The Motherless Oven

The Motherless Oven

Rob Davis / Jun 24, 2019

The Motherless Oven In Scarper Lee s world parents don t make children children make parents Scarper s father is his pride and joy a wind powered brass construction with a billowing sail His mother is a Bakelite hairdr

  • Title: The Motherless Oven
  • Author: Rob Davis
  • ISBN: 9781906838812
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Scarper Lee s world, parents don t make children children make parents Scarper s father is his pride and joy, a wind powered brass construction with a billowing sail His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer In this world it rains knives, and household appliances have souls There are also no birthdays only deathdays Scarper s deathday is just three weeks away, and he clinIn Scarper Lee s world, parents don t make children children make parents Scarper s father is his pride and joy, a wind powered brass construction with a billowing sail His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer In this world it rains knives, and household appliances have souls There are also no birthdays only deathdays Scarper s deathday is just three weeks away, and he clings to the mundane repetition of his life at home and high school for comfort Rob Davis s dark graphic novel is an odyssey through a bizarre, distorted teenage landscape When Scarper s father mysteriously disappears, he sets off with Vera Pike the new girl at school and Castro Smith the weirdest kid in town to find him Facing home truths and knife storms at every turn, will Scarper even survive until his deathday

    The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis Oct , The Motherless Oven The Motherless Oven In Scarper Lee s world, parents don t make children children make parents Scarper s father is his pride and joy, a wind powered brass construction with a billowing sail His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer In this world it rains knives, and household appliances have souls. The Motherless Oven The Comics Journal Motherless Oven is in fact a countdown the reader is constantly reminded about which day of the week it is and what Scarper normally does on these days There is a foreboding feeling that in spite of the irregularity of action running away, looking for the motherless oven, meeting weird people, hiding from Stour Provost , time is ticking in its fearful regular ways. The Motherless Oven Rob Davis The Motherless Oven Rob Davis on FREE shipping on qualifying offers In Scarper Lee s world, parents don t make children children make parents Scarper s father is his pride and joy The Motherless Oven GraphicNovelReporter The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis I know you want me to tell you in plain and simple terms whether or not Rob Davis s exceptionally English graphic novel, THE MOTHERLESS OVEN, was good or not. INTERVIEW Rob Davis, author of The Motherless Oven A Last year, we reviewed a rather strange title from the good folk at SelfMadeHero entitled The Motherless Oven, our review of which you can read here We recently managed to have a chat with the book s author Rob Davis, where we discussed kitchen sink dramas, being on the verge of freedom, and potential trilogies The Motherless Oven Comic Book TV Tropes The Motherless Oven is a dark fantasy graphic novel created by Rob Davis It is part of a trilogy that includes The Can Opener s Daughter and the yet unfinished The Book of Forks. The Motherless Oven Multiversity Comics In , Rob Davis s The Motherless Oven won the British Comic Award for Best Book Incredibly, even now, Davis and much of his work remain largely unknown to U.S comic book fans At first glance, perhaps, this book may seem a bit enigmatic and even inaccessible, but once you let go and The Motherless Oven Johnson County Library So begins The Motherless Oven On its surface this is an intentionally opaque story, with a world so drastically different than ours that it s impossible to not feel unmoored as you read it. The Motherless Oven Graphic Novel Hennepin County The Motherless Oven Graphic Novel Davis, Rob In Scarper Lee s world, parents don t make children children make parents Scarper s father is his pride and joy, a wind powered brass construction with a following sail His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer In this world, it rains knives and household appliances have souls. Rob Davis s The Motherless Oven review a strange We check out the twisted coming of age tale from Don Quixote s Rob Davis This is not a Famous Five adventure, no matter any ostensible similarities The Motherless Oven is a startling and original work of fiction, and a than worthy addition to SelfMadeHero s first rate lineup.

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    1. Pro-Tip:To understand this story, you should be one/all of the following:1) On an acid trip;2) One of those insufferable philosophy enthusiasts who only lives in the world of Academia and understands everything about everything;3) Not me.I have no idea what I just read. It was sort of like when 25 images per second are flashed in front of your face and you can grab a smile here and a postage stamp there but those are the only patterns your brain has time to process before the next second of 25 i [...]


    2. In Scarper Lee’s world, actual knives come crashing down from the sky when it rains, spinning wheels are TVs, and the weather is controlled by giant spiked mines floating in the sky, defying gravity. His parents are machines, his dad’s chained up in the shed, there are lions at the gates of his school, and a weird girl keeps following him. After his dad leaves the shed – either stolen or escaped – Scarper has to brave the strange world to get him back. But with his deathday fast approach [...]


