Doctors
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Doctors

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This new graphic novel from acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button) is his most taut book to date. Dr. Cho is the creator of the Charon, a device that allows his staff to take the form of a memory in a dead patients' consciousnesses, and bring them back to life, with one catch: the experience is traumatic and the process kills them again soon thereafter. But for some bereaved, the opportunity is priceless. So when Bell is killed in a random accident, her daughter hires Dr. Cho s team to bring her back. But what if Bell didn t want to come back? The dying unconsciously create the afterlife they want, or feel they deserve, in their minds before everything fades to black. Isn t that better than the reality, and no less meaningful than life itself? Can unconsciousness coexist with consciousness? Doctors is part science-fiction thriller, part family drama, part morality play for the 21st century, and quite possibly Shaw s best book to date."

Title:Doctors
Edition Language:English
ISBN:160699803X
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:95 pages

    Doctors Reviews

  • Pooja
    Aug 02, 2016

    Doctors is a story about some rich people who are ready to spend their money on a new technology developed by the Brooklyn doctors that lets them to come back from death and they can manage their reso...

  • Andrew
    Oct 02, 2014

    This is a premise that has always fascinated me. I'm surprised we don't see it done more often. The premise is that we don't know much about the external world; we don't know if we can trust our sense...

  • Sonic
    Mar 01, 2016

    This is a fun and strange book that actually offers some rich philosophical consideration, … but it clearly shows less effort on the visual side, as other works by this writer/artist....

  • Derek Parker
    Sep 20, 2014

    Really liked this one, and story-wise, I thought this is one of Shaw's most thought-provoking books. In fact, the sophistication of the premise contrasts, in some ways, with the "simpleness" of the ar...

  • Dan
    Dec 31, 2014

    Besides a few clichés, this is a wonderful tale of the New Bleak. The New Bleak being twenty-first century existential nihilism. ...

  • Dan Schindel
    Jan 16, 2015

    oh god what if i'm dead right now...

  • David Schaafsma
    Jul 13, 2015

    I haven't liked much of Shaw's truly experimental work, but this one, maybe the most conventional narrative structure I've read from him so far, is also maybe my favorite of his thus far, (which may s...

  • Ms. Schutte
    Apr 03, 2015

    A very creepy and atmospheric adult graphic novel with illustrations that lend to the feeling of being frozen in time, almost as if you're looking into a diorama. A woman begins living her life again ...

  • Sharon
    Jan 31, 2015

    I struggled with how to rate this. It's good. Doctors can bring folks back from the dead, but often they prefer their afterlives and the happiness they create in their own minds. The doctors' own stru...

  • Christina Wilder
    Oct 19, 2015

    Heartbreaking sci-fi in graphic novel form....

About Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator in Brooklyn, New York. His latest graphic novel is "New School", about two brothers on an island where an ambitious amusement park is under construction. His other books include the telepathy comedy "Bodyworld" and the family comedy-drama "Bottomless Belly Button". His animated works include the Sigur Ros video and Sundance selection "Seraph", "Wheel of Fortu