Thursday, June 11, 2009

Color of Water

This week The Color of Water arrived and it is a great follow up to The Color of Earth. The Color of Water is the second volume in this trilogy, with the third, The Color of Heaven, to follow in a couple of months (I've got a blog entry on the first book, The Color of Earth, posted on Wednesday, April 8th).
>The Color of Water is written and drawn by Korean manhwa artist, Kim Dong Hwa, and continues the themes from The Color of Earth, coming of age, love, and a mother and daughter's relationship. Ehwa, the daughter, in this second volume, is now entering her early teenage years and her appreciation and understanding of what love and longing will do to a person intensifies. Ehwa's mother is in love with a traveling salesman and in The Color of Water, there's a progression on that front as well. Hwa writes and draws The Color of Water so beautifully that the subject matter doesn't succumb to the sappiness or cliches that often plagues the romance genre, making this trilogy a true ode to love.

1 comment:

Rick said...

Woo-Hoo!
It's Nicole, not Rick, and I'm so happy to know this came out! Zena just finished it, too, and she loved it. Guess I'll be buying this soon!

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