    3. In almost every review of this comic people are lamenting that they felt like they were not smart enough to understand what they were reading. You are smart enough. The philosophy of this narrative is futility. Scarper spends his remaining two weeks asking questions to which there are no answers, on a quest to find his missing father based on the interpretation of the song of a broken God. He is trying to escape his death, but he can't. The story makes you feel trapped because it is a trap. Like [...]


    4. Honestly, I kinda don't know where to start.It follows the adventures of a pretty unlikeable kid in a british place with school uniforms. People create their own "parents" - they're machines. The sky rains knives as a matter of course. TV is replaced with watching "the wheel," which is vaguely kaleidoscopic. Houses have various kinds of "gods," which have functions. The police are elderly people riding around in carriages. This kid's dad disappears, and he and a couple other kids go on the run t [...]



    5. Don't go out at knife-o'clock without a table for an umbrella.And if your "death-day" is coming up soon, make sure to brood and start hanging out with the strange duo, the tiny 'alternative' crowd at your school, two people who show up in your life under dubious circumstances and are either very untrustworthy and reckless, or the first almost honest and caring people you've met?Oh, and have a crush on someone who doesn't do anything to earn your trust and with whom you have no comforting emotion [...]


    6. This is one dark acid trip of a book ladies and gents and it may mark the first time I haven't had the foggiest idea what was going on and still managed to enjoy the hell out of myself. If you'd like to take a trip to a strange little city in England where children "make" their parents and you've got to get inside at "knife o' clock" unless you want to be murdered by falling cutlery and "deathdays" take the place of birthdays then I welcome you to the world of young Scarper Lee who's death day i [...]


    7. This is a graphic novel that I just didn't understand. It's a sort of coming of age story in a bizarre setting. In this world, children make their parents, there are no birthdays but deathdays, I can't even continue. I liked the art, but the story itself didn't work for me, probably because those off-the-wall parents. There were some plot points that I enjoyed, but overall, this one left me scratching my head wondering what it is that I missed. This might actually end up with 1 star upon further [...]


    8. My first thoughts when I finished this graphic novel were "What the hell did I just read? I think I really liked it but I also may have just lost my mind. How in the heck do I describe this?" It was like a literary drug trip but in a good, although frustrating at times, way? If you break down the book to it's most basic plot it's a coming of age story. We question why things are the way they are and if we have a choice in them. Scarper Lee lives in a fantastical world where children make their p [...]


    9. This is possibly the strangest comic I've ever read and liked. I'm so excited there's a sequel coming out! The Can Opener’s Daughter is scheduled for publication next month (November 2016).I'm not sure how to describe The Motherless Oven without giving away some of the strangeness. The narrative begins with this sentence: "The weather clock said 'Knife O'Clock' so I chained Dad up in the shed." Scarper Lee, a teenager, is the "I" in that sentence. Chaining up his father is actually a good thin [...]


    10. A coming of age YA story with some crazy world-making that may make it edgy enough for some young people to like it. Teens make parents in ovens, the sky rains knives, there's a clock that tells you it is knife o'clock…. appliances have souls there are death days, not birthdays… but even though it is this invented kooky world, the kids all seem familiar and there's a familiar kind of resolution for a coming of age book. I thought it was pretty good, not great.


    11. I started this series with the second book, The Can Opener's Daughter, first. Having now read this book some events in the other make more sense, particularly the section where the action suddenly jumps forward. The events in this book fit fairly neatly into that hole, so that's one mystery solved.I'd have to say that, "The weather clock said, 'Knife o'clock.' So I chained Dad up in the shed," is one of the all-time coolest opening lines I've ever read. "Knife o'clock," means literally that. Kni [...]


    12. To describe it in one word: weird. This book is really odd and I mean,reallyodd. Maybe I would have enjoyed it had I understood it better but unfortunately I was slow on the uptake. I didn't like any of the characters and found them to be severely annoying through most of the novel. I will say that for the beginning of the book, I did like it to some degree due to how everything was fleshed out, but after a while, things went downhill and I got really bored quickly. I think the low star rating i [...]



    13. Wonderfully weird, a bit like Ben Marcus meets If I would HIGHLY recommend it, save for the fact it has one of the WORST endings I've ever read, unless of course a sequel is in the works.



    14. Encontré este cómic de casualidad, no tenía ninguna referencia previa, empecé a leerlo y no paré más. Es una premisa muy extraña, pero que de alguna manera funciona como una suerte de novela de formación, en la cual, el protagonista, que vive en una sociedad donde los padres son artefactos mecánicos, conoce a una chica que no tiene fecha de muerte (como sí la tiene él, que morirá en una semana) y decide escapar con ella para vivir sus últimos días. El dibujo es perfecto para la his [...]


