The Hole by Øyvind Torseter

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The Hole Read Online Free - The protagonist of The Hole has discovered a hole in his apartment and tries to find an explanation for it. He seeks expert advice. But not everything can be explained. Perhaps he'll just have to accept that the hole is there? The Hole has simple, expressive drawings created by pen and computer, and there's a hole punched right through the book, so it really exists, even if it can't be explained.

Comic yet philosophical, simple yet deeply expressive, The Hole is quite simply—brilliant!

"Hello, I've discovered a hole in my apartment. . . . It moves. . . . If you could come take a look. . . . Bring it down, you say? What? Hello?!"

Born in 1972, Øyvind Torseter is an artist and one of Norway's most acclaimed illustrators. He employs both traditional and digital picture techniques and has created six picture books on his own and many others with different authors. Torseter has received numerous prizes for his books, which have been translated into many languages. My Father's Arms Are A Boat (Enchanted Lion Books, 2012) was his first book to be published in the United States.

Title : The Hole
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ISBN : 1592701434
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 64 pages


Jon(athan) rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2017

A hole that goes through the book plays a part in the existence of the main character as he tries to discover it's meaning.

Ariel rated it ★★★★★

August 26, 2014

This book is flipping phenomenal. The art is BEAUTIFUL. Really minimal and simplistic, super clean and straightforward. I want to hang it on my walls. The story is really wonderful. It's also really simple and sweet, so lovely. And the fact that there's an actual hole drilled throughout this book wa...

Charlize rated it ★★★★★

May 25, 2015


Tasha rated it ★★★★★

August 22, 2013

This Norwegian import is an almost-wordless picture book that will surprise and delight. It is the story of a rounded-nosed creature/person who discovers a hole in his wall in the apartment he just moved into. But when he tries to see where the hole is coming from, he discovers that it is only on...

Mathew rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2016

This was an unexpected delight. I'm usually not keen on books which have holes or lift-the-flaps in them unless they're use is purposeful and adds to the story. The hole in Torseter's 'The Hole' is actually central to the whole text. The large, thick book has had one small hole-punch sized hole r...

Kendra rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2016

This man is my favourite thing.

Storywraps rated it ★★★★★

January 14, 2014

The first thing you will notice when you pick up this book is that there is a hole carved right through it ... from cover to cover. Little fingers will fit through the hole and a good "peek" will unveil the person or things that your eye can bring into focus on the other side. Oyvind has taken th...

Stephen rated it ★★★★☆

September 20, 2015

I finally found this book in the bookstore, I wanted it because it looked interesting after watching a booktuber’s video on it. This is children’s book, about a guy who moves into his new apartment and then discovers that there’s this hole in the wall. When he goes and checks it out on the other s...

Wink rated it ★★★★★

April 07, 2014

THE STORY OF A MYSTERIOUS MOVING HOLE Michelangelo carved David from a block of marble that came with a hole gouged through it by another sculptor. He made the hole disappear. This book has a hole in it too, but the protagonist can’t make it go away. After moving into a new apartment, he discovers...

Aline rated it ★★★★★

July 18, 2015

This is both innovative and philosophically interesting. While officially a "children's" book, this can be appreciated by all ages. There is a hole through the book--a real hole, but, in the story, the hole is not entirely real. The illustrations, Torseter's strength, all center around the hole,...

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