The Inevitable June

The Inevitable June Is it June again already There s a black octopus in the sky you re on a horse made of light bulbs in a womb falling from an airplane so it must be Welcome to the story of your thoughts a room with

  • Title: The Inevitable June
  • Author: Bob Schofield
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Is it June again already There s a black octopus in the sky, you re on a horse made of light bulbs, in a womb, falling from an airplane, so it must be.Welcome to the story of your thoughts a room with no doors where the lights are always on.Graphic novels, prose, and poetry collide in The Inevitable June It is the story of your thoughts a room with no doors where the lIs it June again already There s a black octopus in the sky, you re on a horse made of light bulbs, in a womb, falling from an airplane, so it must be.Welcome to the story of your thoughts a room with no doors where the lights are always on.Graphic novels, prose, and poetry collide in The Inevitable June It is the story of your thoughts a room with no doors where the lights are always on It is the surreal event planner of your mind It is your imagination with teeth It is all your nightmares throwing a surprise party, serving up a vicious moonshine of unforgettable words and images.

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    1. Reading The Inevitable June is like being in a lucid dream with really good-smelling paper. Bob Schofield takes an unnamed narrator day-by-day through a surreal month—sometimes in paragraphs, sometimes in images, sometimes both.Certain days in Schofield's June felt like my own dreams, half-remembered. In other passages, Schofield's imagery felt so radically foreign that I had to read the sentences over and over, building the image in my head as if from scratch. That isn't what sentences usuall [...]

    2. Crack the lush pages of The Inevitable June, a tiny heavy tome as thick as thought as it is with glossy quality, texture, vividity. This is no overstatement -- this hand-sized volume published by theNewerYork (theneweryork) has been printed on heavy, glossy stock bound in a laid paper and foil cover, and is obviously intended to be as much a curiosity-inducing volume of work by surrealist Bob Schofield as a miniature coffee table book, a book to be left out for guests to peruse and -- of course, [...]

    3. Note: I received a free copy of this book via the First Reads program, in exchange for an honest review.Honestly, I don't know what to think of this book. I truly have mixed reviews.The first time I read this book, I really didn't understand it. I had no idea what was going on, and was very confused. I didn't enjoy reading it.After that, I turned to the wonderful community of , and received some insight. Then, I read this book again. With some understanding, I actually did enjoy it. The languag [...]

    4. June is here!At least in Bob Schofield's latest creation. I'm fortunate to have won a copy from Giveaways. Last evening I laid myself down and lost myself in The Inevitable June. I want to say "This morning I-" in reference to the book, but that would be a lie. This morning I did not lose myself in The Inevitable June, although the effects of having read it the night before were still in me. This morning I wrote a review for the book, and you are reading it now.I'm sure everyone who's had the p [...]

    5. This morning I sat down to write a review of The Inevitable June by Bob Schofield. I have read it twice already, yet still struggle to define my feelings towards it. To be honest, I do not always understand what is going on in the text. I am not sure you are even supposed to. Despite this lack, the writing still arrests me. I find myself pausing to let Schofield's words wash over me—to experience the texture of his prose. "I am bad at combining simple things effectively," the speaker says. I d [...]

    6. By far the best part of this collection/novel/piece of art is Schofield's drawings. They are fun, funny, and oddly evocative in a way that his prose-poetry tries to be but frequently fails at. Which brings us to the prose-poetry. There is a lot of good stuff here. A sentence like:"When they write our lives down in a thousand years,how long will this chapter be?"is just concrete enough to be laden with meaning, but vague enough ("they"? why a thousand years? which chapter exactly?) to retain myst [...]

    7. The Inevitable June is an immersive text, one that'll lead you to the water and won't wait for you to drink. I remember reading passages of it on Schofield's tumblr, and to think it would become a physical, beautifully crafted book (published by theNewerYork, no less!) is pretty amazing. Bob Schofield focuses on the inherent beauty of language and how images can be pushed together to harmonize, working with only a few organizational techniques: the days of the month and beginning each one with t [...]

