His artistic style conveys the texture of old European woodcuts, the flatness of Japanese fishing scenes, and decorative touches reminiscent of Art Nouveau. The businessman dismisses this, as do many of the reviewers of this book on Goodreads, who like the businessman largely dismissed this tale as preachy and too dark. The mariner wants to get some whale bone, goes a-hunting for it on a large boat, shoots a bird that curses the enterprise, whereupon he sees the environmental disaster that the ocean has become. And it was there I had my epiphany. Since 1832, when David Scott created the first illustrations for Rime of the Ancient Mariner — and even showed them to the invalid Coleridge in London — no fewer than 14 artists have produced images to accompany that text. As such, plastics don't rot naturally, but degrade, cracking under the sun and salt to smaller and smaller pieces. I look forward to the author's next attempt, for the illustrations were brilliant in both their representations and arrangement.
Powerful and evocative, lush and stark, The Rime of the Modern Mariner will appeal to fans of Habibi and Persepolis. Plastic debris in the ocean's ecosystem is a serious problem that doesn't need iambic pentameter, but awareness. It is a fantastic tale of an old man who survives a wreak at sea to return to land with a respect and reverence for nature. Instead, I returned it to the library to serve as a punishment for others. As far as a book consisting of mostly pictures goes, I enjoyed this one. Quality Rating: Four Stars Enjoyment Rating: Three Stars A cautionary tale about pollution and nature, beautifully illustrated and taking inspiration from of course Coleridge.
The first thing that strikes you is the two-colored art, expressive and bold and almost block print in the way of Hokusai those waves and others. The mariner tells the man a tale of his voyage. Hayes throws his Mariner through a series of nightmarish scenes as the Mariner begins to see the results of his, and the rest of humanity's, consequences on the world. Amid all this, and the build-up to the climactic gun event, the central point about plastic waste becomes strangely muted. The seas clogged with plastic that won't biodegrade, follies such as the Titanic rusting on the seabed, the toxic chemicals we pump into our environment without a thought for what it does to our planet, the dying trees, the blackening skies. The Modern Mariner starts out as a man in search of whalebone to fashion dominoes out of to decorate his house with, and so goes to sea with a fishing boat to get his whalebone.
But his moment's peace is shattered by a stranger - a seaman with a tale to tell. Previously, growing up, the woods were places for secret things, fires upon which we placed deodorant cans and tinned goods, hiding behind trees as they exploded. Although the prose is not written out in traditional stanzas — each phrase is designed with the images as part of a larger expression on the page — it reads, like the original poem, in quatrains. That transformation was, for me, the greatest blessing from the book, the gift I most value. I found it in my local used bookstore, The Looking Glass, and it is a beautiful thing to behold. The Modern Mariner starts out as a man in search of whalebone to fashion dominoes out of to decorate his house with, and so goes to sea with a fishing boat to get his whalebone.
The ice did split with a thunder-fit; The helmsman steered us through! Much like sediment is deposited on the bank of a meandering river, the cargo of these oceanic streams is unloaded in these areas, to form a vast column of sediment from the floor, to the ocean's surface. The business man didn't care that much and in the end it comes to a conclusion that he will not live a happy life if he is not connected to nature I love the reinterpretation. I found it in my local used bookstore, The Looking Glass, and it is a beautiful thing to behold. The wind stops blowing, a drought ensues, and the entire crew, aside from the mariner, perish. As soon as the bird hits the sea, the ship is doomed.
Stranded in the North Pacific Gyre - a vast, hypoxic maelstrom Deep in a polluted city, a worker escapes his office for a sandwich on a park bench. The Rime of the Modern Mariner is a recasting of Coleridge's famous poem - now, though, the fantastical voyage is one of environmental disaster. Stranded in the North Pacific Gyre - a vast, hypoxic maelstrom of plastic waste - the mariner comes face to face with the consequences of man's excessive consumption - in the form of wrathful gods, petroleum slicks and tsunamis, ghostly apparitions, and the great endangered creatures of the deep. I live at a point in east London, where oxford circus is equidistant from Epping Forest, where the highwayman Dick Turpin once hid out. Waking up in the morning, early, for a piss and returning to a warm hollow in the earth to sleep a couple of hours more.
Every page is sublime - a mini masterpiece! Nick Hayes is an original talent and just a short perusal of the book will convince anyone of that. The mariner tells the man a tale of his voyage. Although he eventually awakes to the beauty of other living things and is saved from his sinking ship, he is condemned to wander the world, telling his story for ever after. Now there's a little preaching Nick would appreciate. As an adaptation of an adaptation, this tale has morphed from lyrically literate epic poem through dichromatic graphic novel-cum-poem to this ensemble performing arts presentation.
We get to choose whether to empathise with them or him. Screaming fists of hail and ice Crashed down like weights of lead …and ancient Thor of Nordic lore Hammered on my head. This story is a re creation of the classic mariners tale. The first thing that you will probably notice about this read is the stunning artwork. The poem is a wonderfully updated riff on Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Basically, this is a protest on oceanic plastic pollution, perhaps better written as an original poem. It was interesting to see how through all of the protagonists travels and struggles, he realizes how the earth is a living thing just as much as the people on it, and that people should respect it.
Hayes's visually striking debut is drawn with complex, iconic images reminiscent of old woodcuts. Its belly had rotted open, revealing a recycling bin of plastic lighters, bottle caps and tangled furls of nylon. So the image of the albatross caused not so much a thought, but a knee-jerk reaction, and I set to writing my version. Much of the book is taken up with the detailing of what is found there in the sea, and perhaps this goes on a bit long, but in the end there is some hope. Each page has so much detail and is designed so beautifully, no simple panel layout but a sweeping, flowing exuberant expression of illustration.
Over the course of drawing The Modern Mariner, I really started to explore the woods of my childhood. The Rime of the Modern Mariner is a recasting of Coleridge's famous poem - now, though, the fantastical voyage is one of environmental disaster. But his moment's peace is shattered by a stranger - a seaman with a tale to tell. But his moment's peace is shattered by a stranger - a seaman with a tale to tell. The pigeons were crowding around the picnic table, jumping on each other's backs, horny as hell, so it must have been spring. I am going to be completely honest, I only decided to read this book because I need one more and this was short enough to read in one period. I had already been dipping my toe in the waters of British nature writing, falling in love at first glance with Robert MacFarlane's book, The Wild Places.