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Blankets by Craig Thompson
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Jan 17, 12

bookshelves: graphic-novels, read-in-2012
Read on January 16, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous art style in here (even the lettering is pretty!), and it suits the storytelling excellently. As this is semi-autobiographical, it's hard to know which bits are true to Thompson's life and which aren't, but the telling is so believable that it all felt very real. And very cold... This being set in Wisconsin/Michigan, and reading it in winter, it's one of those books that you can almost feel the temperature and want to huddle up under the blankets more as the characters are doing. So, in that way, this was a big win for me.

I, however, didn't care for the sheer amount of Bible passages. This was obvious a big part of the story and his development, but personally it felt like it derailed the story at times. I was much more interested in the little personal moments, and loved the short re-tellings of things that happened between the siblings, or between him and his parents.
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