The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

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  • Title: The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury
  • Author: Bill Watterson
  • ISBN: 9780740740527
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I was a teen and I was loving The Far Side, but then I found Calvin and Hobbes, and it was like going from sociology class to philosophy. I'm not saying one was better than the other. I'm saying I felt like I was taking college classes, and I was loving it!These strips weren't about hitting you over the head with gags. They were nuanced takes on life. Watterson took a subtle approach to pointing out people's foibles. If you were the least bit reflective, you could see yourself in Calvin. Some pr [...]

    2. If I'd have met Calvin in second grade, we'd still be married. It's really hard to find a good boy with a tiger.

    3. This gets 4 stars, not because the content is bad but because there's quite a bit of overlap between this and the last Calvin and Hobbes I read, i.e. the Tenth Anniversary Book. But there was still much to amuse and delight.

    4. The comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" was, and continues to be, like the best gifts, unexpected and undeserved. It touches all the bases, from highbrow, considerably exclusive wit, to pricelessly rendered slapstick, to flat-out potty humor, to laugh-out-loud (loud!) knockout punchlines, and then every now and then for good measure it would either make you cry or question your very existence. It's impossible not to adore Calvin, a true testament to Watterson's characterization skills when you consi [...]

    5. I love, love, love Calvin & Hobbes. Reading this, seeing the expressions on Calvin's face or the grimaces & scowls on his parents' faces just makes me all kinds of happy. It's going into that world that is Calvin's imagination that takes me back to my own childhood years where everything was possible that makes me happy & glowy. Bill Waterson's a genius. He captured what it's like being a kid with an overactive imagination & expanded on the idea with his own imagination & tal [...]

    6. 5.0 stars. Second only to Gary Larson's "The Far Side" as my favorite cartoon series of all time. Always clever, always funny and always leaves you in a better mood.

    7. If you don't like Calvin and Hobbes, I question your judgment and I don't think we can be friends. That is all.

    8. What else can I say? Part artist, part superhero, part ladies man. Calvin has the style that the ladies are beggin ford his tiger is pretty fly too.Imagination is a wonderful thing

    9. No matter when I read Calvin and Hobbes, or under what circumstances, it is just perfect. What a wonderful mix of humor, philosophy, family, imagination, and friendship. This is the type of book that makes everything seem better, and is why I consider it easily one of my all-time favorites.

    10. by Bill Watterson, published in 1988.Every time I sit down and start reading my daughter Calvin and Hobbes, I just can’t help smiling out loud. There is something so true, so funny, so insightful about this comic strip it gets under your skin and tickles you from inside.My daughter loves it too. This collection, The Authoritative Calvin And Hobbes, includes all the comics from “Yukon Ho!” and “Weirdos From Another Planet!” and is fantastic. But don’t let me tell you, just go out and [...]

    11. This book is about a six year old boy and his best friend (who is a stuffed tiger) Hobbes. This duo spells trouble. Calvin thinks Hobbes is real but he is a stuffed animal but Calvin pretends to make Hobbes do things and his mom gets mad at Calvin but he blames it on Hobbes!Calvin isn't good in school because he never does his homework and in the class room he is always fantasizing about "Spaceman Spiff". Calvin is a pretender, He pretends to turn himself into an elephant with his transmogrifier [...]

    12. Life is better with Calvinball in it; since I met Stupendous man, learned of the Transmogrifier and the power of one's imagination. Summer is approaching and there's never been a better time to take C&H and start reading :)

    13. One of my favorite all time Sunday comic strips. This little boy, Calvin, with his spiked hair and imagination the size of the world, struck a chord with me.

    14. Why couldn't I have been born in the 80s? How come no one told me about Calvin and Hobbes until I was into my late teens? Oh well, glad I'm getting around to it because these strips are phenomenal!

    15. I love all Calvin and Hobbes books. They have always been my favorite, and I am lucky to have found this in my pile of books. In my opinion, no comic is better. My expressions when I read Calvin and Hobbes are always 😂

    16. I haven't read much of Calvin and Hobbes and I haven't read any comic strips in a while. It was very lovely.

    17. I wasn't familiar with Calvin & Hobbes growing up; like Ramona Quimby, Calvin is "not a good influence". ;-) I've seen a few of the strips around, but never in much context. So this book was something of a learning experience.Unlike Ramona, whose popularity is (imo) mainly due to her being an accurate and realistic little kid, Calvin is a caricature, but an equally accurate and lovable one in his own style. His Ramona-to-the-Snoopyth-power imagination lets the writer dabble in many different [...]

    18. This is the comic that relates the adventures of Calvin and his toy tiger, Hobbes. Hobbes is seen by Calvin's parents as a plush toy and by Calvin and the reader as a pouncing and amiable "real" tiger — Calvin's slightly-more-sensible better half.I enjoyed the early years of this comic but then it started to get too something. I don't know what. Too rote, maybe. A little preachy, perhaps. Plus, I started seeing those awful Calvin peeing on a Ford/Chevy symbol bumper stickers everywhere. (I hav [...]

    19. - recently I decided to reread a few panels of all the Calvin and Hobbes books each time I sit down to read anything. I have been savoring this book for roughly six months now. Time for the next adventure! - some days I feel like Hobbes: sure of myself, life-drunk, philosophical. Other days I am Calvin: my imagination controls me. I have so many questions it's tough to focus on anything - once in awhile I'm mom or dad and I'm trying so hard to put on a front and be a grown-up I miss everything. [...]

    20. Why is it that whenever I'm feeling a little low, all I have to do is pull one of the Calvin & Hobbes books from the shelf and give it a good re-read to perk me up. I've many other "funny-books", but these are the ones that bring me most joy.Then, a little after I am done, I start re-realizing that Watterson will probably never do any more, then I get sad again.I'm very grateful for what I have and I'll re-read them as many times as I need I just wish there were more.OK, now I'm feeling sad [...]

    21. One of the most perceptive, thought-provoking, and truly funny cartoon strips ever created! Watterson not only nails life, he's hilarious. He addresses everything from philosophy to film noir. I was actually saddened when I learned he was quitting the strip! Thank goodness we've got his books to recall. Life, art, literature, philosophy, friendship, imagination, evil -- you name it, Calvin and his toy tiger take it on. Add this book to The Essential Calvin and Hobbes and you'll have most of the [...]

    22. Never fully understood, but this is my childhood.I own a bunch of these, and I truly feel like they serve the purpose of a family photo. They're beautifully insightful works that say so much in so little time.I can appreciate something that stands the test of time (childhood to adulthood),and even if there are some things I just don't get, it's part of growing up, and in time, I'm sure I'll understand more and more.

    23. This is among the books published by Bill Watterson from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip that I have enjoyed. My children have literally worn out these collections of C&H comics, and with good reason. C&H is a unique blend of homespun philosophy, side-splitting humor, and insight into the human (child and adult) condition. Watterson's insights into, and sly digs at, various social, familial, and other institutions of modern life are masterful.

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