Normandy is one of our planned stops, and I have mixed feelings about it. I feel like I'm going out of patriotic obligation rather than anything else. But I've never been a war buff and feel slightly disrespectful every time I say that. Is it wrong that I usually find war books and movies boring?
Two Generals isn't boring, but it's nothing new either. Seeing a drawing of a dismembered arm or a body lying dead on a beach isn't shocking. It's not that I'm desensitized by images of war, but it's just what I'd expect to see in a war. Only in real life it would affect me. I've yet to read the book or comic, or watch the movie, that doesn't pale in comparison to what I
There are some touching moments in Two Generals. Through Scott Chantler's grandfather, Law Chantler, we are given a rich portrait of a Canadian soldier-- his friendships, his worries, his heartbreaks, and so on. The artwork is quite well done, as I expected (I was a fan of his Northwest Passage earlier). The book is even put together well, with an elastic strap attached to use as bookmark. I just wanted to feel something more.
If I'm being completely honest, I worry about that in Normandy. What if I don't feel a connection? How horrible would that be? Perhaps I lack the ability to really grasp the reality of it all. Or am I over thinking this? Counselors?