There’s a wonderful article over at New York Press on Sparky:
“…Charlie Brown was not serious. He was earnest. He believed in thingsâ€”such as that Lucy would someday hold the football still so he could kick it. When I read “Peanuts” at length, something inside me says, “Yes, this is us!” only to raise my eyes, find it is no longer us and grieve. It’s a jolt to see the suburban vision as nostalgic. When the detritus of the 20th century is collected, sifted and pondered, suburban American childhood will emerge as the utopia we didn’t love until it left. And Charlie Brown will remind us.”
It’s a great read! Check it out!