Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger

Bizarre Romance

Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy ta...


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TitleBizarre Romance
ISBN9781419728532
Author
Release DateMar 20th, 2018
PublisherHarry N. Abrams
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Short Stories, Comics, Fiction
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Reviews Bizarre Romance

  • Fran
    2018-02-07
    "Bizarre Romance" is a compilation of thirteen quirky stories written and illustrated by wife and husband team, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell."Girl on the Roof" is a poignant letter written to a lost loved one. It is a prose story by Niffenegger with minimal artwork. This is in direct contrast to the beautiful panels drawn by Campbell in "Backwards in Seville". This reader enjoyed the "Secret Life with Cats" where a volunteer at the Happy...
  • Cheri
    2018-02-13
    Bizarre Romance includes thirteen stories that were written and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger and her husband, Eddie Campbell. Comics aren’t really something that I’m always drawn to, but these are not your typical short stories, or your typical comics. They’re unpredictably odd, perhaps a bit on the eccentric side, and there are some that leave you thinking. And there is some incredible comic artwork. Topics range from suspicion, to ca...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    2018-03-09
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWhen I'm sick, the most comforting things for me are books and tea. So I'm parked in an armchair right now with a giant fleece blanket, a Big Gulp-sized cup of unsweetened iced tea, and a pile of books, trying not to feel so much like poop. What better way to do that than to work my way through a bunch of ARCs that aren't coming out until later this month? Ha-ha-*cough cough cough cough*-ha-*...
  • Truman32
    2018-03-01
    Bizarre Romance, the creation of mad scientist wife/husband tag team Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell is a quirky collection of short stories, told mostly in illustrated form. But note: this this is the good kind of quirky—quirky the same way a capybara is quirky, quirky like the perplexingly changing rules of the alleged Olympic sport of curling. Quirky like that new doctor at the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, Dr. Gregory House....
  • Jeimy
    2018-02-04
    Every single story in this anthology is amazing. These 150+ pages took me on a roller coaster of emotions and left me thoroughly satisfied. I want to thank NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC of this book.
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    2018-03-10
    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/While this isn’t my usual pick, the moment I saw it was by Niffenegger, I had to request it. Wonderful illustrations accompany uniquely strange stories. The Composite Boyfriend is decent but something I think my younger readers would like. I enjoyed the tale of aging in Backwards in Seville, it is moving and heavier than the rest. There is something endearing about the drawing of Helene with sc...
  • Elyza
    2018-03-09
    I received the book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. Even though I won this ARC I'm thinking about buying it! I loved the stories and artwork! Unfortunately my copy did not come fully illustrated like the book is advertised, so I have to get the finished copy! I only knew the author, Audrey Niffenegger, from her book The Time Traveler's wife. Which I'm ashamed to say I did not read, but watched the film instead. After reading Bizarre Romance...
  • Angie
    2018-03-07
    Love the bizarre stories, as always. I didn’t love the art.
  • Devyn
    2018-02-23
    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway and I want to thank the author for providing a copy.This was a very strange book and not at all for me. I give it points for originality, but literally every story left me with a puzzled expression on my face or a weird feeling in my gut. Did not like.
  • Tabor
    2018-04-08
    Definitely an unconventional read with a lot of unrequited endings. I really enjoyed the first story "Thursdays, Six to Eight p.m." and the second story, as well, but the art really failed to capture my heart. I read a comment where someone compared it to Microsoft paint and I have to agree with that assessment. Repeatedly, I have stressed that art is very important to me *cough* art history major *cough* and subpar art does not cut it for me. No...
  • Jeff
    2018-04-04
    What happens when a writer marries a cartoonist and they decide, against all logic, to collaborate? Well, in the case of Audrey Niffenegger and her husband Eddie Campbell, you get this book of stories. Alternating between illustrated stories and tales presented graphic novel style, this is a realm where men get involved in relationships with fairies (and I’m not talking about homosexuals). A place where cats seem to rule, mirrors are doorways i...
  • Erica
    2018-04-08
    5 stars for The Church of the Funnies, Secret Life With Cats, Girl on a Roof, Motion Studies: Getting out of Bed, 4 stars for the rest. I'm not a big fan of the art but enjoyed the writing.
  • Shelli
    2018-01-16
    Years ago, I read and fell madly in love with Audrey Niffenegger's clever and heart-string-yanking sorta-scifi romance, The Time Traveler's Wife. That was before I found out how weird she apparently is; the word-of-mouth rumors that her further writings were very strange naturally made me all the more interested in her. I've gotten to enjoy her visual art, but this volume, Bizarre Romance, is the first additional thing of hers I've read.This coll...
  • Adam Stone
    2018-03-13
