53. The Big Empty Life of Alphonse Tabouret by Sibylline Desmazières
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a wonderful little story which tackles the tremendous task of finding the meaning of life. It explores happiness and contentment and how people try to fill the holes in their life with meaningless or selfish things. All sorts of ideas are explored in a simple format. On the surface, it's a cute little story which could be read to/by a child but it takes a mind that has experienced the feeling of a hole in the middle of themselves to understand the complicated nuances that the story explores. The presentation looks more like a picture book than what one expects from a graphic novel. However, it is the mixture of text and pictures which tell the story. A wonderful book which is cute and simple on one hand while deep and ponderous on the other.