This is one that I’ve been wanting to read for ages. Ever since I first saw it sitting on the shelves in my local bookshop. It has, I think, one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. That shade of blue is just perfect.
Anyway, it’s quite a big graphic novel at over 500 pages, and because of this and the fact it is fantastically presented on a high quality paper stock, it’s not the cheapest in the world, so I never quite convinced myself to buy it…
Then a few weeks back I was browsing my library’s online catalogue and happened to come across it! So I quickly put a hold on it and waited for it to come in.
It’s everything I hoped it would be, from the reviews I’d seen about it. Detailing the authors childhood and later teenage years, it also combines these two stands with the authors thoughts as he looks back on his life.
It’s an often moving story, and for most of it, quite sad. Ultimately though I think it is a positive story.
Craig Thompson’s artwork perfect complements the story, often saying things he is unable to in words, it’s one of the joys in GN’s when words and pictures combine and compliment each other so well!