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Friday, 25 March 2016

New and Notable: The Tipping Point



The Tipping Point is a collection of illustrated stories, from authors including Bastien Vivès, Atshushi Kaneko, and Eddie Campbell. The multiplicity of voices contained in the physically unified book allows the scope of the narrative to take on a life of its own. Each story deals with the concept of the "tipping point": a moment of transformation, a momentous change, or a complete shift of perspective. What does it mean to occupy a position that is non-human? The authors all shed light on the variety of forms of experience of the world that fall outside the human, whether that is in the form of a man's fantasies of hell, or the inter-sectional experiences of multiple characters at one point in time: it all comes back to an awareness of existence in one dimension, and a following sense of possibility at the existence of others. The melange of styles throughout the book can be jarring, as moving from one completely different dimension to the next can often be.



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