book review: tale of sand

Tale of Sand is Ramon K. Perez’ interpretation of an unproduced script by Jim Henson. It takes place in a desert with a man in a small town being feted and then chased to a rock that looks like an eagle. It’s a surreal, near wordless chase scene, with intrusions of the script that forms its skeleton. My absolute favourite bit of the book is when the hero reads a fragment of screenplay that says he uses the key to the city as a walking stick, so he looks at it and does it. The intrusions of other characters into the chase (including the chaser, a tall dashing man with an eyepatch) has this whole fabulous feel to it. It’s a hard book to explain, but Perez draws it hella beautifully.

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