A moving, warm, very funny graphic memoir of Simone Lia's search for inner peace and a husband, traveling from London to a Welsh convent to the Australian outback
As Simone Lia's book opens we find her in Leicester Square. She's just been dumped by her boyfriend and she's talking to God, telling Him that she's nearly 34 and if He wants her to get married, He'd better get a move on. Amazingly, God sends a reply, prompting Simone to plan an "Adventure with God" that starts with a stay in a nunnery, then takes her to Australia in search of a hermit. The one she finds proves a disappointment, unlike Brett, the handsome horseman who takes her riding. She thinks he looks just like Crocodile Dundee; he thinks she looks just like Penelope Cruz. Is this the man she's been searching for, or is God making fun of her? Funny, touching, and even occasionally profound, this book will be essential reading for singletons, seekers of enlightenment, and lovers of the very best graphic novels.
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Simone Lia writes and illustrates comics and children's books. She is the author of Fluffy, and she publishes her own comics and limited edition products under Cabanon Press.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This rather lovely autobiographical graphic novel is really a work of spirituality. It also gently undermines quite a few stereotypes on the way, so that by the end the reader (along with the author) has a broader view both about God and about 'religious' people (especially nuns and hermits!).Ultimately the book is about discerning God's plan for ones life, and about trusting in God. It would be particularly useful for anyone who felt that they had somehow'missed the boat' in their vocation in life.