Friday Reads: CALVIN by Martine Leavitt

From the writer of one of my all-time-favorite books, KETURAH AND LORD DEATH, is this 2015 release.

I’m two chapters in a really intrigued with 17-year-old Calvin and his need to meet Bill Waterson and have him write one last comic strip to heal Calvin’s schizophrenia. I also like how dialogue is written.

Hobbes: I think she likes you. I can teach you how to smooch. I’ve had lots of practice.

Me: Move over.

Hobbes: Smooching is a way of tasting people without actually eating them up.

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From Goodreads:

As a child, Calvin felt an affinity with the comic book character from Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes.

He was born on the day the last strip was published; his grandpa left a stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib; and he even had a best friend named Susie. Then Calvin’s mom washed Hobbes to death, Susie grew up beautiful and stopped talking to him, and Calvin pretty much forgot about the strip—until now. Now he is seventeen years old and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Hobbes is back, as a delusion, and Calvin can’t control him. Calvin decides that Watterson is the key to everything—if he would just make one more comic strip, but without Hobbes, Calvin would be cured. Calvin and Susie (is she real?) and Hobbes (he can’t be real, can he?) set out on a dangerous trek across frozen Lake Erie to track down Watterson.

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