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Mini Reviews – Bee and Puppycat [Vol 1], and Good-Bye, Chunky Rice

Hello everyone! 💜

As some of you already know, I’ve just started working full time and oh my goodness, there’s barely any time for me to reach more than four pages a day 😱😱😱 This is the slowest continuous (as in I’m not taking a break from a book because I want to) reading pace I’ve been on ever and it’s killing me inside because all I want to do is just read, read, and read (It’s true, you really don’t know what you have until it’s gone OTL).

So yeah, the only books I’ve been able to read for these past few days are two graphic novels and even those were tough for me to complete 😭😭😭 Consequently, I’m unable to write proper reviews for them as well because I’ve no time to note down all my thoughts and rewrite them as full reviews too…I definitely can’t wait for my first day off just so I can have a proper sit-down just so I can read and review properly!


22092273Bee and Puppycat by William Faulkner
Series: Bee and Puppycat, Vol 1
Published: 2015 by KaBOOM! 
Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Comedy
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781608864874
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2.5 stars

When I picked this up, I’d thought we’d be getting a coherent (enough) and fleshed out story line for Bee and Puppycat but unfortunately, this series (judging from the first volume) appears to be more of a collection of strips by various artists featuring the two aforementioned characters. The continuous cliffhangers and the general disjointedness of the stories here caused by those cliffhangers and varying story lines were irritating. It’s like starting a diet but letting yourself cheat with a tiny teaspoon of whatever’s banned and really not having the choice to eat just a little more of said banned foodstuff-kind of irritating. With that said, I’d probably read the next volume some time in the future, but my priority would be watching the cartoon series instead since it’s better suited for my preferences.


847562Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson
Published: 2005 by Top Shelf Productions
Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Fiction
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781891830099
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5 stars


When my friend lent this to me, I thought I’d be reading something cute but holy crap, don’t let the title, art style and cute typography fool you. Good-bye, Chunky Rice is a story of love and loss of various forms, of relationships of various degrees, and of the living’s longing to be reunited with the lost. It shows both the ugly and the beautiful sides of humanity, and goodness, you won’t believe just how much I cried over this. It’s such an emotional read, full of it’s own charms.


Do you have a favorite graphic novel or a graphic novel series? Has any of them hit you hard in the feels? Do let me know in the comments section down below (I’m forever looking for good graphic novels to read)!

As always, thank you so much for reading! ❤

Until next time everyone~

aria-ding

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