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Dazzling illustrated poetry from the magical mind of Tim Minchin. This is his first ever book and features a foreword from Neil Gaiman.A storm is brewing in the confines of a London dinner party. Small talk quickly descends into a verbal and intellectual battle between science and belief, as comedian Tim goes head to head with the mysterious fifth guest at the table - a hippy named Storm.With stunning original artwork, Tim's sublime ranty beat-poem weaves through the world we live in, where alternative medicine is given credence and public funding, psychics have primetime TV exposure and people are happy with mystery rather than answers.While Storm herself may not be converted, audiences from London to Sydney have been won over by Tim's lyrical wonders and the timely message of the piece in a society where science is attacked as the enemy of belief. STORM is the illustrated book born from the acclaimed internet sensation - the animation that has become an anthem for critical thinking worldwide, attracting over three million views. Now fully reimagined, STORM is a masterpiece that sparkles with beauty, wit, reason and rationality.Watch the video here: more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 10mm | 379.99g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1409156257
  • 9781409156253
  • 6,766

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Turner and King's artwork is all angles and points, Picasso by the way of Bryan Lee O'Malley's SCOTT PILGRIM's razor sharp satire and funnier the second time around * Starburst Magazine * Storm is an edgy pictorial tour de force that will delight and enchant readers who love the funny and fantastic but never forget where the horizons of fantasy end and the borders of imagination begin... * Comics Review * he book isn't a direct copy of the animation. There are extra and alternative scenes. This comes as a pleasant surprise as it made the book well worth reading despite having now seen the animation many times. The book is as good. It's as engaging. It's as clever. * Geek Native * Tim's cleverly worded and rhymed prose full of passionate and articulate arguments that just make sense. The poem is brought to life by fantastic illustrations that fit the poem flawlessly. This book comes highly recommended and it doesn't disappoint. * We Love This Book * The beat of the original poem is transcribed perfectly and I suspect "Storm: The Illustrated Book" will bring this cry for reason and understanding of science to a completely new audience which is exactly as it should be. * Upcoming 4 Me * There's multiple ways to read the poem, whether it's swiftly flicking through the pages, spitting out the words as quickly as you can read them; dwelling over each panel, absorbing the stylised artwork, or reading in time with the YouTube animation. Whichever way you choose, it's a razor sharp satire that's funnier the second time around than the first. * Starburst Magazine * Storm is an unusual book that brings together ideas, poetry and comic book type illustrations which perfectly complement each other * London Visitors * King and Turner's artwork sizzles with energy producing some striking layouts and effects * The Telegraph * Storm brings Minchin's vivid, poetic and passionately argued rant to life.... DC Turner's illustrations do exactly what they are meant to do: they exaggerate the situation and caricature moods and situations * Entertainment Focus * The pace is harried and paired with stark illustrations that only emphasise the vent that made it to the stage * Leicester Mercury * Turner's spiky illustrations suit the the book, watch the animation then if you're lucky, catch it live * The Metro * Minchin's wordplay is dazzling * Elle * A glorious ode to critical thinking * Tatler *show more

About Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin is an award-winning Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. His current songs span various musical styles and topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism), logical fallacies(ism) and his amour de fromage et de boobs(ism). He is the composer and lyricist for the West End and Broadway Musical MATILDA, provided narration for Shaun Tan's OSCAR-winning animation THE LOST THING, and completed an arena tour culminating in dates at the Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Albert Hall with the 55-piece Heritage Orchestra. He is a global superstar, with over 730,000 followers on Twitter and an army of fans. He lives in LA with his wife and two children. more

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A storm is brewing at a London dinner party. When Tim meets the mysterious fifth guest at the table, small talk descends into a battle between science and belief. Audiences around the world have been wowed by the lyrical wonders of Storm in its viral smash hit animation form. Now fully reimagined with original artwork, this sparkling ode to scepticism by multi-award-winning comedian and musician Tim Minchin is brought to life for the first time in a book. "Probably the greatest and most important thing ever published in the history of humankind to date and in the future. And it's very funny." Jonathan Ross, Broadcaster and Author "Storm perfectly captures the twisted, disfigured sack of pity and incomprehension my face becomes when attempting to present facts to the irrational." Prof Brian Cox, Physicist and Broadcaster "Tim Minchin's Storm is a masterpiece of poetry, songwriting, performance. It's one of my favorite things in the world. The world sorely needs more articulate civilized rants like this. In any form." Adam Savage, Mythbuster "Tim Minchin is a prophet and a poet, and Storm is his masterpiece: a passionate love letter to reason that is as hilarious as it is profound, as savage as it is touching. Flawlessly written and divinely illustrated, this is a truly unique and special book. And if you happen to be a friend of mine, you should put it down right now, because this is what I'm buying you for Christmas." Jane Goldman, Screenwriter "I have lived Storm, repeatedly. Minchin is a god among dorks." Ben Goldacre, Author and Physicianshow more

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525 ratings
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4 29% (152)
3 11% (58)
2 3% (16)
1 1% (6)
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