Roots

Roots On a journey to the old world she discovered a whole new world After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family s ancestry but what she found w

  • Title: Roots
  • Author: Tara O'Connor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • On a journey to the old world she discovered a whole new world After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family s ancestry, but what she found wasn t at all what she expected Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter An original graphOn a journey to the old world she discovered a whole new world After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family s ancestry, but what she found wasn t at all what she expected Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter An original graphic novel wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic comedy adventure and a page turning account of a young woman finding herself.

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    1. "'Roots.' The word seems to have taken on a new meaning. It's become less and less about my family roots, and more about where I'll lay down my own."Roots is Tara O'Connor's first long form graphic project, a memoir. It's kind of a book within a book, focused as it is in part on a kickstarter project that was successful, yay, preceding this book, a project about O'Connor's "finding her roots," in Ireland. Which wasn't as successful as she had hoped in making dramatic discoveries about her family [...]

    2. "Roots." The word seems to have taken on a new meaning. It's become less and less about my family roots, and more about where I'll lay down my own.I think this is exactly what I liked the most about this book. It wasn't the fact that it was really cute and relatable but how Tara's 'roots' were sprouting as her story unfolded, instead of being already deep underneath the ground. It was how her future ended up mattering more than her past because that's exactly how life works. Because it is a true [...]

    3. Mmm I wanted to like this graphic novel, I really did. I went into it expecting a travelogue of Ireland, but it quickly morphed away from that. I'm guessing the author is not comfortable with landscapes, because those were mostly avoided (which is half the point of Ireland). And despite having a data dump of the author's family background, I felt like she didn't do enough research before going to Ireland and therefore sort of fumbled around out there.The book quickly morphs into a love story whe [...]

    4. 3.5 stars. I liked this book, but found it somewhat slow, it did get better as it went along. The graphics are excellent, and children could also use it as a coloring book. It is basically an authors story of her own journey, and her visit to Ireland, which leads to romance. It was ok as I said just too slow paced for my taste.

    5. ROOTS is a very personal memoir that is more about personal growth than the life story of a young artist. The book began as a journal of O'Connor's trip to her family's homeland, Irealand, after her life took a stark turn. However, it became a chronicle of change, as she struggled to find answers and purpose in a life she thought she knew. Comics became more than just a passion, but an outlet. The weeks that followed were something of a whirlwind, and O'Connor found herself exploring her family [...]

    6. As someone who fell in love with Ireland, I fucking loved this book. It reminded me of a mix of Lucy Knisley's work and Craig Thompson's Blankets. I just wish it was longer. It's a self-publish book, so you can get it on the author's website!

    7. Roots reads like Tara O'Connor wrote a book because she started a Kickstarter saying she'd write a book. She flies to Ireland, ostensibly to uncover her family tree after a painful divorce, but instead ends up in the welcoming arms of a local fellow. They fall in love and stuff and long distance relationships suck andwait, wasn't this book about Tara's family tree? Every 50 pages, there's a little blip about her ancestors, but most of those sentences end with question marks. Sure, I understand t [...]

    8. A quick read travelogue/memoir of Tara's divorce and subsequent travels to find her family's roots in Ireland. Her travelogue quickly morphs into a memoir of her new relationship and the process of healing from a bad past relationship; the details about her family's past are pretty thin and info about Ireland is also spare. Roots isn't exactly what it sets out to be, but her look into healing is relatable and her new love is cute and sweet. O'Connor's black and white art is also really sweet and [...]

    9. Thank you to , IDW Publishing & to the author Tara O'Connor for this wonderful giveaway! What a beautiful book. I enjoyed every page! Heartbreaking & heartwarming with great art, also done by O'Connor. Tara confirms my need to visit Ireland one day!

    10. This was amazing. It was a really great story with beautiful illustrations. The author captures the thrill of travel and the depths of heartache with a deft hand.

    11. I thought this was interesting and moving, albeit a little light. I was definitely rooting for the author and I admire her honesty in what she shared. Definitely a worthy quick read!

    12. A lovely and refreshing memoir of a personal and relatable story. The more emotional bits are by far the best written parts, but still a touching story with some great art to go with it.

    13. While Roots was cute in the end, it wasn’t exactly what I expected. With a scant 150 pages, coupled with large art panels, it doesn’t feel like there’s very much there. I wanted more depth, more history, more emphasis on the rich beauty and history of Ireland. The fact that the setting was Ireland didn't even make a huge impact - so little time was spent on the countryside and family research that it felt like it could’ve been set anywhere. That aspect, especially with how it’s kind of [...]

    14. I enjoyed this gentle story about a woman finding happiness and fulfillment after the end of a frigid relationship. Loved the travelogue of Ireland which served as the setting.

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