The Road to Depravity

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Jonathan Cape, 2002 - Comic books, strips, etc - 116 pages
Terry Zwigoff's movie of Daniel Clowes's extraordinary graphic novel Ghost World has brought Clowes hordes of new readers. Every one of them will be eagerly awaiting the adventures of Clowes's new hero- David Boring, a nineteen-year-old security guard with a tortured inner life and an obsessive nature. When he meets the girl of his dreams, things begin to go awry- what seems too good to be true apparently is, and what seems truest in Boring's life is that, given the right set of circumstances (in this case an orgiastic cascade of vengeance, humiliation and murder), the primal nature of mankind will come inexorably to the fore.

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User Review  - ancameme - LibraryThing

My first try at reading this didn't go so well. Some time passed, I read Twentieth Century Eightball and loved it so I considered giving David Boring another shot. The interesting fact is the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

A well-drawn, well-constructed moody graphic novel -- obviously written *as* a graphic novel. The eponymous narrator is an emotionally stilted young man who takes part in several enigmatic relationships. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Daniel Clowes was born in 1961. He is the creator of the comic book Eightball, twenty-one issues of which have been published to date. He lives a childless, petless life in California with his beloved wife.

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