Pham, Thien (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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A washed-up American football player finds a new life in sumo wrestling.
Authors: Pham, Thien
Title: Sumo
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 96 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 cm
Summary: A washed-up American football player finds a new life in sumo wrestling.
ISBN: 159643581X
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Ph
Statement of Responsibility: Thien Pham
Subject Headings: Japan Fiction Self-realization Fiction Americans Japan Fiction Sumo Fiction
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Self-realization
LCCN: 2012011298
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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sumo, by Thien Pham, is a quiet tale about a sport of epic proportions. Scott is a twenty-something football player who has missed his shot at NFL glory. Now that his girlfriend has left him, he has no sense of himself anymore. So like any lost youth pining for a change, he moves to Japan to become a sumo wrestler.

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Apr 30, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a quiet, brief, understated graphic novel about a young man trying to make his way in the world. Oversized Scott has failed at his previous endeavors--a professional football career and a relationship with Gwen--and is now in danger of failing at his attempt at starting over as someone completely different--a sumo wrestler in Japan. He has a chance to find himself before it's too late, though. Pham achieves much with simple, stylized illustrations, thematic colors, and subtle symbols. An easy story to quickly skim through, but containing layers of depth that rewards those who take their time to dwell in its pages.

Mar 20, 2013
  • diggie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly sweet and tender.


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Dec 11, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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