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Ghost World (Paperback)

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“Ghost World is a great summer read. It’s all about two teenage girls, during the summer after their graduation from high school. Neither knows what she’ll be doing the next year. I love the way Clowes writes from the perspective of a teenage girl, he has said he funneled a lot of himself as a teen into the main character, Enid.  This must be the 10th time I’ve read Ghost World. It’s almost 20 years old, but still feels really fresh to me. I think I like it because it deals with nostalgia in a really cool way. It’s this little window into a 90?s subculture that is impossible to recreate, from a shop devoted entirely to zines to Enid’s search for a childhood record that era is long gone with the invention of the internet. And of course, it is hauntingly rendered by Mr. Clowes in an ever present delightfully creepy shade of blue.”

— Shappy

“Ghost World is a great summer read. It’s all about two teenage girls, during the summer after their graduation from high school. Neither knows what she’ll be doing the next year. I love the way Clowes writes from the perspective of a teenage girl, he has said he funneled a lot of himself as a teen into the main character, Enid. This must be the 10th time I’ve read Ghost World. It’s almost 20 years old, but still feels really fresh to me. I think I like it because it deals with nostalgia in a really cool way. It’s this little window into a 90?s subculture that is impossible to recreate, from a shop devoted entirely to zines to Enid’s search for a childhood record that era is long gone with the invention of the internet. And of course, it is hauntingly rendered by Mr. Clowes in an ever present delightfully creepy shade of blue.” --Shappy

— From Graphic Novels

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Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel. Originally serialized in the pages of the seminal comic book Eightball throughout the mid-1990s, this quasi-autobiographical story (the name of one of the protagonists is famously an anagram of the author's name) follows the adventures of two teenage girls, Enid and Becky, two best friends facing the prospect of growing up, and more importantly, apart. Daniel Clowes is one of the most respected cartoonists of his generation, and Ghost World is his magnum opus. Adapted into a major motion picture directed by Terry Zwigoff (director of the acclaimed documentary Crumb), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. This graphic novel is a must for any self-respecting comics fan's library.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781560974277
ISBN-10: 1560974273
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2001
Pages: 80
Language: English