Writer: Craig Thompson
Artist: Craig Thompson
Have I Read It?: No.
Suggested For: pikkutiikeri
[via habibibook.com] From the internationally acclaimed author of BLANKETS (“A triumph for the genre.”—Library Journal ), a highly anticipated new graphic novel.
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, HABIBI tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them.
At once contemporary and timeless, HABIBI gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.
Now that our Finnish girlfriend has returned from the abyss of relocation, I feel it’s safe to make this recommendation. Well….sort of. I’ve recommended different things to Maija in the past to varying degrees of failure. Of course, in those cases I was mostly recommending things that “I” liked. In this case, I haven’t read the book, but it seems like a story and subject matter that might appeal to her literary tastes. It’s quite a large tome for an original graphic novel (672 pages), and has been very well-received critically. I can’t speak much more to the story, so in this case I’m making more of a “Does this sound interesting to you?”, recommendation instead of a “You should probably read this.” In this way, I absolve myself of any liability. :)