May 6, 2009

Ethel & Ernest by Raymond Briggs

Ethel & Ernest is a true story of Briggs' parents, from their first encounter to their deaths. It's a story of two ordinary people, who experience the changing of the world around them: Second World War, the arrival of television, people landing on the moon, as they brought up their only son. It's really nice for a change to read a book about ordinary lives. No abuse, violence, extreme poverty, and all the things that make the world dark and gloomy. This time, it's intimate insight into life of a simple working class couple, who have simple wants and dreams, who are happy and sad for things that are important to them (not necessary to the world of course).

Read my complete review here...

This is my first post for this blog. The other graphic novels that I've read for this challenge:
  1. The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot (finished 02/09, rating 4/5)
  2. The Sandman Vol 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman (finished 03/09, rating 3.5/5)
  3. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman (finished 03/09, rating 5/5)
  4. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham (finished 03/09, rating 4.5/5)
  5. Burnout by Rebecca Donner (finished 04/09, rating 3.5/5)
  6. Fables Vol 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (finished 04/09, rating 4/5)
  7. Clockwork Girl by Sean O’Reilly and Kevin Hanna (finished 04/09, rating 3.5/5)
I was going for Minor, but I'm now aiming for Major :)

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