Warna Air 2


Warna Air is the sequel of the Color Trilogy written and drawn by Korean artist, Kim Dong Hwa. Still as enchanted as the first book, Warna Tanah.

Again, it tells about mother and daughter relationship in rural Korea. The beautiful girl, Ehwa and her mom. This time Ehwa is getting more mature. She learns how to fall in love, how to miss someone, and also how to experience broken hearted. Her mom also has her own love story with the picture man. They share their stories, although now, along with her grown up, Ehwa keeps some stories as secrets from her mom, but still their conversation about women, romance and sexuality are delivered in a beautiful way. Hwa describes Ehwa and her mom relationship just like a flower grows, from its seeds until it blooms. Very engaging.

The artwork is once again masterful, the writing is poetic and the detail is breathtaking. The detail of the flowers, houses, skies and everything are simply incredible. I am amazed with the faces of the characters, with just a few lines, we see the beauty of Ehwa and her mom.

The book is also completed with reading-group discussion guide. Perhaps since the book contains important elements about human relationship, the culture, the gender issues, and many more, it is very interesting to discuss it and listen to other people thoughts.

Translated into bahasa and published by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama on August 2010 and I was lucky to be one of the early readers of this book since I received it for free, thank you Gramedia.

A must have trilogy. Very recommended. Now, I need to wait (impatiently) for the last book The Color of Heaven.

4 comments:

Perez September 24, 2010 at 6:26 AM  

aku barusan kelar baca tadi malem mbak! masih tetep suka sama buku ini! aku suka prosa dan kata-kata puitisnya, kultur korea yg ditampilkan, dan pastinya ilustrasi-ilustrasi yg ada :)

riana September 24, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

@Perez: Aku bukan penggemar graphic novel, tapi buku yg satu ini benar2 luarbiasa, bikin jatuh cinta....:)

lia October 1, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

Tjut...
Gw baru aja liat2 blog lo.. Keren..
Gara2 elo nih jadi ikutan baca nih buku.. Ternyata bagus juga...

riana October 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

@Lia: Thx ya sudah mampir di blog ini, gw seneng bgt kalo bisa bikin org baca buku setelah baca review 'sederhana' gw...:)