Taproot

Taproot

A Story About A Gardener and A Ghost

Downloadable Graphic Novel - 2017
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Blue is having a hard time moving on. He's in love with his best friend. He's also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart's content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal's strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means . . . leaving him.
Publisher: [United States] : Lion Forge Comics, 2017
ISBN: 9781549301957
1549301950
Branch Call Number: ECOMIC HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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deborahbates
Aug 29, 2019

The art and story are super cute! The novel was about two thirds world set up then somehow managed to shove like three plots in the final third. It's a short read and very enjoyable.

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pmcnames
Aug 16, 2019

Very short, adorable. Like the art style. It feels like a book within a series?

JessicaGma Aug 07, 2019

It's a quick read but a lovely tale of a gardener who can see ghosts, and what needs to be done so their world doesn't end. Yes, that sounds quite dramatic, but it ends well for everyone. Great art and good LGBTQ content

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VeronciaFalls
Mar 10, 2019

Story is original and execution is pretty standard. Art is good with minor issues. Nice quick read.

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The_Zookeeper
Mar 07, 2019

Such a sweet, beautiful story. I love the care behind this book and look forward to more by this author and artist.

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This_Charming_Them
Feb 10, 2019

"Bury your gays"? Uh-uh, nope. Resurrect your gays, tell them you love them, and be in a wholesome, gorgeous short story with them!
Cute without being cloying, I can't recommend this one enough.

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violet_fox_835
Nov 23, 2018

This story is very cute. It's fast-paced, sweet, and a little bit creepy. The plot is simple and it doesn't have much to it but, as I said for a previous book, that simplicity leaves a lot of breathing room for the characters' romance. It's not to heavy and not too light, just "in-between" and a nice evening delight. Highly recommend it for those looking for a story to warm their hearts, rather than to get sucked into an in-depth, crazy and full ride :D.

KateHillier Sep 20, 2018

That was really cute. Blue is a ghost who is in love with Hamal, a gardener who can see ghosts. Blue keeps disappearing to a weird forest and that turns out to be not a good thing. While there ate high stakes here the story never loses its feeling of whimsy and cute. Seriously this is just adorable and you need to read it.

KHCPL_Doug Feb 26, 2018

Taproot is a simple but sweet story. The author in her notes said she wanted "brightness, a little creepiness, and a lot of heart." This she does well. The illustrations are wonderful and clear, yet still dense. The characters are all sweet, even the "reaper." It has a little bit of creepy, but it's definitely not spooky or scary. Lots of bugs. And the relationship of Hamal and Blue is easy. Almost too easy. There's no real angst, and my one complaint is that the story could have moved a little slower. We need time to really get to know Hamal and Blue and the other characters. Know their fears, hopes, suffering and triumphs. But this all felt a little easy. Hamal sees ghosts, must help ghost, and is now a ghost hunter. With no real suspense or tension. I get that she wanted a lighthearted and fun story, and it is that. But I want a little more characterization.

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

Perfect with a cup of tea! Beautiful colors! Also ghosts.

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