Rules for dating my daugher
It's my review based on how I interpreted Mike Dawson's graphic novel "Rules For Dating My Daughter." Additionally, I do not have any animosity or any ill wishes against the author.
The first quarter of the graphic novel is about how the author didn’t have the time or energy to write or draw.I knew I would have a difficult time reading the graphic novel after reading just the first few pages.Dawson seems to pronounce his opinions and beliefs quite emphatically from the beginning.I am not a "devoted" Christian (as in go to church every Sunday), but my beliefs, values, and morals stem from the foundation of the Catholic religion.I do believe in God, I do pray, and I do ask for His help from time to time.I find this a bit ironic and kind of a sell-out, using the one thing he fiercely opposes to sell his graphic novel.
Furthermore, I wonder why Dawson segregates people into “The wrong side of history” or “The right side of history”? With that logic, there is always going to be a dichotomy of thoughts, ideas, progression, or identity.
But something (possibly either Mari Naomi's review, or the fact that I'm a recent stepparent to a five-year-old) inspired me to put this on my hold list at the library. I try to filter my reading list by limiting how many books I read by each author (unless I'm a srs fangirl), and I already read Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody AND Troop 142 by this guy, too. This is a collection of short pieces (something I didn't realize before cracking it), and not all of them are specifically about parenting. Many of them were originally published on his blog.
But something (possibly either Mari Naomi's review, or the fact that I'm a recent stepparent to a five-year-old) inspired me to put this on my hold list at the library. The title is the name of the second piece in, a reflection which lasts less than 10 pages. He includes what I infer to be drawings by his daughter in between pieces.
I would just like to provide my own opinions about some of the issues he adverts in the graphic novel.
Therefore, this review comes from respect and good intentions. I am 100% responsible for not thorou I need to disclose first and foremost that this review is just what it is.
I mean, he basically made a graphic novel about not being able to make a graphic novel.