Monday, November 22, 2010

Blankets by Craig Thompson


Genre: Graphic Novel

Blankets is a very unique autobiography of author Craig Thompson featured in an illustrated novel format. The novel is based on his experiences growing up in a Christian family, experiencing his first love and memories of spending time with his brother.

I’ve never read an autobiography in a graphic novel format before but the experience of reading Blankets is actually quite beautiful. Though the author and I quite possible have nothing in common, you can’t help but relate to some of the author’s experiences growing up.

One of the things that I related strongly to from the novel is of course, experiencing your first love as a teenager. It’s always so special and the way Thompson captures his first love is exceptionally memorable. However, Blankets is not just about first love, it’s a coming of age graphic novel that poses questions a lot of us asked during those strange adolescent years on love, religion and values in a path to understanding yourself.

I really liked Blankets. I dare anyone to read it and not relate to at least one of Craig Thompson’s experience while growing up. Blankets is exceptionally beautiful and a memorable reading experience.

4 comments:

Alice Teh said...

This is on my radar. I've also read some very good reviews of this book and I'm glad you really liked it. It won't be long when I get to this. :)

christina said...

I have to admit that this is one of my all time favorite memoirs.

-ROCKprincess- said...

wow...
I never read a graphic novel..
I never had the urge to pick them up...
maybe I should try one...
nice review..

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Alice- I think you wont regret reading this. I really loved it.

ROCKprincess- yes, yes, give it a try...

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