Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes

Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes Review

A fascinating investigation of a beloved comic strip

The internet is home to impassioned debates on just about everything, but there’s one thing that’s universally beloved: Bill Watterson’s comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Until its retirement in 1995 after a ten-year run, the strip won numerous awards and drew tens of millions of readers from all around the world. The story of a boy and his best friend — a stuffed tiger — was a pitch-perfect distillation of the joys and horrors of childhood, and a celebration of imagination in its purest form. In Let’s Go Exploring, Michael Hingston mines the strip and traces the story of Calvin’s reclusive creator to demonstrate how imagination — its possibilities, its opportunities, and ultimately its limitations — helped make Calvin and Hobbes North America’s last great comic strip.

Title:Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes
Edition Language:English

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  • Dave

    At one time, before the advent of that internet thing, we all read newspapers, pretty much everyday. And, on Sundays, we devoted hours to going through all the Sunday sections, most particularly, ever...

  • Laura (Book Scrounger)

    Let's Go Exploring: Calvin and Hobbes was an entertaining and informative book for me since, although I very much enjoy Calvin and Hobbes, I didn't discover it until well after its newspaper run had e...

  • Dessa

    The trouble with this book is that it instilled an instant, insistent urge in me to run out and buy the definitive box set special edition of Calvin and Hobbes and read nothing else for the next week....

  • Alexis

    A detailled look at the history of Calvin and Hobbes. This was a fun pop culture read. ...

  • Nathan

    A great, short read about the advent of Calvin & Hobbes, stories of its creator, brief tellings of its impact on our culture, and our fasciation with both the author and his creation. I don't really k...

  • Ben

    I received a digital copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I've read previous entries in the Pop Classics series and really enjoyed them - it gives you a slim, in-depth look at ...

  • Janice

    My family and I were/are huge C/H fans. We bought our sons every book published and bought replacements when they wore out. So I am very enthusiastic about this book. The author has done his research ...

  • Ameema Saeed

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book, from the publisher (ECW Press), in exchange for my honest feedback. An entertaining and informative read about the creation of everyone’s favourite ...

  • Janki

    I received this novel from a Goodreads giveaway and as a fan of Calvin and Hobbes, it was nice to read about the history of the comics....

  • Janet

    Calvin and Hobbes was my generations' reason to read the newspaper, and Michael Hingston examines why. This book kept me reading way past bedtime. It made me happy/sad. Let's Go Exploring is written c...