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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4 and a half stars A bleak book which is in essence a long suicide note. Teen Roberta draws the reader into her life of hardship and abuse. Very well written - a page turner. It deserves five stars ... Read full review

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Powerful book. You don't love Roberta because she's beautiful, charming, and smart, she's none of those things. She has jug ears, wispy hair, a broken tooth, and a broken nose. You love her because she is a survivor in a world of abusers. She's a biter. 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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