Blankets

Blankets

by Craig Thompson

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Blankets by Craig Thompson

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 profound and utterly beautiful work from Craig Thompson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770462182
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 108,405
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets, Carnet de Voyage, Good-bye Chunky Rice, and Habibi. Thompson was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages around the world. Thompson lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Blankets (New Hardcover Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
zonde More than 1 year ago
In this graphic novel Craig Thompson has managed to make some of the most relateable characters I have ever read. Mostly the story of a first love from beginning flirtations to a bitter end, the story also takes you through the progression of mind and memory and how we become who we are. While reading there are a range of emotions that you go through and in the end you close the book and think about your own progression and growth. From the moment I picked the book up I did not want to put it down. The pictures and text work fantastically together. I stayed up all night to finish it. I recommend it to anyone who has ever questioned life, religion, love,or themselves and other; or anyone simply looking for an amazing work of art to read and revisit over and over.
sliprockdoc More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing: "footnotes" section should be read many times to appreciate his message. This could be used in a freshman philosophy class as a way of introducing the study of philosophy. Exceptional. Haunting. Can't stop thinking about it. Beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that Blankets was ok, probably because I'm a little young. I also read it in one day, becuase it was so hard to put down. It was a little graphic, but beyond that, the story is beautiful and Craig and Phil as children are so innocent. It makes you think, and makes you find the meanings behind each picture. I got into graphic novels when I read this book.
DandyDan More than 1 year ago
Unlike many works of fiction that give you exactly what you want, this graphic autobiography speaks about life like it really is. A recommended read. For those of you Milwaukeeans there is a very recognizable frame about 3/4 of the way through!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brilliant realism. It is one of the few graphic novels that really made me look at my life and think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a powerfully written, beautiful, touching book. I absolutely recommend it. Difficult to put down, not a moment without interest. A love story that makes me feel optimistic about love and life in general.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly a work of great story telling and great art. The story would connect with anyone because they are universal stories of growing up. The author is careful to make the characters full-realized,personal people and not just symbols or caricatures of coming-of-age stories, the dialog is very personal and reads like it was taken directly from a diary, and sometimes borders on poetry. The drawings are absolutely beautiful and really carry weight and meaning in them. This is the first graphic novel i've ever read and it really drew me in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truely the best graphic novel i have ever laid my eyes on. Great day-dreamy visuals while getting the point across more than clearly , as most everyone can realte to the tribluations and real life heartaches that craig thompson has expressed. truley moving and painful , this novel hides nothing about how harsh the real world is and how your experiences during your youth can affect the rest of your life. I read this novel in about 3 hours , and spent many more admiring the visuals. I look foreward to reading many more , surely great , novels and works from Craig Thompson. Highly recommened for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book !! I read this book in 2hrs ! I love the honesty and I definitely related to his story. I have experienced the same feelings in regards to christianity. I have also seen how judgemental some 'christians' can be and how confused it can make you feel,especially when you are young. The illustration is beautiful- Craig Thompson is definitely gifted and I'm so happy he continued to draw eventhough people throughout his youth discouraged him. I look forward to more from him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most powerful, moving novels I have read in a long time. The visual stimulation adds an incredible amount to the feelings of pain, suffering, love, etc. the protagonist experiences throughout life. I was crying before the second chapter began. Definitely a great read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is just about the most moving book i have ever read! i have yet to find a novel i enjoy more then blakets. it shares the life story of the author craig thompson and his childhood struggles of being molested and unloved, romance with raina, to his confusion about religion and what to do. the only part about this book that i didnt enjoy was the choice craig made to do without God. that was a terrible choice because without God we can do nothing! it was a little graphic so i recomend it to those older teens.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blankets is one of the most moving novels I have ever read. Thompson's insights into teenage love, the pressures of school and religion are dead-on. He captures his experiences with amazing artwork that will touch you deeply. A work of genius.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nearly 600 pages long, but took me only 2.5 hours to read. That's how good it is! Granted, I will read it with more visual depth the second time around, Blankets is a truly remarkable graphic novel of heart-breaking proportions. From first love to childhood traumas to sibling squabbles, Craig Thompson captures the innocence that everybody inevitably loses. An extraordinary feat by one whom most would label as 'simply a comic book artist,' Thompson puts faith into artists capturing novels with pictures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought for my tween who loves graphic novels, read the back and thumbed through the beginning and the end, was not made aware of the explicit nature of sex scenes in the novel anywhere on the book...needless to say we will hang onto the book and revisit when he is 16+...would be nice to mention that stuff somewhere where a parent can pick up on it...I'm sure the book is lovely, but inappropriate for under 16.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reread this book all the time and it never gets old!!!! Never
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is something perfect for those trying to get into graphic novels and may not be a fan of superheros, girly love stories, or anime faire. This is a re-telling of the authors first love and general life experiences. At times it can be gritty and depressing but it never ceases to be real and an endearing art style and message. If I ever see this book again at a store, I'm going to buy it and keep it to share with everyone I know.
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Outstanding. This left me shaking.
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amberraylene More than 1 year ago
i can’t explain how amazing this book is craig thompson is an amazing artist and author it is a must read
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
An angsty look into the heart of the estranged young love life of Craig Thompson. A reflective book for any who write or have experienced early heartache.
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