Ghost world

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Fantagraphics Books, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 80 pages
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Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, andcontinues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after itsoriginal release as a graphic novel. Originally serialized in thepages of the seminal comic book Eightball throughout the mid-1990s,this quasi-autobiographical story (the name of one of the protagonistsis famously an anagram of the author's name) follows the adventures oftwo teenage girls, Enid and Becky, two best friends facing theprospect of growing up, and more importantly, apart. Daniel Clowes isone of the most respected cartoonists of his generation, and GhostWorld is his magnum opus. Adapted into a major motion picture directedby Terry Zwigoff (director of the acclaimed documentary Crumb), whichwas nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Thisgraphic novel is a must for any self-respecting comics fan's library.

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User Review  - okrysmastree - LibraryThing

This story captures the difficulties of growing up perfectly - the awkward transition from high school to college, leaving one's home town and struggling to maintain friendships. Don't read this looking for much of a plot, as such; it's a character study. Read full review

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Daniel Clowes, a multi-Harvey, Eisner and Ignatz Award-winner, is a Chicago native living in Oakland, CA, with his wife Erika. His many books include "David Boring, Ghost World, Wilson, Ice Haven, Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, Caricature", and 2011's "Mister Wonderful".

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