Sumo Scott is a washed up football player who never made it and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football But things have a way of working out in this sweet poetic tal

  • Title: Sumo
  • Author: Thien Pham
  • ISBN: 9781596435810
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • Scott is a washed up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale and a new chapter in Scott s life begins as the old one ends Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training stable, Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and evenScott is a washed up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale and a new chapter in Scott s life begins as the old one ends Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training stable, Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and even his old hair color, and becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler And in so doing, he begins to find some kind of center in himselfa center that had seemed lost for good Thien Pham, the acclaimed illustrator of Gene Luen Yang s Level Up, returns as the writer and artist of a unique new graphic novel.Highly poetic and structured to echo the slow build and sudden clash of a sumo match, Pham s Sumo is an unusual and beautiful book It s nearly a contradiction in terms a delicate, deft, tender tale aboutmo wrestling.

    Sumo The Easiest Way To Turn Visitors Into Ecommerce Want online sales Try Sumo for free, and get proven sales and marketing strategies to grow your email list, reduce cart abandonment, increase average order value, and . Sumo Sumo , sum , Japanese pronunciation s mo , lit striking one another is a form of competitive full contact wrestling where a rikishi wrestler attempts to force his opponent out of a circular ring dohy or into touching the ground with any body part other than the soles of his feet usually by throwing, shoving or pushing him down. Nihon Sumo Kyokai Official Grand Sumo Home Page Sumo Definition of Sumo by Merriam Webster Definition of sumo a Japanese form of wrestling in which a contestant loses if he is forced out of the ring or if any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground Examples of sumo in a Sentence Recent Examples on the Web Sumo sport Britannica Sumo, style of Japanese wrestling in which weight, size, and strength are of the greatest importance, though speed and suddenness of attack are also useful The object is to propel the opponent out of a ring about feet . metres in diameter or to force him to touch the ground with any part of his body other than the soles of his feet. Log in to Sumo Enter your information to log in to your Sumo account Check your email We sent an email to with a magic link you can use to sign in with. Sumo japan guide Sumo , sum is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan s national sport It originated in ancient times as a performance to entertain the Shinto deities Many rituals with religious background, such as the symbolic purification of the ring with salt, are still followed today. DENZEL CURRY SUMO YouTube Apr , Category Music Suggested by UMG Denzel Curry RICKY Song SUMO ZUMO Artist Denzel Curry Licensed to YouTube by UMG on behalf of Concord Loma Vista CMRRA, Concord Music Publishing, UNIAO Sumo Sports The Japan Times Sumo Sumo Restaurants run by former rikishi Sumo stable life is communal Rikishi take care of all of their own cooking and cleaning, and because they consume so much food the former is of SUMO Simulation of Urban Mobility The main wiki at sumo.dlr is currently down This is only a temporary static copy to have the documentation available. SUMO is an open source, highly portable, microscopic and continuous traffic simulation package designed to handle large road networks.

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      THIEN PHAM is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area He is also a high school teacher Pham illustrated Gene Luen Yang s Level Up Sumo is his first solo work from uscmillan author thienpham

    416 thoughts on “Sumo”

    1. It's funny. I wouldn't have noticed had seemingly arbitrary circumstances not come together as well as they did. Call it fate. Call it serendipity. Call it my doom. Or destiny or predestination or blind harmless luck. Or even all of the the above. The close of the matter is that when reading Thien Pham's Sumo tonight, I saw things that I entirely missed when I read Thien Pham's Sumo two weeks ago—and this due entirely to a change in frame of mind developed by forces exterior to Pham's book or [...]

    2. I wasn't sure what to expect out of Sumo. I really liked Pham's work in Level Up, so I didn't let my complete and total lack of knowledge about sumo keep me from reading it. And yes, you are thrown into the deep end, with virtually nothing about the sport explained. But it isn't about sumo, not really. It's about ScottScott was a star football player. Perfect small town life, complete with girlfriend. And then nobody is interested in seeing him play anymore, and his girlfriend isn't interested i [...]

    3. Ok, dudes, this is conTEMPlative, yo. I went into this expecting it to be something that it's not. It is NOT an intro to Sumo for teens.It is NOT a high-action story.And if I'd read the summary carefully, and remembered what I know about the author, I probably would have adjusted my expectations appropriately. This would be a good fit in a New Adult area of a library, rather than the Young Adult area (where it's kept in my library system). There is a sadness here. A hopelessness. A real sense of [...]

    4. Sumo is a gem of a book; a story of sumo wrestling that's lyrical and poetic and just wonderful.I love how this book's three storylines (for three different parts of the main character's life) are done in different colors (that come together in the end). And the paper is yellow, too! This book is like a puzzle in that it all comes together -- the author clearly took such care in making all his decisions on how this book should be (as is appropriate for a book on sumo wrestling).And the cover des [...]

