One Hundred Demons
Buddhism teaches that each person must overcome 100 demons in a lifetime. In One Hundred Demons, a collection of 20 autobiographical comic strip stories from Salon’s popular “Mothers Who Think” section, Lynda Barry wrestles with some of hers in her signature quirky, irrepressible voice. From “Dancing” and “Hate” to “Dogs” and “Magic,” the tales included here are at once hilarious and heartbreaking. As she delves into the delights and sorrows of adolescence, family, identity, and love, Barry’s ear for dialogue, dead-on delivery, and painterly style showcase her considerable genius.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bderby - LibraryThing
Barry uses both real-life events and fictional embellishments (without telling you which is which) to touch on a wide variety of issues. Some of the topics discussed are change, abuse, suicide ... Read full review
Review: One Hundred DemonsUser Review - Adam Carter - Goodreads
I love Lynda Barry. She makes me feel like my life is something worthy of my own interest. The two blocks walk home from the bookstore where I read this book was charged with vivid sights, smells and associations. Read full review