Cruddy: an illustrated novel

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Simon & Schuster, 1997 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 305 pages
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A psycho-killer's daughter narrates her gory youth. Disguised as a boy she accompanies her father on his murderous jobs, during which she pretends to be a mute so as not to give away her voice. One of the more memorable tasks is disposing of dead mobsters in a slaughterhouse.

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... the plot defies synopsis. - Goodreads
I love how different and blunt her writing is! - Goodreads
Barry's writing is intense. - Goodreads
there are pictures in this book! - Goodreads
The ending does not really fit for me. - Goodreads
Expect more dark illustrations throughout the book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

You have to love Roberta! She is a survivor and a wonderful narrator. It is sad that some children really have shitty parents like Roberta. Her non-caring self-centered mother makes me sick. Her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

wish i had read this when i was preteen! blows judy blume out of the water. notes upon rereading July 2014: loved this even more the second time around. am disgusted/impressed by the level of ... Read full review

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Lynda Barry is the creator of the nationally syndicated Ernie Pook's Comeek comic strip and the author of the novel and play The Good Times Are Killing Me, and was a commentator for National Public Radio. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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