Friday, July 15, 2016

Booknote: Scenes from an Impending Marriage

Adrian Tomine, Scenes from an Impending Marriage: a Prenuptial Memoir. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2011.  ISBN: 978-1-770460-34-8.

Genre: nonfiction
Subgenre: humor, memoir, weddings
Format: small hardback
Source: Berea branch of the Madison County (KY) Public Library

The author turns the days before his wedding to Sarah into a cute and amusing memoir in graphic novel form. If you are about to get married, and you are in the planning stages, you will likely relate to this. This is a book for you. If you are already married, you will thank your deity of choice you are not doing this again nor hopefully ever again. The author manages to bring forth how ridiculous and pretentious at times wedding planning can be. Honestly, why so many couples do not simply elope instead is beyond me. The author's story is cute, amusing, and warm. This book is one that can make a good gift for any couple who just got engaged to be married or for a recently married couple. It is one I really liked.

4 out of 5 stars.

This book qualifies for the following 2016 Reading Challenges:

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