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5.0 étoiles sur 5Exceptional -- A true gem that stands out an the Asian import wasteland1 avril 2009
Par S. Bunche - Publié sur Amazon.com
I've been a lifelong fan of comics from around the world and I have to say that this Korean effort is outstanding in all aspects. The first in a trilogy, this tender look a a rural girl's growing to maturity in direct parallel to the lonely existence of her mother who was widowed early unfolds at a leisurely pace, evoking the important time in a person's youth that all too soon gives way to the concerns of adulthood. The young protagonist, Ehwa, experiences the confusion of first love and the maturation of her body from child to young woman, and every page is sweetly compelling. Author Kim is to be commended for this work, which features gorgeous and lyrical illustrations and the most "human" of scripts to tell its story, and it's the script's characterization of its female characters that truly amazed me because I can't remember the last time I read female characters written by a man that seemed totally believable and identifiably realistic.
Simply put, THE COLOR OF EARTH can be heartily enjoyed by both female and male readers and it's one hell of a lot better than the vast majority of what's to be had from the glutted manga/manhwa market. This is the first in a trilogy and I can't wait for the next segment. Believe me, I've read a lot of crap, and this in no way qualifies as such. A 10 out of 10.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club.com13 août 2009
Par Cynthia Hudson - Publié sur Amazon.com
The Color of Earth is the first in a trilogy of graphic novels about a young girl named Ehwa and her widowed mother who owns a tavern in a small Korean village. The story takes place in a time before that country was geographically split by war.
Author Kim Dong Hwa creates beautiful images that work with the narrative to tell this story of two generations of women. While the story may seem simple as it follows Ehwa from young girl to young adult, it is filled with rich symbolism that you will want to savor as you read. Flowers symbolize many things in the story, and the characters are often associating flowers with someone they love. Also, you get the sense that young Ehwa is beginning to bloom just as the flowers do.
As Ehwa grows, she is confused by the changes in her body, and the information she gets from friends about those changes only confuses her more. Mother and daughter don't talk about the changes before they occur, but Ehwa does turn to her mother to answer the questions she has. The narrative provides an interesting way to bring up topics like boys having wet dreams and girls starting their periods. The words are simple, but combined with the images they are powerful. While this book is targeted to a young adult audience and these concepts won't be new to most readers, it can be a jumping off point for further discussion.
I recommend The Color of Earth for mother-daughter book clubs with girls who are 13 or older. In addition to talking about maturing bodies, other points to discuss include first love, Buddhist monks, and life in a small village.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Beautiful, Emotional, Lovely21 février 2011
Par Paige Turner - Publié sur Amazon.com
This wonderful book captivated me from the very first page. How lovingly drawn it was- with the young female protagonist Ehwa sitting among butterflies, gazing at the young monk. The detail in the butterflies and the trees is mesmerizing. The first page alone is a microcosm of the great work that "The Color of Earth" is. The entire work is deceptively simple, wonderfully drawn and full of emotion. The story is about young Ehwa's sexual awakening; like all great works of art, there are other layers of meaning as well. The writer explores the roles of men and women in traditional Korean (broader Asian, even global) cultures. He deals with the idea of loss, and the strong feelings of first love. At it's emotional apex he deals with unrequited love.
"The Color of Earth" soars because it accomplishes what so few works can - it appeals equally to adults and children alike. Seeing how Ehwa's mother deals with her questions and awakening in such a tender way, I can't help but admire her and wonder how she has her strength and wisdom. I look forward to the day when my own daughter is old enough to enjoy this work- most parents may want to wait until their child is in their early teens due to the content.