ATTN: THIS WILL BE THE WORST, MOST EMOTIONALLY DISTRAUGHT REVIEW YOU WILL EVER READ
perfect perfect perfect
i know exactly
how g.b tran felt when he wrote this
the golden spiral panels were so genius in this book
somebody please get me a tissue or two or two hundred
2nd generation hurts
i will re-read this and then re-read it again and again
AND THAT LAST SCENE. WHEN THEY FLEE SAIGON AND THERE'S A FADE TO BLACK. MORE TISSUES, PLEASE.
the colors -- why do i suddenly have an emotional investment in colors?
this book is so stylistically true to itself
the artwork is perfectly elaborately chaotic
(it's so confusing and you lose track of characters and storylines a lot,
yes, but that's exactly
how it feels like to be the child of refugees, just as he and i are, and he expresses it so painfully and precisely without even saying it)IN SUMMARY:
I cried a lot.
I also laughed sometimes.
But mostly I cried.
I will probably write a better review in the future. Maybe, maybe not.
G.B Tran, I need to read more from you.