    8. If you are searching for direction to the nearest Japanese restaurant, this is the wrong place, you should go to Google Maps.If you are searching who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, this is the wrong place and the wrong time, you should go to Bosnia in 1914.If you are searching for a nice, plain and easy to read book, with a linear plot (or simply with a plot), well, I'm sorry for you, but this is the wrong book. I received this book as part of a First Reads giveaway. It was a quick [...]

    9. This book was a pleasant surprise in my mailbox. I didn't quite know what to expect from The Inevitable June, but considering it was published by theNewerYork, I knew it was going to be something out of the ordinary. Like the preface says, I read this in one sitting. Then I read it again. Then had a shower. Then read it one more time. The book combines text and art beautifully as an unnamed narrator takes you through each day of June. The images are delightfully jarring and force you to imagine [...]

    10. I was given this book as a giveaway for an honest review. I think I can agree with some of the other reviewers that when I picked up the book and read it I didn't have a clue what I was reading. And like others, I also read it a couple of times. I handed it to my significant other today and asked him to read it since I had no clue what to write in this reviewhe was just as baffled as I was though we both agreed that the brilliant mind of Bob Schofield was in alignment with a very good friend of [...]

    11. The Inevitable June is a unique book. You read it in a half an hour, and then half and hour later you're reading it again. Overall, it does not completely make sense to me, but that's part of what makes it appealing. It's does not attempt to be something that it is not, and does not try to make sure that you will fully comprehend it. Rather, it just is what it is.This is poetry, prose, and pictures that colliding incoherently to create a picture of one June. There are portions such as June 2nd a [...]

    12. I'm going to be honest, when I entered my name into the giveaway for this book I wasn't really expecting what I inevitably received. This little book is thought provoking and very different from what I've read before. I actually waited until June 1st to start reading it, it seemed like the right thing to do.It gets confusing at some points, the writing can be incredibly vague, but that's all part of the fun. The illustrations were especially interesting, my favorite part being when a plethora of [...]

    13. In all honesty, the first time I read it through, I did not understand anything. The book seemed to be a blur of surreal illustrations and incoherent words, but at the same time, the story felt connected. It does remind me a little of Magritte's works, in that sometimes a phrase will make me think "What just happened?".I think this book is supposed to be an account of the narrator's dreams during a frozen, surreal period of summer. But I can't help but think that there's a deeper message hidden [...]

    14. This book might have been written for me. It's experimental. It's got pictures in it that unfold in surprising and glee-filled ways. It's funny. It's haunting. It's all the best things that I want from a paperback. That I want from a work of *gasp*. A real sense of adventure. The creation of a new world. An uncertainty. It might as well be a weird cassette tape that I found in the snow, that when popped in a cassette player, sings me my favorite songs in a language I don't know, but want to lear [...]

    15. Although, certainly not for traditional readers, “The Inevitable June” is a smorgasbord of symbolism that allows the reader to associate his/her own meaning to the text. Akin to Richard Foreman, “The Inevitable June” is a work to experience and not understand. Visceral in its poignancy, it finds ways to summon images into the reader’s mind; it creates colors out of the monochromatic. Each turn of the page leaves the reader guessing there is resolve, but also reassures them that one is [...]

    16. I received this book as part of a First Reads giveaway. I don't even know where to begin with this book. I read the entire thing in one (very short) sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. The only thing is that I'm not really sure that I completely understood it. The illustrations were simple and beautiful and completed the prose. I loved the book's quirkiness and unpredictability - it's completely different to anything I've ever read before. I think it's the kind of book that I will re-read again [...]

    17. THE INEVITABLE JUNE walks the line between poetry, jokes, comic art, flip book, & probably a few other vague categories. Unnameably how (or why), I found it to be very sad. There's a humor that logics inside the grammar; they aren't punchlines so much as conclusions, though they were only obvious &/or funny to Schofield until now. This is actually a difficult book to pin down. Even as I read it, it wasn't quite what I thought it was. It's a hybrid of forms, but the grafts aren't obvious, [...]

