A beautiful end to a beautiful series,
This review is from: It's A Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection (Paperback)I waited 10 long years before i bought this collection. And although i dreaded what the end might bring for my two favourite cartoon characters I was not disapppointed. Bill brought the end on in good light. Calvin has been both inspiration and wisdom of how the 6 year old mind worked, and helped me through my own kids childhoods, understanding why they were staring out of windows and the toilet rolls were disappearing at rate of knots.
It's a Magical World leaves the reader knowing that Calvin will be ok as he grows up, he might be viewed as a bit weird, but Hobbes shall always remain his life long companion.
It would be a delight if we could perhaps have seen and insight into Calvin as a grwon up, but it makes me wonder if that would only spoil this past. Like so many franchised series now (ahem Star Wars), stringing the characters along only weakens the beauty that lies within..and this series has been beautiful.
Calvin. Only now I do i feel closure on the series. Buy the whole series if you haven't already and read them endlessly, they are non offense and a work of genius.
If you have kids, buy it for them and get them away from the tv and computer...and let them see what 6 year olds should be like, venturing into the unknown, scared of the monsters under the bed and playing merry hell with their parents.