorey of our time, channelling his wry humour and macabre aesthetic through exquisite black-and-white illustrations -- MARIA POPOVA Each single-page piece is a clever, funny, slightly bonkers riff on a literary theme . . . Sublime * * The Times * * One of the best cartoonists around! * * BoingBoing * * Praise for the works of Tom Gauld: Heartwarming * * Guardian * * At once hilarious and achingly melancholy . . . A quietly essential read * * Wired * * His economical art . . . is married to dry, incisive humor, making each strip a carefully composed marvel * * Publishers Weekly * * The ironic takes on key moments in history and literature (Armstrong on the moon, Cathy and Heathcliff wandering the moor) will certainly elicit a few laughs * * Vogue * * Gauld's deceptively simple panels and sparse, understated dialogue speak poetically . . . Gauld finds humour and hope - as well as coffee and doughnuts - in his portrait of a fading utopia * * Guardian * * Precise and wryly hilarious * * NPR, Best Books of 2013 * *show more

About Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld was born in 1976 and grew up in Aberdeenshire. He is a cartoonist and illustrator and his work is regularly published in the Guardian, the New York Times, and New Scientist. He is the author of three more comic books, Goliath; You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack and Mooncop, a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London with his family.tomgauld.comshow more

Review Text

Tom Gauld might just be the Edward Gorey of our time, channelling his wry humour and macabre aesthetic through exquisite black-and-white illustrations MARIA POPOVAshow more

Rating details

291 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 45% (131)
4 38% (110)
3 14% (41)
2 2% (7)
1 1% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X