10 comments on “Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh | Book Review

    • I haven’t seen the film, but I have heard it’s a lot more divisive than the graphic novel. I believe the author hated it, which is never a great sign 😕 I’d be intrigued to give it a go at some point though!

      • Interesting – the film suffers from some of the same problems you describe here (cliched coming out narrative) but I like the fact that one of the main characters doesn’t die (so it avoids playing into this harmful trope) and it seemed to me to realistically depict the two characters’ relationship falling apart in a more nuanced way than much romance-focused fiction.

    • The author definitely hated it, as did the lesbian community, which felt that the director perverted the
      relationship developed in the book by making the sex scenes pornographic, unrealistic, and cater to the male gaze.

      I’ve also never seen anyone eat spaghetti in quite a hog-like fashion as Adele did. I get that it’s to show viewers how immature she is, but she’s a teen, not three.

  1. Nice review! It can be so rewarding to revisit a book you’ve enjoyed in the past, and this sounds like a good one. 🙂

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