    18. I won this book via giveaways. I could, on another day, give this book 4 stars.I really not sure what to make of this book. The first time I read it I was amazed by the images and text, the next time I couldn't put it down quick enough. Each time I've read the book, which is several now, I form a different opinion, I believe I can only enjoy this book in certain modes.This book is a complete imagery in words and pictures, it like peeking into someone's strange dreams and asking what does it mea [...]

    19. I received this book as part of the good reads give away and this is the first time I have ever won anything, that however did not help me understand this book, I read and reread the book even had my 16 year old (and way smarter than me) daughter read it, she was also confused. maybe I am not supposed to get it, I have read numerous reviews and many people enjoyed this book very much, but I was not one of them I simply finished the book shaking my head in utter confusion

    20. There's nothing quite like this. The prose is crisp the illustrations are great and this romp through a fever dream of June just feels right. I am left with glass airplanes, the notion that timing was once everything in Brazil and the constant presence of Octopi. What's in Bob Schofield's head will help you explore what's in your own. This is unique. Truly unique. I am going to try rereading it, one chapter a day, in actual June.

    21. This book is ridiculously trippy! I'm completely befuddled. The artwork is really simple, but the stories make you think. I could not put this down, it took me less than an hour to read, but I'm definitely going to re-read this because I think with a book this abstract, each time you read it, you'll discover a new deeper meaning.

    22. First of all, the design of this book is beautiful, as is all I've seen the Newer York produce. The story is pretty fantastic too. The mix of art / graphic novel and surreal narrative is inventive and fun and the whole of its pacing impressive. If you haven't checked out the excellence coming from Newer York, this is a great place to start.

    23. Bob writes really beautiful, surreal prose poems. On top of that, he is an incredibly talented artist. I recommend buying a physical copy to get the full experience of The Inevitable June (the e-book version puts the art in the back - the art complements the narrative).

    24. It's weird, it goes no where but it takes you everywhere. Prepare to be challenged and lost in the most loveliest of ways. A symphony.

    25. Is it June already? It is as June as June is going to get. I received this book through the Giveaways and after several sessions with it think I am ready to give my review. When I turned over the envelope to open it and saw the message "Enjoy the Weirdness!" on it I knew that this would be even more than the description promised.I had to look at, read, read again, look some more, flip through, re-read, and then randomly choose passages and art to explore. I know that I will read this over and o [...]

    26. This book of poetry took my mind a couple of seconds for me to get a firm grasp on, and then I didn't want to put it down. It's a lot easier to read for understanding if you take the time to examine it as if it were written in a foreign language. Which gives the quality a boost all its own in originality, and reminds people how beautiful our native tongue is. It also reminds me of how easily you can manipulate words to draw pictures in the mind without any in depth explanations. I had an honest [...]

    27. First off, I won this book in a giveaway.If you're looking for a book with a clear plot and storyline, this isn't it. Nor, I believe it is safe to say, is this a book of poetry. The Inevitable June is its own creation, not really belonging to any predefined category.The book is laid out with an entry for each day in June. They are short; I got through the whole book in about a half an hour. Each entry is nonsensical, strange, often beautiful, and completely unexplainable. Occasional passages re [...]

    28. I received this book through ’ First Reads. This will not be a very helpful review. The devil’s greatest trick was siphoning off a hurricane into separate vacuum cleaners. Then attaching a swiveling Dyson ball to those vacuums. I cannot use MS paint. When I do, my hands blight with white fuzz. And you start spritzing me with Windex. Which is silly, I am not a mirror. Bob Schofield is a very strange man. There are beautiful things. There are sad things. And then there are walruses. I want to [...]

    29. I received this book for free through First Reads.This book made Bob Schofield my favorite poet. Granted, prior to this, I'd only read a few poetry books written by various authors. Never one single poet. This book was beautiful. It was cryptic and impossible to understand yet full of such vivid language that I felt I had a vague understanding of the story being told. Through a series of daily poems paired with simplistic drawings, Schofield paints a picture of his Inevitable June. Nothing quit [...]

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