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Blankets by Craig Thompson
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Nov 07, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: fictions-of-the-big-it, miniature

Ever read something which reminds you so precisely of your childhood that you don't even relate to the book itself you relive the memory as an emotion directly? When you read something that describes exactly how you felt in a given context in a particular moment or moments in your 'one wild and precious life'? (Not a quote from the book here, but a good one nonetheless, and one which seems to be made appropriate by having read this)

Since it's a graphic novel I can also say that, since I always imagine things visually, the drawings Thompson offers to embellish and enrich the text itself also capture a particular moment and the way it played out on the canvas of my mind flawlessly.

I'm sad after reading it- that beautiful kind of sad which follows, bittersweet, from some of the sweetest and well-thought-out memories you have. This is why one reads, isn't it? To re-connect with memories and emotions you thought you'd imagined were gone forever...
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