10.03.2010

Blankets by Craig Thompson


I haven't read very many graphic novels. This is my third (after Persepolis and Fun Home, both of which I adored).
Blankets details Craig Thompson's childhood, up through his high school graduation: I was brought into a world filled with teen-angst, profound faith, first loves and challenges families face everyday. This was a comforting read, laying in bed on a cold Sunday afternoon with blanket of my own. Thompson does an excellent job conveying heavy, complicated emotions with his art. I don't have anything profound to say about this book, except that it kept me warm and I'll bet it would do the same for you.

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions, 2003

16 comments:

  1. I saw this on my library book shelf but was a bit intimidated by size and that it was a graphic novel. I've read a few graphics, but they are not my favorites. Although, this one has received excellent reviews.

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  2. I just checked this out for the Readathon -- I've been saving it, since I knew I'd want to read at least one graphic novel. I've heard so many good things about it. I hadn't heard about Fun Home so I'll look for that one also. Thanks!

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  3. I enjoyed this one too. Fabulous art work!

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  4. This was a beautiful, beautiful book.

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  5. Bibliophile, Don't be intimidated! I read it in a couple of hours and I am not a very fast reader.

    Karen, I think this will be perfect for a readathon!

    Mrs. B, I'm happy to know that! Me too.

    Amanda, It really is.

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  6. It's been awhile since I've read a good graphic novel -- thanks for putting this on my radar!! I can attribute a good portion of my bookshelf about to break because of your suggestions! :)

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  7. Coffee, That is good to know! However if your bookshelf is about to break steer clear of this one, or find someplace else to put it. It's massive and heavy! :)

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  8. I have not read many graphic novels either - but I did enjoy this one. I think the simplicity of the pictures and the poignancy of the storyline is what made it work for me.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to following your posts in the future!

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  9. Bybee, You should read it when it's cold outside!

    Molly, You're completely right. And thanks!

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  10. Graphic novels are HUGE here.I suppose I should broaden my literary horizons and read one...

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  11. Samantha, That's interesting. I would have never guessed. You probably should give one a try!

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  12. I've had a lot of trouble enjoying graphic novels. The text often seems trite, consisting mostly of conversation.

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  13. I loved this book too! How well Thompson captured his feelings and angst in pictures. Probably one of my favorite graphic books.

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  14. readerbuzz, I don't think graphic novels are for everyone. I only read about one a year - anything more is an overkill. I can understand that people don't get into them.

    Aths, You're so right. You should try Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. She does the same as well.

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