Wednesday, October 25, 2006


This graphic novel by artist Craig Thompson was recently pulled from the shelves of a library in Missouri for objectionable content. Yes, there are some drawings of naked people, but they’re tastefully done. Probably what had readers more up in arms was the writer’s recollections of his devoutly Christian background, and the doubts that drew him away from that world. It should be said, however, that this is no polemic. Religion serves primarily as a backdrop before which the character experiences the trials adolescence and the giddiness of first love. It’s a good book that deserves to be taken on its own terms.


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