The Rime of the Modern Mariner, Hardback Book

The Rime of the Modern Mariner Hardback

Illustrated by Nick Hayes

4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings)

Description

Deep in a polluted city, a worker escapes his office for a sandwich on a park bench.

But his moment's peace is shattered by a stranger - a seaman with a tale to tell...The Rime of the Modern Mariner is a recasting of Coleridge's famous poem - now, though, the fantastical voyage is one of environmental disaster.

Stranded in the North Pacific Gyre - a vast, hypoxic maelstrom of plastic waste - the mariner comes face to face with the consequences of man's excessive consumption - in the form of wrathful gods, petroleum slicks and tsunamis, ghostly apparitions, and the great endangered creatures of the deep.

Crackling with moral force, humour and pure craftsmanship, The Rime of the Modern Mariner is a beautiful book which confronts directly the burning issue of our time.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, chiefly Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9780224090254

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Bloody brilliant, this. It's an updated version of the Mariner, incorporating modern excess into this tale of the disregard of nature. The verse is not Coleridge, sure, but it's still immensely gripping and utterly compelling. The tale, as told here, is full of drama, the sea becoming a watery version of Dante's hell at one point and the artwork is freaking exquisite. It's such a beautiful volume and a wonderful reading experience. The words, the images - delicious, all of it.

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This is an odd book, which was probably a labor of love to the author. I'm not sure I 'liked' it, but it was an interesting experiment with attractive art, perhaps influenced by Hunt Emerson's version. Anyone I've recommended it to should borrow it from the library.

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5

An intriguing reimagining of the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" as a modern day fable warning against mankind's environmental abuse.

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An intriguing reimagining of the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" as a modern day fable warning against mankind's environmental abuse.

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An intriguing reimagining of the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" as a modern day fable warning against mankind's environmental abuse.

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