    5. I think I’ve become spoiled by the big trade paperback comics I’ve been buying, and thus have drifted away from short comics. I don’t like reading comics in a single day unless I’ve read them before. I like to savor new reads. I read Sumo in about fifteen minutes, and normally wouldn’t have much to say about something that short. But just commenting on its length and leaving it at that would be doing it a disservice.Without giving too much away, Sumo follows a young man who leaves Amer [...]

    6. I am the first to admit that I love First Second graphic novels, so when I received a copy of Sumo from Netgalley, I was estatic. However, once I opened the book, I was so underwhelmed by the artwork and the long, drawn-out story about an athletic competition I know nothing about that I was tempted to leave the book uncompleted. Despite my initial repulsion to the illustrations, I persisted in finishing the story and came to have a real appreciation for the format and the story itself. I am ofte [...]

    7. When I entered the giveaways for this book I didn't realize that it was a comic book, so I was expecting something very different. But regardless I really got into this book and enjoyed it even though I am usually not reading graphic novels.I like the simplicity of it. The pictures don't go into too much details, but tell one all one needs to know. I also liked the idea of using the colors. Not only do they tell the reader at what point in the timeline we are, but they also help to feel the righ [...]

    8. Soft-spoken, elegant, flowing; this short (SHORT) graphic novel is a beautiful poem to a lost soul who seems to find his place in the world. Former football player Scott leaves his ordinary life in America to become a Sumo wrestler in Japan, partly to escape the hurt he felt at the loss of his girlfriend and partly because he needed a change, he needed something else to make him whole. Does he find it? DOES ANYONE?!

    9. Simple yet sophisticated, Sumo is a graphic novella that resonates. Pham's story moves along quickly through a series of different timelines, and despite its short length, the main character Scott is well developed. I was interested and invested in him right away, which is good since this is really a book about Scott, not Sumo. The sparse artwork is powerful, with a lot of the narrative told in what is missing from the frame rather than what is included. Shadow and simple color are used to great [...]

    10. Really talented artist. The story is very short and spare, but maybe that's okay. It's funny because people say every story should have a beginning middle and end, but this one was almost all middle. And I liked it. You get the background you need, but they don't have to explain each character from birth to death. It's maybe a couple months of a person's life. I DID kind of hope to find out more about sumo. I know nothing about it and still don't really understand it. I have to say, it's hard to [...]

    11. Reason for Reading: I read a lot of manga, and the occasional English translated Japanese novel, and am thus interested in Japanese culture. Yet I know absolutely nothing about Sumo, except the usual misconceptions and I thought this brief volume would give me some insight to the culture of Sumo.The book didn't really do for me what I had hope it would do. It is not so much actually about the art of Sumo, as it is about the main character Scott, now called Hakygei. A failed football player in a [...]

    12. Sumo is the literary equivalent of a cupcake - light and sweet, and when you're done it leaves you a little bit sad.The lead character, Scott is a loveable loser - a once promising athlete that is now past his football playing prime. He has no job, his girlfriend dumped him and his only friends are a trio of sad sacks who hang out at a local dive bar. His oly option - aside from moving in with mom and dad and working at Macaroni Grill - is to switch sports by moving to Japan and becoming a Sumo [...]

    13. After failing at the American professional football career he hoped for, Scott take a big step. He moves to Japan to try and become a professional sumo wrestler. It sounds like the stuff jokes are made of, but this book is an extremely quiet, reflective coming of age story. The reactions of his friends and his girlfriend to his decision. What he finds inside himself in an unfamiliar environment, hoping this second chance will actually pan out, because he doesn't know what to do if it doesn't.Pha [...]

    14. I read Sumo by Thien Pham, and i thought it was an okay book. It was about A football player who decides to move to japan and become a Sumo wrestler. The story jumps back and forth between his wrestling, him leaving the U.S. and a girl he meets in Japan. Each of these stories is drawn in a different color to make it easier to tell when the story was changing. I liked the artwork in it but the story wasn't very interesting. Towards the end it becomes a little more interesting but the beginning ta [...]

    15. Sumo is short; it's a wisp of a story, really. Several flashbacks and a couple of days in the life of Scott, an ex-football player turned aspiring sumo. But those moments are told with elegance, earnestness, and clear narrative logic. I like the art, and was able to get through the book my lunch break. I only wish there was enough story in this graphic shorty for several more lunch breaks. In related news: I seem to be doing a fair job going through the First Second catalog these days.

