One Hundred Demons

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Sasquatch Books, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 216 pages
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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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User Review  - mochap - LibraryThing

Lynda Barry is amazing. She captures the poignancy and pain of youth and awkwardness with incredible clarity and pathos. And the pix are amazing, too. Read full review

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User 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

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