17th, 2004 - tuesday
finally had a chance to sit down and finish reading the Bone saga.
I loved it all, but what I loved most about the end of the story
was the emphasis on the characters. Of course, there is plenty
of amazing action and exciting sequences that will make you forget
you're turning the pages at a rapid rate, but it is the last stretch,
where you spend your final moments with the characters, that struck
me the hardest. The last bits reminded me of what I loved most
about Bone - the quieter moments where the characters dealt with
regular daily events. This is where the story always shined, and
I felt incredibly sad, nearly on the verge of tears, that I wouldn't
be seeing them all walking around, bickering at each other, getting
in and out of trouble, like I have grown used to them doing over
the years. There is, of course, some comfort knowing that they're
out there somewhere, still doing the same thing.
Smith has completed the greatest fantasy graphic novel of all
time, and I think all of us kids sitting around the campfire should
cheer. Go pick up all the Bone books, kids. This is a story to
treasure for many, many years.