Thursday, July 21, 2011
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Blankets has received a multitude of praise. Because of this widespread love, I knew I had to read it for myself. I quickly fell into the story and closed the book with a sense of sad satisfaction. Thompson created a beautiful piece of art with his novel . . . a piece of art that goes beyond the pulling of heartstrings with most stories of first love. In the final pages when Thompson approaches his brother and also when he returned home for the first time in years, there was something there that I could relate to on so many levels. It was at that time I realized that Thompson captured humanity in a way that pictures or words could not do alone ... but when combined, created a superb illustration of life.
Have you been awed by Blankets? What impacted you the most?
WARNING: This is a graphic novel written for an older audience!