This is a very sad and yet beautiful book. Yes, it moves slowly. Yes, things remain unexplained. But the characters are realistic, the writing is descriptive. In some ways it is a coming of age story and in that sense it is well done. I think the fact that nothing ever happened, as other readers have complained, made it more real for me. Just day to day life in the voice of a young teen on a dying planet.
This is a book with heart. It is not just a coming of age story...it is about love, hate, friendship, religion, prejudice, betrayal, and so much more. It is rich with characters that are easily relatable. I highly recommend this one.
An amazing multi-layered book. Very complex,not an easy read. Found it difficult at first but once I got into it I could not put it down. Intense, sad, and at times very ugly. Highly recommend if you are looking for a book that is just the opposite of mindless!
Although what Treadwell did was crazy, I totally relate to him. If you do too, then you will appreciate the warmth and beauty of this book, made even more poignant by his death. He always knew the danger that he was facing. This book was a lovely insight into the lives of grizzlies.
Not my favorite Ishiguro, but a good book. Interesting character study. I didn't like any of the characters except Ono,the protagonist, and a couple of peripheral people. His daughters and grandson annoyed me! Interesting post WWII story.
Honestly - I only requested this book because the author is Margaret Atwood. I didn't know it was a graphic novel! That said, if you aren't a fan of graphic novels, don't bother. However, I am a fan so I was pleasantly surprised. If you are a fan AND a cat lover, even better! The story is interspersed with little factoids about cats and a plea to keep your cats safely indoors. I am both fan and cat lover. Angel CatBird is about a bunch of half-cats (once you read it you will understand)....our hero is a person-cat-owl thing. The art is gorgeous, the story is fun, the villains are evil and the half-cats are very cool. I am looking forward to the second volume.
There is quite a story here. This book is part memoir, part investigation, part history. The memoir is really a biography of the author's mother, and the sister that he didn't know existed until after his mother died. There is a lot of history on mental illness and subsequent hospitalization, as well as the treatment of people with developmental disabilities. The book is long and some may find it drawn out, but all in all it was very good and interesting.