- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Penguin India (4 March 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143031384
- ISBN-13: 978-0143031383
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.6 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Corridor: A Graphic Novel Paperback – Illustrated, 4 Mar 2004
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Quite a good story. Often said to be the first graphic novel in India. The illustration is something like that of Persepolis - raw. --jayanta borah Jun 24, 2014
I don't buy the arguments of the people who find graphic novel as a marketing gimmick to sell comics to adults. Neither do I agree to the people who think it is stooping to a lower level I don't buy the arguments of the people who find graphic novel as a marketing gimmick to sell comics to adults. Neither do I agree to the people who think it is stooping to a lower level of reading to read one. Reading through corridor builds a unique mindscape in the readers imagination that can only be created by artists like Sarnath Banerjee. Corridor tells stories about the characters of the novel who are connected to a Connaught Place bookwala. Usually the stories touch upon the shadier part of the character's life, and most of them are good. Corridor touches upon various subtleties without stating it blatantly, by referring to pictures/objects shown in the frame's background. The use of color and plain sketches along with use of photograph is a form of art in itself. When I finished the book I wanted to read it again. So many stories told in such a short time is what makes you do it. Though the book doesn't last for very long and sometimes makes you think of value for money, still I feel it is worth reading. Having read all of his novels till now, I think Corridor is one of the better works of the author. --Suhit Pal May 17, 2012
Very smart and funny, really enjoyed reading it. One of my friends had recommended the book to me, I was expecting it to be good but it turned out to be great. It has funny and interesting take on many of the things which happen around us. Some may find the book to be a bit short at just over 100 pages, but almost all the pages will bring out a few smiles at least. --Ranvijay Apr 14, 2012
About the Author
Sarnath Banerjee is a graphic novelist, filmmaker, artist, and co-founder of Phantomville, a publishing house. He is famously known as India s first real graphic novelist. Besides Corridor, Banerjee has authored The Harappa Files and The Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers. Sarnath loves to write his works with an amalgamation of photographs and other art forms. His works are often autobiographical and anecdotal in style. He mostly talks about the day-to-day experiences on Indian life. Also, the loss of history and architecture during the modernization of the country is another common theme that is strongly portrayed in his works. Born in 1972 in Calcutta, Sarnath Banerjee is today known as the writer of the first Indian graphic novel Corridor. He studied image and communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His first novel was an instant hit. He has written other novels and has also created illustrations for other works for instance the cover page of Weight Loss by Upamanyu Chatterjee. Along with his friend Anindya Roy, he has started a graphic novel company called Phantomville in order to provide a platform for upcoming Indian artists to create mature graphic novels.
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Talking about the book though, it is a great graphic novel. You can finish it in one sitting but you end up taking back a lot from the book. It is considered the first graphic novel of India but I'm still awaiting consensus on that. But a really good book, very kitsch and pop-cult, desi style!
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