    To be filed under: Law of diminishing returns.This anthology of collaborative work between spouses Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell initially had me under its spell. I loved the first two stories: "Thursdays 6 to 8pm" and "The Composite Boyfriend" but the writing tricks Niffenegger employs lose their charm when encountered in quick succession, and it felt like the art devolved from charming to rejected MS Paint webcomics as the book wore on ...
  • Aria
    2017-10-08
    Very strange indeed. My favorite was easily The Church of the Funnies.
  • Janet Slipak
    2018-03-29
    Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy ta...
  • Annie
    2018-03-11
    First published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell team up in a really eclectic collection of graphic stories. Some of these were published before in other non-graphic formats, but all are oddly engaging.There were several really standout stories included here.The leading story, Thursdays, Six to Eight p.m. is sublime. It combines shades of Bluebeard with modern neuroses and is humorous in a wonky way. Most of these ...
  • Owen Townend
    2018-04-21
    I know Audrey Niffenegger for her gently weird tales and Eddie Campbell for his sometimes inscrutable graphic autobiography. I did not expect this match.Nevertheless I was pleasantly surprised to find that Niffenegger's words dominated this collection. Campbell's artwork ranged from suitably quirky to frustratingly scratchy.The stories themselves were cute and sometimes zany but always thought-provoking. That being said I do think Niffenegger had...
  • Furious Gazelle
    2018-04-16
    There are no tidy endings in Bizarre Romance, the new short fiction collection by Audrey Niffenegger, with Bizarre Romance Audrey Niffenegger Eddie Campbellillustrations by Eddie Campbell.Niffenegger’s stories are, as advertised, bizarre. In one, a woman inherits a house from a kindly elderly woman, and demolishes the house when she discovers something disturbing in the basement No resolution, no lessons learned.My personal favorite in the coll...
  • Kristen
    2018-04-17
    I think this might be closer to a 3.5 stars for me, but we don't have half-star options on here, so 4 stars it is :). I loved the combination of illustrations and writing - especially the fact that Campbell used so many different types of illustration. Sometimes the stories were comics, sometimes they were accented with illustrations, sometimes they were images with captions. I loved this mix of media in this, even if some of the stories were a b...
  • Kristy
    2018-03-07
    Well, this was definitely bizarre. I honestly don't know if I have ever read anything so bizarre in my life. The stories in this novel were interesting and I loved how it blended graphic novel style with novel style. It was fun and weird. With most stories that are an anthology of short stories, you have a few hit or misses. What I liked with this was the misses, were still decent. There was only one that I wasn't a fan of but it still wasn't ter...
  • Patricia Baker
    2018-04-19
    loved this book. such interesting stories and drawings...think I liked the stories about the cat lady, the man with angels in the attic, and backward in Seville...all had very thought provoking ideas...I have had squirrels in my attic and they did significant damage...do not know if I would trade squirrels for angels though...have been on a cruise and there are a great many elders travelers..so nice of the daughter to travel with her dad...makes ...
  • Skyler Boudreau
    2018-03-04
    A more complete review is available on my website. For now I'll just say that every piece in this collection is lovably odd, Audrey Niffenegger never disappoints, and Eddie Campbell has joined the ranks of my favorite artists. A definite recommendation to anyone looking for something a bit eccentric!My full review:https://skyviewbookreviews.wordpress....
  • Lydia
    2018-05-03
    Quirky and bizarre, everything I love about Audrey Niffenegger's books. It does seem to be missing the gothic romanticism that I most love about her previous books. It takes on a slightly more naturalistic, less emotive, tone which I do appreciate. Definitely worth picking up and taking a journey through. 3 and a half stars. Sent an advanced copy by the publisher through Goodreads Giveaways.
  • Brukland
    2018-02-22
    Before I get started, I want to say that I won this book in a giveaway!Bizarre Romance was super quirky and creative. It read like someone's dreams/nightmares turned into fiction! I was pleasantly surprised with the content of this book as it deals with more than just "love" stories and almost goes into the science fiction realm. Definitely a must-read for the creative and young at heart.
  • Jen
    2018-02-20
    ** I won an advance reader copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. **While I enjoyed some of these stories more than others (My favorites were "Jakob Wywialowski and the Angels" and "The Church of the Funnies") I can't say that there were any that I truly disliked. Very well written and illustrated stories and comics turning love and romance on their heads.
  • Katie
    2018-03-30
    This compilation read unevenly - and that's probably the case because these stories were all written separately and not meant to be published together. I do like the accompanying artwork. It elevates the short stories in a fun way. But overall, this did not appeal to me as her full length novels do. It definitely has moments of (good) weirdness, but not one of her great works.
  • Jessica
    2018-04-10
    This is a collection of short stories by the author of The Time Traveller's Wife. About half of the stories are in graphic novel format and the rest are prose with illustrations. The illustrations are done by the author's husband. It was an interesting collection, some stories were definitely stronger than others.
  • Enid
    2018-04-20
    Eddie Campbell is one of my favorite comic book artists, so I was happy to stumble across this book in the library- I had no idea he was married to Audrey Niffenegger. The stories were very uneven- some were great, some were meh, and some seemed to have no real point. I did enjoy the art in the stories that were illustrated.