    15. I'm still figuring out how I feel about this one, but it was a really cool universe.I feel like the reader can either try to look deeper and find things to prove that the plot is really clever and mysterious, or they can take it at face value and see it as a confusing, meanderig story with a cliffhanger that makes the themes more important than the plot and characters. I feel like truly good books can be enjoyed in both ways - whether you're just reading them for what they are or whether you're [...]


    16. Weird, but in a good way. I found myself reading faster and faster in an attempt to get some of the oddities explained, but that only made the abrupt ending feel that much more like a cop-out. Nothing is explained, no loose ends are tied up, and nothing actually happens. To be fair, that is one of the themes of this book. To quote one of the best tv shows of 2014, "time is a flat circle," so nothing really begins and nothing really ends. And Motherless Oven is right there with Rust Cohle when it [...]



    17. Book ReviewTitle: The Motherless OvenAuthor: Rob DavisGenre: Graphic NovelRating: *****Review: Having never read many graphic novels before I was really excited to receive the Motherless Oven. The first thing I noticed was the art style it is very gothic in nature with thick lines and grey wash giving it a very ominous and dark feel. We learn that in this universe parents don’t make children, the children makes the parents. The parents range from robotic to painting that are alive. Also in thi [...]


    18. In the tradition of the Oz and Alice stories, young people find themselves exploring an unusual world with its own cryptic rules and logic. Like our own world in many ways, there are genuinely odd differences that are gradually revealed -- parents are bizarre mechanical beings, history is believed to be cyclical, and appliances and machines are "gods" with their own understanding of this world's secrets. The three kids at the center of the story have been raised in this world, so they accept a l [...]


    19. Le iba a poner un cuatro pero por como ha perdurado en mis recuerdos lo subo a cinco. Un mundo igual al nuestro pero completamente diferente en el que todo el mundo conoce la fecha de su muerte y la del protagonista, un joven que va a una escuela en cuyo patio sueltan leones para que nadie escape sabe que va a ser dentro de dos semanas. Los niños construyen a sus padres, los electrodomésticos son dioses pequeños que cantan canciones, hay lluvias de cuchillos y los aquejados del síndrme de de [...]



    20. Gorgeous, bizarrely abstract world makes this question-filled story grippingSee my other ten word book reviews at my blog: tenwordbookreviews.wordpress.


    21. Even before writing a word here, I changed the rating from 3 to 4 stars, back and back again. It's difficult to rate this because it was entertaining and imaginative and well drawn and had some lines of just lovely writing, but at the end of the day, it doesn't make a lot of sense. BUT! It purposefully doesn't make a lot of sense. It really depends if that kind of thing is your jam. I found myself going back of the book blurb for clarification as I read, flipping back a bit, just to remind mysel [...]


    22. The weather clock said, "Knife o'clock." So I chained Dad up in the shed." So begins The Motherless Oven.On its surface this is an intentionally opaque story, with a world so drastically different than ours that it's impossible to not feel unmoored as you read it. In this world it rains knives and the gales blow laughter, parents are mechanistic beings created by their children, devices and gadgets are talking, singing "gods," school subjects include circular history, mythmatics, shrine mechanic [...]


    23. What a delightfully odd world, simultaneously whimsical and earnest. Instead of water, it rains knives, those big nasty ones that Michael Myers uses to skewer people in Halloween. Instead of appliances people have kitchen gods, small sentient figures that perform mundane tasks, like egg timers and dishwashers. People watch an intricately carved wheel instead of TV and have deathdays instead of birthdays. And parents are conscious contraptions assembled out of junk. All of this is just The Way Th [...]


    24. This was a strange, interesting little graphic novel, and reading it is like stumbling through a dream. In this world the sky rains knives, the wind gusts laughter, and kids build their parents when they are in elementary school. The parents are sort of (possibly sentient?) appliances, such as lawn mowers, hair dryers, etc. The "Dads" tend to be more masculine appliances, the "moms" more feminine, but they perform functions much like the parents in our world do -- greeting friends at the door, g [...]


    25. Το διάβασα και δεν με τράβηξε ιδιαίτερα. Το σταματούσα συνεχώς και το τελείωσα λίγο ζορισμένα. Δεν το λέω κακό, δεν θα το πω σίγουρα κάτι ιδιαίτερο. Αλλά το στυλάκι αυτό με τις πάμπολλες μεταφορές και αλληγορίες με κουράζει και το συγκεκριμένο το έκανε υπέρ του δέοντος. Σίγο [...]


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