Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, HABIBI tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them.At once ...
r/>At once contemporary and timeless, HABIBI gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.
One of the best drawn graphic novels I have ever read. I did not know Craig Thompson at all, and I was totally blown away by the depth of the work, the multi-layered story folding back on itself, the subtext, the sense of wonder and beauty, the many
..." things that I would like to go back, re-read, learn more about. An homage to myth, love and the importance of the stories that we tell about ourselves. There's a lot not to like as well, and the cartoonish representation of an imaginary but very middle-eastern country is problematic on many levels. But so are all the classic novels set in exotic locales that I grew up with: I loved them then, and I still love them now.Continua...Nascondi
I was recommended this graphic novel by a friend otherwise I'm not sure I'd have read it but I'm very glad I did. The drawing is very beautiful and intricate, Thompson builds on Arabic calligraphy in a way that makes the comic intricate like nothing
..." I've ever seen before. The story loops in circles going back and forth in time with more being revealed. The story focuses on a little girl, given away into marriage at 9 and then widowed at 12 who adopts a little boy and they go and live in the desert. It is very much a fable, but it is not a fairy tale or a children's story as the issues it deals with, prositution, gender, castration, drug addiction, slavery and later economic and environmental disaster are dealt with in a very realistic and sad way. It's the story of relationships and abandonment. The end had me in tears. Definitely one of the best graphic novels I've read in awhile and one I'd very highly recommend. Continua...Nascondi