Blankets

Blankets

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith....

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Title:Blankets
Author:Craig Thompson
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Blankets
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:592 pages pages

Blankets Reviews

  • Dave Russell
    Aug 17, 2009

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

  • Oriana
    Mar 07, 2011

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

  • Greg
    Jan 18, 2009

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

  • Seth T.
    Jun 28, 2007

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

  • Jace
    Oct 24, 2007

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

  • David Schaafsma
    Aug 25, 2012

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

  • Rauf
    Feb 25, 2010

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

  • The Fizza
    Jan 02, 2008

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

  • أحمد جمال سعد الدين
    Oct 13, 2014

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

    Rating Edited on 12/26/15. Am upping my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars because this was the first book I read this year and after 12 months it still stands out to me as a powerful and lingering story despite the open ending that originally caused me to knock a star off. One of the BES...

    Okay, I read this quite a number of years ago. I didn't review it at all because I didn't have much good to say about it. But just recently I was asked to say a few things because this book, which has become a darling of sorts, doesn't get a lot of one-star reviews. Like I said, it'...

    Blankets had been on my wishlist for years. I knew it was a coming-of-age story, but I wasn't prepared for how gritty it could be. The story of young Craig Thompson and his little brother was both bleak and poignant. The story becomes more hopeful as Craig grows older and falls in lov...

    No book has ever come so close to my own story... it really left me in tears because I knew *exactly* what the author was writing about... if I could draw worth a dime (and had the guts to talk about my past like he does), my graphic biography would look very much like this... That was...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I was excited to be blown away by this because of all of the booktuber's who have recommended this. This was a sweet story about coming of age. first love and grappling with Christian beliefs. However I was underwhelmed and wanted more to b...

    ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ?? ?????. ??? ???? ??? ????? ??????. ???? ?????? ?? 4 ?? 5 ???? ? ????? ??? ?? ????. ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ??????? ??????? ?? ??????...

  • Lauren
    Apr 15, 2010

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

    Rating Edited on 12/26/15. Am upping my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars because this was the first book I read this year and after 12 months it still stands out to me as a powerful and lingering story despite the open ending that originally caused me to knock a star off. One of the BES...

    Okay, I read this quite a number of years ago. I didn't review it at all because I didn't have much good to say about it. But just recently I was asked to say a few things because this book, which has become a darling of sorts, doesn't get a lot of one-star reviews. Like I said, it'...

    Blankets had been on my wishlist for years. I knew it was a coming-of-age story, but I wasn't prepared for how gritty it could be. The story of young Craig Thompson and his little brother was both bleak and poignant. The story becomes more hopeful as Craig grows older and falls in lov...

    No book has ever come so close to my own story... it really left me in tears because I knew *exactly* what the author was writing about... if I could draw worth a dime (and had the guts to talk about my past like he does), my graphic biography would look very much like this... That was...

  • Trish
    Dec 30, 2017

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

  • Peter Derk
    Jan 12, 2011

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

    Rating Edited on 12/26/15. Am upping my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars because this was the first book I read this year and after 12 months it still stands out to me as a powerful and lingering story despite the open ending that originally caused me to knock a star off. One of the BES...

    Okay, I read this quite a number of years ago. I didn't review it at all because I didn't have much good to say about it. But just recently I was asked to say a few things because this book, which has become a darling of sorts, doesn't get a lot of one-star reviews. Like I said, it'...

  • Jo
    Nov 01, 2011

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

  • Maciek
    Jan 28, 2017

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    Apr 08, 2014

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

    Rating Edited on 12/26/15. Am upping my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars because this was the first book I read this year and after 12 months it still stands out to me as a powerful and lingering story despite the open ending that originally caused me to knock a star off. One of the BES...

    Okay, I read this quite a number of years ago. I didn't review it at all because I didn't have much good to say about it. But just recently I was asked to say a few things because this book, which has become a darling of sorts, doesn't get a lot of one-star reviews. Like I said, it'...

    Blankets had been on my wishlist for years. I knew it was a coming-of-age story, but I wasn't prepared for how gritty it could be. The story of young Craig Thompson and his little brother was both bleak and poignant. The story becomes more hopeful as Craig grows older and falls in lov...

  • Algernon
    Jan 18, 2016

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

  • David Yoon
    Jan 14, 2018

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

  • Vitor Martins
    Aug 23, 2015

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

  • Melki
    Mar 28, 2012

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Jan 29, 2017

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Dec 22, 2014

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

    Rating Edited on 12/26/15. Am upping my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars because this was the first book I read this year and after 12 months it still stands out to me as a powerful and lingering story despite the open ending that originally caused me to knock a star off. One of the BES...

