Friday, October 24, 2008

Summer reading...

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6 comments:

Billy Fore said...

I found out the other day that they make Sparknotes for that... I don't know if that's hilarious or sad.

maris said...

I'm going to assume that Sparknotes are similar to Cliffnotes (and with that statement, I'm probably showing my age...), and say that that is both hilarious and sad.

It took me about 2 hours to read the whole thing (well, and English translation it). I liked it because it got me to stop worrying (at least temporarily) about some of the inane bullshit that is being an adult. Plus I like thinking about snakes swallowing elephants.

Alec Longstreth said...

Yeah, that is such a beautiful and sad book. It is my ex-girlfriend's favorite book. I read it because she liked it, and had a similar response to yours...

Dustin Harbin said...

Haw! You guys are such sissies! Maris, this is one of my favorite strips of yours YET--mondo kudos.

maris said...

Hi Alec -

I definitely shouldn't have read it in public, that's for sure. I really liked how it didn't hit me over the head with a message...I read the comic "Three Shadows" (I think that's what it's called) recently, and though it is beautifully drawn, I found myself stifled by the message (about dealing with the death of a young child). Now I sound cold and mean...I just think that death and dying are truly difficult subjects to cover; not necessarily because of the sadness, but at the risk it may come off as sappy or too heavy handed. ugh...I just wrote a short essay of a response to your comment...sorry!! glad you shared similar sentiments in your Little Prince experience!

oh, btw, we haven't forgotten that we owe you a visit...Joe, Liz and I just need to sit down and e-mail you to find a time to make the trip!

-m

maris said...

Dustin -

I love how I can "hear" your voice just by reading your text!! I'm glad you like the strip so much! Maybe I should do a series like McCay's "Little Nemo", but instead of falling out of bed as a punch-line to each strip, I'll just end them all with me sobbing uncontrollably. That would be a laugh riot!

-m