Blankets by Craig Thompson Publisher: Top Shelf Productions Published On: August 18th, 2003 My rating: 5 of 5 stars Source: Purchased
I think I am in love with art post this! As soon as I finished this, I went and got myself a micro pen and went about scribbling nonsense on some pages. That’s how inspired I was.
I was never a fan of this medium of writing – comics, graphic novels – but this novel has very much turned me.
The rich black and white sketches are mind-blowingly gorgeous. I noticed myself studying how Craig had created this imagery. It truly is a thing of beauty, and so far removed from the usual comicy art. It is refreshing!
The story picked from his own life, it was rich and complex. I loved that it was layered yet so simple that each of us could relate.
This has become my favourite.
If you are looking for coming -of-age story, this is it!
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg Publisher: 47 North Published On: 28th June, 2016 My rating: 4 of 5 stars Source: Net Galley
I’ve been meaning to post this review for some time. Finally its here.
Reading this was enjoyable and refreshing. I loved being transported to this ephemeral world through such lucid prose. The magic element shone through, very well. I loved getting sucked into this fantasy world.
The original concept of baking magic infused cakes, how awesome is that! While reading, I wish I had the same powers.
Maire and Fyel were fun to read, they were interesting. Supporting characters although didn’t have much meat in the novel, were good. The plot unfolds at a good pace and is layered. Story ended ending in a shocking manner and made sense.
The writing was the right kind of descriptive, without being too annoying ( as in most cases). It brought every scene alive and I could picturise it.
I’ve never read books of this author, so I am impressed. Will surely be looking more of her published works. Definitely recommend, if you are in a mood for escapist fiction that is charming.
—Take care, happy reading!—
“Books fall open, you fall in. When you climb out again, you’re a bit larger than you used to be.” – Gregory Maguire