The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 8: 1965-1966 by Charles M. Schulz
GENRE: Graphic Novel / Comic, Humour | PAGES: 323
My rating: ★★★★★
Peanuts, in a word, is CLASSIC. It really is.
I never tire of it. This is the first full volume I’ve read all the way through, and yet I would happily build my collection of Charles M. Schulz’s work in its entirety.
Snoopy is my personal favourite; loud, obnoxious Lucy a very close second. Honestly though, it’s impossible not to love the whole damn bunch of ’em.
Wit, irony, and Peanuts’ shining glory of presenting – amidst the comedy – real-life issues, all combine to make a world you want to visit again, and again. The stories are clever, cute, rolling-on-floor-laughing, but mostly I find them touching.
Schulz takes all of life’s little lemons, and through the miniature ‘old souls’ that form the Peanut gang, gets us chuckling-drunk on the lemonade.