  • Φαροφύλακας
    Nov 28, 2012

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

  • Orsodimondo
    Nov 28, 2012

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Apr 29, 2016

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

    Rating Edited on 12/26/15. Am upping my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars because this was the first book I read this year and after 12 months it still stands out to me as a powerful and lingering story despite the open ending that originally caused me to knock a star off. One of the BES...

    Okay, I read this quite a number of years ago. I didn't review it at all because I didn't have much good to say about it. But just recently I was asked to say a few things because this book, which has become a darling of sorts, doesn't get a lot of one-star reviews. Like I said, it'...

    Blankets had been on my wishlist for years. I knew it was a coming-of-age story, but I wasn't prepared for how gritty it could be. The story of young Craig Thompson and his little brother was both bleak and poignant. The story becomes more hopeful as Craig grows older and falls in lov...

    No book has ever come so close to my own story... it really left me in tears because I knew *exactly* what the author was writing about... if I could draw worth a dime (and had the guts to talk about my past like he does), my graphic biography would look very much like this... That was...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I was excited to be blown away by this because of all of the booktuber's who have recommended this. This was a sweet story about coming of age. first love and grappling with Christian beliefs. However I was underwhelmed and wanted more to b...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 12, 2015

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jun 15, 2015

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

  • Nat
    Apr 12, 2016

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

    Rating Edited on 12/26/15. Am upping my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars because this was the first book I read this year and after 12 months it still stands out to me as a powerful and lingering story despite the open ending that originally caused me to knock a star off. One of the BES...

    Okay, I read this quite a number of years ago. I didn't review it at all because I didn't have much good to say about it. But just recently I was asked to say a few things because this book, which has become a darling of sorts, doesn't get a lot of one-star reviews. Like I said, it'...

    Blankets had been on my wishlist for years. I knew it was a coming-of-age story, but I wasn't prepared for how gritty it could be. The story of young Craig Thompson and his little brother was both bleak and poignant. The story becomes more hopeful as Craig grows older and falls in lov...

    No book has ever come so close to my own story... it really left me in tears because I knew *exactly* what the author was writing about... if I could draw worth a dime (and had the guts to talk about my past like he does), my graphic biography would look very much like this... That was...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I was excited to be blown away by this because of all of the booktuber's who have recommended this. This was a sweet story about coming of age. first love and grappling with Christian beliefs. However I was underwhelmed and wanted more to b...

    ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ?? ?????. ??? ???? ??? ????? ??????. ???? ?????? ?? 4 ?? 5 ???? ? ????? ??? ?? ????. ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ??????? ??????? ?? ??????...

    3.5 stars I will be totally honest with you. I read Blankets while I was having a nervous breakdown (TMI but whenever I'm on my period I want to cry for every single fucking thing that happens to me). So, while I was trying to finish the last 50 pages or so I was also trying not ...

    This book started out so deep and sad, I was not even 20 pages in and I had already tears in my eyes. Going into this I was hesitant for reasons I don?t even recall, but Blankets really hit home for me. It?s an emotional story following the lives of two brothers from child...

  • Ylenia
    Nov 04, 2015

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...

    A few years ago I was lent a book called "Blankets" which I read on the 5 hour trip back from New York City on a Sunday. Now to say the 600 pages just few by would not be an exaggeration. I was done with the book before we hit the Massachusetts border. I knew very little about the book...

    It's the semi-autobiographical story that starts with Craig from his childhood, sharing a bed with his brother huddled against the cold of Wisconsin winters. It's a bed that is both a battleground and a life raft. It mirrors his relationship growing up in the Christian faith, the c...

    Peguei esse quadrinho pra ler sem saber nada a respeito da história e acabei me identificando demais com o protagonista. A arte é MARAVILHOSA, o texto levanta reflexões muito importantes sobre a influência da religião nas relações familiares. Só achei o final meio anti-clim...

    The philosopher Pat Benatar once claimed, "Hell is for children", and indeed, Craig Thompson's young life was overrun with glimpses of that fiery underworld. Bullies, religious zealots, scary cubby holes, and a baby sitter who liked to do naughty things...just a typical day for Craig a...

    Rating Edited on 12/26/15. Am upping my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars because this was the first book I read this year and after 12 months it still stands out to me as a powerful and lingering story despite the open ending that originally caused me to knock a star off. One of the BES...

    Okay, I read this quite a number of years ago. I didn't review it at all because I didn't have much good to say about it. But just recently I was asked to say a few things because this book, which has become a darling of sorts, doesn't get a lot of one-star reviews. Like I said, it'...

    Blankets had been on my wishlist for years. I knew it was a coming-of-age story, but I wasn't prepared for how gritty it could be. The story of young Craig Thompson and his little brother was both bleak and poignant. The story becomes more hopeful as Craig grows older and falls in lov...

