₹ 754.00
  • M.R.P.: ₹ 999.00
  • You Save: ₹ 245.00 (25%)
  • Inclusive of all taxes
Only 2 left in stock.
Other Sellers on Amazon
₹ 631.00
+ ₹ 115.00 Delivery charge
Sold by: The Picnic Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more.

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Black Hole Pamphlet – 6 October 2005

4.6 out of 5 stars 614 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from
₹ 754.00
₹ 631.00
FREE delivery: Thursday, May 20 Details

Save Extra with 3 offers

Cashback (3): Get up to ₹300 back on Amazon Pay ICICI credit card approval. And get 5% back for prime members and 3% for others See All
No Cost EMI: Avail No Cost EMI on select cards for orders above ₹3000 Details
Amazon Delivered
Amazon directly manages delivery for this product. Order delivery tracking to your doorstep is available.
No-Contact Delivery

Delivery Associate will place the order on your doorstep and step back to maintain a 2-meter distance.

No customer signatures are required at the time of delivery.

For Pay-on-Delivery orders, we recommend paying using Credit card/Debit card/Netbanking via the pay-link sent via SMS at the time of delivery. To pay by cash, place cash on top of the delivery box and step back.

Enhance your purchase

Frequently bought together

  • Black Hole
  • +
  • Ghost World
  • +
  • The Complete MAUS
Total price: 1 983,00 ₹
Buy the selected items together

Product description


Many regard Black Hole as one of the greatest graphic novels, and it's not hard to see why. Burns's black-and-white strips are so cool, and his story - sex, drugs and teenage mutants - grips like a vice. -- Rachel Cooke ― Observer

Drawn in [Burns’] signature woodblock style, and [is] visually memorising ― Stong Word

Black Hole just might be the most perfect book going, if not the sexiest... As startling and evocative a work as the medium has ever produced. -- Matt Fraction ― Art Bomb

Make no mistake: this is a bleak book that tries desperately in its final frames to introduce a note of optimism in resignation. It's also brilliant. -- Peter Millar ― The Times

About the Author

Charles Burns grew up in Seattle in the 1970s. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine in the mid-1980s and took off from there, for an extraordinary range of comics and projects, from Iggy Pop album covers to the latest ad campaign for Altoids. In 1992 he designed the sets for Mark Morris's delightful restaging of The Nutcracker. He's illustrated covers for Time, the New Yorker and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. He is the official cover artist for The Believer magazine. Black Hole received Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz awards in 2005. Burns lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.


Product details

  • ASIN : 0224077783
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape (6 October 2005)
  • Language : English
  • Pamphlet : 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780224077781
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0224077781
  • Item Weight : 880 g
  • Dimensions : 3.05 x 17.02 x 23.62 cm
  • Country of Origin : United Kingdom
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 614 ratings

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
614 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from India

Reviewed in India on 24 April 2021
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars ❗𝐀𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞❗
By Swayam Dey on 24 April 2021
Charles Bruns’s Black Hole is a strange and very disturbing graphic novel Set in the Seattle suburbs of the 1970s depicting some teens engaging in drinking, booze, drugs, sex and a plague that inflicts mutations on anyone who catches it. Four central characters Keith, Rob, and Chris are caught in its pull and may never escape.

But hell yeah!! It is also one of the best graphic novels of all time. If a black hole’s effect of gravity pulling so hard on a site in space that light cannot get out, the black hole of this particular summer of sex and drugs looks at times like it is a vortex you could not recover from. Initially I was creeped out about it, but in close readings I began to see some warmth and compassion running through it. Charles Burns' throwback art is simultaneously sensitive and grotesque, depicting monstrous deformity, teenage angst, and gentler emotions with ease. The use of blacks is moody as hell and the book has a claustrophobic feel at times. The disruptive and discontinuous representation of chronology, of time, is innovative and consistent with the disruption of adolescence Burns represents

The story is set in one summer from a Seattle high school in the late seventies. Those four characters once bullied a boy named Dave also plays a central role. In the story young people begin to develop physical abnormalities as a result of developing sexual desire for someone, or actually having sex with someone. This transition to adulthood as Burns depicts it is infused with lots of drug use/hallucinations, and nightmares; while friendship is important in the story, it is mainly a tale of desire, fears, confusion and what happens if you are in any sense different as you pass from childhood to adulthood. The social distortion is matched by visual images of distorted bodies, though images of the natural world the sky, trees, ocean--and physical beauty (including bodies) are also present and at some points not all restorative.

Black Hole is a coming age novel with great complexity It features the supernatural and surreal, these strange physical protuberances and there is psychedelia that obscures our sense of things at times, but it is basically rooted in a familiar world we know, and of adolescence. It ends somewhat hopefully for some of the main characters as horror often can do. Evil exists, but it is human-made evil, preventable, avoidable. Black Hole is as difficult and challenging as any great post-modern novel, with visual representations that evoke the complexity of growing up instead of just words. As a story it’s not “fun” but is also not so disturbing that you can’t learn from it about what it means to make the often difficult transition to adulthood.

The story is told using shifting viewpoints in small morsels. There's no happy ending, nobody magically comes up with a cure for the sex plague. People just deal with it as best they can.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer image
Reviewed in India on 25 September 2017
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in India on 28 June 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 7 July 2017
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 3 July 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 19 February 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in India on 6 December 2016
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Liam J Madden
4.0 out of 5 stars 10 Years In The Making and It's A Bonafide Classic...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Mr T
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and twisted
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2013
Verified Purchase
Vasileios Kyros
2.0 out of 5 stars Pointless
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 January 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great artwork, engaging story, and good to hold!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 June 2020
Verified Purchase
Marco António Pereira Costa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2018
Verified Purchase
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: love novels