Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gingerbread Girl - Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover

This is the second graphic novel I've ever read, the first being Maus, which I read a long, long time ago. I am not usually predisposed to reading graphic novels because I assume the images will distract from the actual story, and there is not enough reading for my tastes - I think short stories are too short, for Pete's sake! But when I read about this on a blog I like, I thought it sounded intriguing and so I decided to contribute to the Read Outside Your Comfort Zone Challenge and take the plunge, even though I wasn't sure I would enjoy the experience.

Well, I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised and I very much enjoyed this graphic novel! I thought the narrative structure was very enjoyable and well done and I found the wonderfully detailed art to perfectly complement the storyline as well as the story mechanics. There were some funny moments and a quote I really loved:

"Every time you climb to the top of your world, you push the ceiling a little higher."

The content of the story was intriguing but sometimes frustrating and I would not mind reading more about some of the supporting characters. Overall this was very enjoyable and I would recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. That quote is another one of my favorites. :-)