July 15, 2014

On "Blue is the Warmest Color" the Graphic Novel

I was at my library the other day, and I came across a graphic novel of “Blue is the Warmest Color”. I didn’t even know that it was a graphic novel.

And the truth is I grabbed it because of the buzz about the movie. It was supposed to be an incredibly graphic and sexy movie. I thought that the book would have the same elements.

It does, but the sexy parts are only part of the book. It is in fact an incredibly well-written and moving story about love and personal discovery – the fact that the two main characters are women seems almost incidental (almost, but maybe also not at all). Read it.