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Click here to read Chris' list of favourite books, compiled exclusively for Foyles, including classics such as Ulysses and Moby-Dick, recent books by Dave Eggers and Zadie Smith and, of course, some fine examples of graphic art.

In Chris Ware's own words, '"Building Stories" follows the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: a thirty-year-old woman who has yet to find someone with whom to spend the rest of her life; a couple who wonder if they can bear each other's company for another minute; and finally an elderly woman who never married and is the building's landlady...' The scope, the ambition, the artistry and emotional heft of this project are beyond anything even Chris Ware has achieved before.

Fiction & PoetryGraphic Novels Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 01/10/2012 ISBN-13: 9780224078122  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Chris Ware is the author of Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth, which won the Guardian First Book Award in 2001, and Quimby the Mouse (2003). Winner of countless awards, he is widely acknowledged as the most gifted cartoonist of his generation.

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I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he was thrilled. My daughter was quite cross that she hadn't received it too!

- 05/01/2013
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There’s no writer alive whose work I love more than Chris Ware. The only problem is it takes him ten years to draw these things and then I read them in a day and have to wait another ten years for the next one.

Zadie Smith - 10/08/2012


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