I Wanna Be Literated! 106

I Wanna Be Literated! 106

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A critical evaluation of Tim Ginger by Julian Hanshaw.
Do you know why it’s probably a good idea for anyone interested in comics to stay away from the mainstream DC/Marvel stuff? Because not in a million years would you read a book like Tim Ginger if you did.

The concept of Tim Ginger is both unique, extravagant and also very simple at the same time. It deals with a topic that most of us don’t think about which is parenthood, and what it’s like for people who don’t want to be parents and the irritating justification it requires to friends and family. Protagonist Tim Ginger is most definitely a well-adjusted average man (except for the fact that he loves cricket) that has unfortunately been caught in a series of extraordinary events because of his past as a test pilot. He wrote a book about the experience which has taken a life of its own and gotten him the wrong kind of attention. Helped by the “fame” of his book, this recluse is forced out of his comfort zone in order to get some closure on certain loose ends of his life.

Cool, yes, but what grabs me most about Tim Ginger is how it deals with the question of life and loneliness. If a couple can find all the happiness they need in each other, why have children? But when one of them dies, where does that leave the remaining partner? Where is their source of happiness going to come from? It’s a complicated question involving lots of soul searching. And it’s definitely something this book has: soul and lots of heart.



Tim Ginger is out now. Buy it Here on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Tim-Ginger-Julian-Hanshaw/dp/1603093508/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461171911&sr=8-1&keywords=Tim+Ginger

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