Saturday, May 24, 2014
Blankets by Craig Thompson (Graphic Novel)
This is really a brilliant and beautiful rendition of an autobiographical childhood and a struggling teenage story in a form of graphic novel. It is so warm and heartbreaking at the same time. How 2 brothers can be so close with similar interest yet there were drifted apart while growing up... How one person's selfish agenda changes a lifetime perspective... How family values are always deeply-rooted without choosing to go astray...
What was portrayed in Craig's life as being born and bred in a strict Christian family environment truly outshines how discipline they were when it comes to a simple nature of a decision making between "RIGHT" and "WRONG". Many would just follow the mass when they were being laughed at, but not Craig. Values are deeply planted even though towards the end he chooses not to be a Christian anymore but never once he will forgo the teachings of Jesus Christ.
I love how he tells about his moments between him and his brother during their younger days. It really reminds me and my brother so much back in the early days. That story itself put a bright smile on my face while knowing the fact that both brothers were reconciled due to their awkward growing phase of drifting apart. Small gestures plays a big part in everyone's life and it shows it so well in this book.
Lastly, I would really treasure this Novel as it serve a warmth reminder that what we all had between our siblings in our younger days are never to be taken away but treasure it with wonderful memories because when you rekindle with them about it... I guarantee you that it will lights up the room like a bursting flame of joy.
My favorite part is how Craig illustrated John 3:16 into this:
Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars
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