Ghost World by Daniel Clowes is a graphic novel about two teenage women facing an uncertain, and unwelcome, future. Mr. Clowes has been nominated to an Academy award writer and artist.
- 80 pages
- Publisher : Fantagraphics
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1560974273
I don’t remember how this comic book appeared in our house. We might have bought it for my daughter’s use in her high-school extended essay, but never was. Regardless, it ended up on a pile to be put in our Little Free Library, but I figured might as we read it before it put it out there.
This book didn’t speak to me, there’s no real story and no clear point or intention. The two young ladies meet new and old acquaintances, always with something negative to say.
I feel that Ghost World by Daniel Clowes has a lot of lost potential, but never builds on it. Some of the panels, however, are very well done but that doesn’t help the rest of the graphic novel to come together.
I get that the world after high school could be a brutal awaking. Whether one is entering the workforce, military, or university, but especially brutal if one has no aim or future plans. The two young ladies, however, just seat around judging people, talking about them behind their backs, and complaining incessantly.
And I hate when people complain for no reason!
The graphic novel became less annoying in the last 30 pages or so, but the attempt for sharp humor failed in favor of cruel grumblings about society. Too bad, I heard good things about this graphic novel, so I must be missing something but I’m glad others like it.
Enid Coleslaw and Rebecca Doppelmeyer, are best friends, smart women who recently graduated from high school. They spend their days wandering around suburbia criticizing whoever they meet, wondering what their future will bring.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I bought this book
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