Sailor Twain

Sailor Twain

Or, The Mermaid in the Hudson

Book - 2012
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"One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular--and notoriously reclusive--author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens"--From publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596436367
1596436360
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Si
Characteristics: 399 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Mermaid in the Hudson

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

A graphic novel that is heavy on the novel half of that term. The book draws from the romantic authors of the nineteenth century, from the sirens of the Odyssey, and from the emotional and carnal explorations of modernist literature.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/sailor_twain_siegel


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Jul 20, 2015

Amazing drawings and a catchy fantastic story. Couldn't stop reading once I passed page 20! Very nice and elaborated characters that all play n incredible role throughout the story. Really recommended and provably a piece for a permanent home library.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

A graphic novel that is heavy on the novel half of that term. The book draws from the romantic authors of the nineteenth century, from the sirens of the Odyssey, and from the emotional and carnal explorations of modernist literature.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/sailor_twain_siegel

FederalWayEdna Jun 19, 2015

Mark Siegel has outdone himself as a captivating storyteller and illustrator. While working on a luxury steamboat on the Hudson River, Sailor Twain finds an injured mermaid and secretly nurses her back to health while Lafayette, the owner of the steamboat Lorelei, becomes more and more promiscuous while he obsessively searches for his older brother who was the previous Lorelei owner.

Spyderist Jan 02, 2015

Drawings are compelling, and there's something interesting here--it reminds me of the old Fleschier Studio cartoons that I guess hinted at mermaid mythology, but the ending lacks a punch--there's something missing here.

CvRob Aug 05, 2014

female upper torso nudity throughout the entire mermaid scenes (3/4 of the book) and constant sexual interactions with obvious remarks about the interactions.

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Mark_Daly
May 24, 2013

The cartoonish simplicity of the drawn characters belies the mature tone of menace and dread that permeates this tale of Hudson River folklore come to life. Siegel makes it all entirely believable and enjoyably surprising, right up to the rapid-fire conclusion, which descends to the mere mechanics of plot and appears to muddy the more majestic themes set forth earlier. A great alternative to superheroics for readers who are curious about the entertainment potential of graphic novels.

theorbys May 16, 2013

A complex tale, very well drawn, with lots of dark period atmosphere and local color (steamboats on the Hudson circa 1880). But it was somewhat too long, and for such a long tale the resolution was a bit fuzzy. Still I would not hesitate to recommend it or read more by Mark Siegel. Lafayette (not THE Lafayette) was the best character.

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Szarky
Feb 24, 2013

Probably a great story, couldn't get into it myself. I'm honestly not much of a fan of this type of fantasy(mermaids) but if you are then you may enjoy it.

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CvRob Aug 05, 2014

CvRob thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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whiteshadow13 Nov 24, 2012

Three lives--a riverboat captain, a notoriously reclusive author, and a French nobleman--are brought together by the mystery of an injured mermaid rescued from the Hudson River.

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CvRob Aug 05, 2014

Sexual Content: female upper nudity

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