    16. I liked the graphics. I'm not really the type of person to read comics. But i got the hang of it :). I enjoyed the book , because it was truthful in the way people do irrational things when their relationship ends. (view spoiler)[I like how he has friends that try to convince him not to go, but in the end they let him go. And try to support his decision. Its a great book , in the way that it shows how he grows and accomplishes becoming a sumo wrestler. And how he finds a new girl in Japan ♥.( [...]

    17. This was a pretty short read but it was pretty good book. It follows an ex-football player turned sumo wrestler. Throughout the story it switches between the past (through flashbacks) and the present. It uses color to show what period in time it is. By this I mean it would use orange for the present, green for a certain point in the past and blue for another point in the past. Overall this was a very good book and would definitely recommend it.

    18. After failing to make the NFL and experiencing a hurtful breakup, Scott decides to start over by moving to Japan in attempts to become a sumo wrestler. Color is used very purposefully and effectively to designate different periods in Scott's life in this slim, but tender story. This graphic novel which can and should be read in one sitting explores themes of self worth and cultural shifts sympathetically.

    19. I thought it was an okay book. It was a good book because it was easy to read. I liked it because it was a graphic novel. It had lots of pictures and that is why I liked it. It would be a good book for anyone who wants a quick book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes graphic novels and pictures.

    20. Scott had dreams of being a pro football player and when those dreams comes crashing down so does the rest of his world. He doesn’t have a good job, his girlfriend dumped him, and about the only thing left to him is to move to Japan and become a sumo wrestler. SoScott leaves his old world behind him, even his name and hair color, to pursue this new dream. And through the struggles and turmoils he endures, he begins to find a new focus in his world.The approach to the story is very different th [...]

    21. Scott was a high school football star and professional hopeful, but his life takes a disappointing turn when he isn't picked up by the NFL. He finds himself in an unexpected place: dumped by his prom queen girlfriend and feeling aimless, he accepts an offer to train to be a sumo wrestler in Japan. He had to drop everything and leave everyone he knew behind, and not everyone is sure he's doing it for the right reasons. He's not sure he can convince everyone that he has what it takes to become a s [...]

    22. Full disclosure: I won a free copy of this book from a giveaway.I didn't realize when I entered the contest for this book that it was a graphic novel (I think that's what they call a comic book in novel form; it's not my usual type of book to read), but I breezed through the first 50 pages and found it was a more compelling way to tell the story, because the pictures tell the story more quickly. I enjoy the way the author portrays the characters with his unique style of pictures that conveys em [...]

    23. I received this title through a Giveaway :)Scott is a washed-up NFL wanna-be, recently dumped by his high-school sweetheart, and ready to put everything behind him and start over in a new life. A completely new life- from USA to Japan, and Scott to Hisukagi.I was surprised at how short this graphic novel was. 'Sumo,' while simple and poetic, seems rushed, but rushed works for the storyline as everything for Scott is changing at a rapid pace. Regardless of how his world has been turned upside-do [...]

    24. I really wanted to like this one more since Thien Pham is such a nice guy and really a good artist. I thought the story was fair and the art good and the dialog unfortunately stiff and rather uncomofortable to read. The idea of the plot is pretty smart but fails to really explore the depths of the such a cultural interchange. The relationships between the characters show promise but didn't quite feel fully articulated to me, although perhaps a second, more leisurely read through would help. The [...]

    25. This is a quiet, brief, understated graphic novel about a young man trying to make his way in the world. Oversized Scott has failed at his previous endeavors--a professional football career and a relationship with Gwen--and is now in danger of failing at his attempt at starting over as someone completely different--a sumo wrestler in Japan. He has a chance to find himself before it's too late, though. Pham achieves much with simple, stylized illustrations, thematic colors, and subtle symbols. An [...]

    26. Really lovely gem. The language is sparse, but the images convey the story poignantly. Really lovely artwork. I was not impressed by Thien's somewhat sloppy penciling in Level Up, but his ink lines in Sumo are masterful. He captures posture and movement in minimal lines. The three stories weave together nicely. The book could appear simplistic or profound, depending on the state of mind of the reader. This will be an interesting one for discussion groups.I just wish he didn't use the word "pussy [...]

    27. Having lived in Japan, I've enjoyed sumo for quite some time. I just wish this story would have explained some of the basics for moving up and down the sumo rankings (banzuke) better. It was unclear to me if the author was aware of the number of bouts a non-sekitori rikishi must fight each tournament (basho) and win* if they wish to advance to the ranks of sekitori. Beautiful drawn story nonetheless, and I hope it helps other readers become interested in sumo. *A rikishi who is not a sekitori wi [...]

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