Review: Soppy A Love Story by Philippa Rice

SoppyTitle: Soppy A Love Story

Author: Philippa Rice

Pages: 108 Pages

The Blurb

“The next hot ticket could be British artist Philippa Rice, whose marvellously inventive blogs My Cardboard Life and Soppy have won her fans across the world.”
–Anna Baddeley, The Observer

The wildly popular web comic SOPPY–with more than half a million notes on Tumblr–is the illustrated love story of author Philippa Rice and her real-life boyfriend. True love isn’t always about the big romantic gestures. Sometimes it’s about sympathizing with someone whose tea has gone cold or reading together and sharing a quilt. When two people move in together, it soon becomes apparent that the little things mean an awful lot. The throwaway moments in life become meaningful when you spend them in the company of someone you love.

SOPPY is Philippa Rice’s collection of comics and illustrations based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, SOPPY captures the universal experience of sharing a life together, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.

The Review

I love a good love story and Soppy by Philippa Rice is a damn good love story. Rice has managed to capture in cartoon format the magic that is the banality of love. Stuff like washing the dishes, going to bed, reading books, watching TV, shopping etc, all of those things that we take for granted when we are in a relationship. The things that for those of us that are lonely would kill to have.

This book, short though it was, made my heart zing. It was simple and delicate and just plain lovely. I felt warm and fuzzy after reading it and I firmly believe that Soppy is going to become my “go-to” book for when I am feeling blue.

Thank you, Philippa Rice.

Soppy A Love Story by Philippa Rice is available now.

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