Read: February 2006
Full of interwoven themes and with bible passages to emphasise his meaning, Blankets is an intelligent recollection of childhood. It is a perfect starting place for graphic novel virgins. Like Persepolis it resonates with humanity and is simple and easy to follow. The desolate snow capped scenes are easy on the eye and welcoming. Indeed, Blankets is like a security blanket, thick and secure feeling it invites you to wallow in all that is recognisable about childhood and growing up.
There is something very satisfying about reading 600 pages in barely two hours but you could as easily spend days studying some of the wonderfully imaginative and superbly realised artwork. A joy to read.
7 out of 10