Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

by Julie Maroh


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ISBN-13: 9781551525143
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 142,031
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels, where she still lives. After self-publishing three comics collections, her French-language graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude was published by Glénat in 2010; it won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe’s largest.

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Blue Is the Warmest Color 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JGage More than 1 year ago
After reading about this upcoming film (it was released on Oct.25th to limited screens from IFC), I was interested in checking out the graphic novel. The area where I live usually doesn't get very many limited release movies, so I thought this would be the quickest means to seeing what this was all about. This is a French based graphic novel focusing on two female lead characters, Adele and Emma. Adele is the younger of the two, still in high school while Emma is slightly older and wiser, already in college. Adele is in a relationship with a boy, but soon discovers that she is more interested in women. She goes to a gay bar with a male friend, only to meet Emma. It isn't the usual girl meets girl story, and there are several bumps in the road to Adele's happiness. This movie got so much press because of the very long and graphic love scene between the two female characters. Having read the reviews from Roger Ebert and Rotten Tomatoes, it looks like the film was well received. The graphic novel was very good, and the story line was interesting. It was definitely worth checking out before watching the movie or DVD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and agree wholeheartedly with the only comment that anyone's left so far: read the book, don't just see the film! The last 1/3 or so of the movie is completely different (even contrary) to the end of the novel, and the film erases the majority of the book's political dialogue, which I found very effective. In trying to make the movie relatable, they erased the things that would differentiate the relationship of two people of a sexual minority from the heterosexual relationships that we see in films, and in doing so rob everyone of a wonderful opportunity to bring artistic light to these realities of living as someone who doesn't quite fit society's idea of "the norm." 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the book, I knew it was a movie then found out about the book its taken a little while to get it always sold out was so happy to finally have can't. wait to see the movie now.Also my first graphic novel
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