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Ely spoke he vividly remembered her gracefulness and abandon They meet again years later and this time their connection is instantaneous But when things become serious a nervous Cati tells him that she and her three year old son ar Frederik Peeters tells the story of his relationship with his wife Cati and her 3 year old son both of whom are HIV positive He meets Cati years after meeting her for the first time to find that since their last meeting she has had a child been divorced and contracted AIDS This doesn t stop him from being with her but we learn of the obstacles that come with it The cautious beginnings of their physical love the vigilance of maintaining a normal life for the child despite a regime of pills and syrups and a scare when a condom breaks and Peeters thinks he s contracted the virus he hasn t The book shows a deep and fulfilling love between Peeters and Cati one that has the spectre of AIDS in the background but never dominating their life to the point where they can t live They live their life as normal couples do and their relationship is both moving and sweet The relationship between Peeters and his stepson is also very well told here The scene when during a house party the 3 year old moves through the guests to where Peeters is sitting on the balcony and then sitting between his legs to play with his toy dinosaurs is very touching and not at all sentimental The stark realism of the story is belayed in the final part of the book where the author works out his frustrations and anger with a wise mammoth as they roam the prehistoric plains the mammoth uoting everyone from Oscar Wilde to Burt Reynolds The magical realism works and the author comes to realise how he cherishes his wife and son because of the illness and how through the challenges they have developed a stronger love for each other Peeters draws as beautifully as he tells his story the illustrations being somewhere between Craig Thompson and Jeff Lemire both masters The book is a beautiful and moving evocation of love in the face of adversity Very easy to read a fascinating story told expertly and lovingly I recommend it to any and all

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Pilules bleues

From one of Europe’s most celebrated young comics artists a deeply personal story that will resonate with all who have chosen to love in the face of great challenges One summer night at a house party Fred met Cati Though they bar An autobiographical comic about a young man who learns his girlfriend and her young son are HIV The relationships between Fred and his gf his friends and especially the little boy are sweet and feel true and the art is really good His ink is fluid but nevertheless conveys a great deal of information That said the language often feels clunky and overwrought The artist has a long conversation with a mastadon about his confused feelings about science He overuses ellipses There s a lot of talk about the brambles of darkness and such The sort of thing that s a bit pretentious and interesting to the artist himself than to strangers like me Also there s this weird conversation wherein a friend is like seriously You ll never have condom less sex EVER How could you stay in such a relationship and the artist goeswell yeah it s very difficult Wait what Even if she wasn t HIV there should ve been condoms Aren t condoms used in most adult sex regardless of sereostatus

Frederik Peeters Î 3 read

E both HIV positive With great beauty and economy Peeters traces the development of their intimacy and their revelatory relationship with a doctor whose affection and frankness allow them to fully realize their passionate connectio An interesting graphic novel Something different than what I usually pick up and I enjoyed it Based on the authors relationship with his HIV positive girlfriend and son Beautiful love story and how nothing can stand in the way of true love


10 thoughts on “Pilules bleues

  1. says:

    I have pretty mixed feelings about this book I know that some of it stems from having higher expectations than what I actually got It wasn't strictly bad but I don't know that I enjoyed it that muchFirst off I didn't like the art and found it very off putting from page one It really just didn't do a lot for me

  2. says:

    His eyes are huge Tremendous balls of a beautiful fury of life Vibrant with hope and wonder completely without gui

  3. says:

    An autobiographical comic about a young man who learns his girlfriend and her young son are HIV The relationships between Fred and his gf his friends and especially the little boy are sweet and feel true and the a

  4. says:

    Frederik Peeters tells the story of his relationship with his wife Cati and her 3 year old son both of whom are H

  5. says:

    Fantastic autobiographical comic about author Frederik Peeters and his relationship with his HIV positive girlfriend and her son Very moving

  6. says:

    If I could give this 35 stars I would I thought the romance between the main characters was sweet and kind and I loved the Swedish

  7. says:

    An interesting graphic novel Something different than what I usually pick up and I enjoyed it Based on the authors relationship with his HIV positive girlfriend and son Beautiful love story and how nothing can stand in the way of true love

  8. says:

    Blue Pills was an escape from my busy life to a life where someone is suffering from HIV The story was about a man and his girlfriend who live together but the woman has HIV She takes pills that are blue to help her disease They have a child together and the child is HIV positive Throughout the novel the man explains the everyday

  9. says:

    This graphic memoir tells the story of how the author Fred met Cati at a party Time passes They meet again and this time connect As their relationship deepens Cati tells Fred that she and her three year old son are HIV positive Relationships between people are ever so personal and yet there are universal themes we can all relate to I really liked the honesty in the telling and while the black and white brushwork evokes the right mood I did

  10. says:

    Frederik Peeters artistA semi autobiographical tale about the relationship between a comic artist and a woman with a young son both of whom are HIV positive A simple human tale told with a deft touch45

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