Blankets: an illustrated novel

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Top Shelf, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 582 pages
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At 592 pages, Blankets may well be the single largest graphic novel ever published without being serialized first. 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. A profound and utterly beautiful work from Craig Thompson. The New Printing corrects 3 small typos, widening the spine graphics, but otherwise is identical to the first printing.

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"Achingly Beautiful"

User Review  - Mig29 - Borders

Time magazine's review said it best: "A rarity... achingly beautiful." This book, an absolute page-turner, refused to let me leave it without becoming emotionally invested in its characters and the ... Read full review

Snuggle up, you're in for a good one

User Review  - Theatisis - Borders

Pros: Beautifully illustrated, and excellent writing style. Cons: Religious topics, nudity I loved this graphic novel. It was a beatiful mix of childhood memories, both good and bad, and the issues ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Craig Thompson was made in Michigan in 1975, but risen up in Wisconsin and he drawed this very here book after departin' for Portland, Oregon, in 1997 and missing likewise his chums and girl-buddies.
He's mostest beknown for his best-sold graphical novel book "Blankets" -- to be winning also three Harvey Awards and two Ignatz Awards. Translationized into thirteen -- count 'em -- languages, lands like Morocco and Switzerland and Phoenix, but he's plopped hisself settled-like in Portland. For the being-time.