    No book has ever come so close to my own story... it really left me in tears because I knew *exactly* what the author was writing about... if I could draw worth a dime (and had the guts to talk about my past like he does), my graphic biography would look very much like this... That was...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex I was excited to be blown away by this because of all of the booktuber's who have recommended this. This was a sweet story about coming of age. first love and grappling with Christian beliefs. However I was underwhelmed and wanted more to b...

    ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ?? ?????. ??? ???? ??? ????? ??????. ???? ?????? ?? 4 ?? 5 ???? ? ????? ??? ?? ????. ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ??????? ??????? ?? ??????...

    3.5 stars I will be totally honest with you. I read Blankets while I was having a nervous breakdown (TMI but whenever I'm on my period I want to cry for every single fucking thing that happens to me). So, while I was trying to finish the last 50 pages or so I was also trying not ...

  • Carmen
    Oct 05, 2014

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

  • Carmine
    Oct 29, 2017

    Craig Thompson, for all the lack of works in his bibliography, is one of the best creators working in comics today. Apart from Blankets, he has only released one other major work of fiction. (His third, Habibi , will be released this Fall.) [The cutest of meet-cutes.] There a...

    Here are seven lines from Blankets that pretty much sums up the story: 1. I couldn't fathom that the soul trapped in my child body would be transplanted to its grotesque adolescent counterpart. 2. But in that little pathetic clump of blankets there was comfort. 3. We both knew...

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars ...

    Every year I teach this book in my YA course it comes up as one of the top three favorite texts in the course. I might go so far as to say it is one of the top five or ten graphic novels of all time. Powerful, gorgeous, touching, expressive, it?s among other things a meditation on fi...

    I just read this in one sitting. Incredible. First graphic novel i've given 5 full stars to. ...

    Having produced this illustrated autobiography of his formative years, Thompson certainly deserves credit for an ambitious undertaking. His illustrations are the shining accomplishment of this book; cartoony, yet humanly realistic, they exude a youthful enthusiasm. Definitely a memorab...

    NON RIUSCIVO A CAPIRE... ...come l'anima racchiusa nel mio corpo da bambino potesse essere trapiantata nella sua grottesca controparte adolescente Raccontare il crescere, da bambino diventare adolescente, raccontare il diventare. E raccontare il silenzio. Silenzio pieno...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Contrary jerkoff party of 1? I?m here I?m here! While a 3 Star rating is most definitely a perfectly fine rating ? in this case I am one of a handful amongst my friends who dared to not give 4 or 5. Allow me a momen...

    It's beautiful! A quilt made of memories, bad and good, side by side sketches about growing up in a small town in Wisconsin; about sharing a room with a younger brother; about surviving school days with merciless bullying; about finding solace in religion; about a boy who me...

    book #12 for Jugs & Capes! review #8 for CCLaP! I joke about this a lot, but it?s true that in some ways, in the squishiest little corner of my mushy little heart, I am still a teenage girl. My favorite TV show, ever and still, is My So-Called Life. I have read Margaret Atwo...

    ?How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement?no matter how temporary.? and because I couldn?t decide between the two?. ?At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it?s easy to imagine oneself soaring ...

    This book is an autobiographical account of Craig's coming to terms with his faith and reconciling it with his sexuality. Being raised in a born-again family - which is well-portrayed in this book - is not a foreign concept to me. I've spoken before about how damaging the church's m...

    A few years ago when part of this book was in the McSweeney's Graphic Novel issue I really liked it. I remember it being on of the stories that made me want to go out and by the book. I didn't go out and buy it though because it was just too damn expensive for me, sure the book looked ...

    I first read about Blankets in an article on the history of graphic novels, where it was mentioned as one of the signature examples of the form - along famous works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (Interestingly, Spiegelman liked the book, and sent the author a congratulatory letter afte...

    Wow. Every bit as earthshaking and meaningful as Marjane Satrapi?s Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, this graphic novel by Craig Thompson published in 2003 by Top Shelf is one thoughtful Americans do not want to miss. Christian evangelical notions of life on earth and what comes ...

    "Desire is sad." --W. Somerset Maugham, "Rain" When I was a kid one of my friends invited to go to some church event retreat thingy. My dad, a mildly avowed, atheist wouldn't let me go. I've often wondered what he thought would have happened and what would have actually happened ha...

    ?? "Blankets" ??? ?????? ??????? (Craig Thompson) ????? ??? ?????????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????. ?????????????? ??? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ?? ??? ???...

    Fugaci impronte sulla neve Cos'è l'amore? E come possiamo identificarlo e imprimerlo indelebilmente in qualcosa da ammirare e rimirare, finché la sua essenza non si dissipa con il passare del tempo? L'amore non è solo la meraviglia del momento o la perfezione catturata in un a...