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Book » Ghost World 80 pages ò 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 uasi autobiographical story the name of one of the proAtion 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 librar Ghost World is one of those books where I feel like the film adaptation was somehow a lot better The art in Ghost World is beautiful and memorable and I'll definitely give it two stars for that but it's extremely difficult to enjoy reading a book where you either feel like you want to strangle the characters or where you want to just give up on reading it entirely because you have such apathy towards itThe book follows Enid and her best friend Becky on the cusp of adulthood as they face their uncertain futures These two have always done everything together and their behaviour is well interesting shall we say they spend much of their time mocking the uirky figures of their American town and judging everybody around them This can at times be funny but mostly just comes off as shallow and cruel Enid in particular is one of those people who would get all up in your face even if you gave her a million dollars She is a pretentious conceited hipster who seems to feel that she is intelligent and perceptive than everyone around her even Becky The two friends begin to grow apart through growing up in a coming of age story that really reflects how maybe neither of them are truly ready to face the world after allHere's why the film version of Ghost World worked for me the character Seymour played by Steve Buscemi a socially awkward vinyl record collector and bachelor is a much prominent character with a much complex and developed story to him in the film and this character somehow compliments Enid's pretentiousness and angst Seymour is eccentric but also perceptive and kindhearted and his frustration with society comes less from pretentiousness and from having everybody finding him a dork due to his particular hobbies and interests In Enid's interactions with Seymour as the film goes on there are glimpses of her where she is likeable even admirable and where the pretentiousness really proves to just be a desperate coping strategy for growing up and not yet knowing how she wants to spend the rest of her life when everyone else around her already seems to Enid initially does something extremely mean to Seymour in the film but then gets to know him and she shows herself to genuinely care about him in spite of her often indifferent attitude Like Enid Seymour has little direction in life and is unsatisfied with anything thrown his way except for Enid The two become good friends and it makes for an impressive storyIn the book version there is no likeable character present at all or their presence in the story is so insignificant that as readers we never get to know them There is actual character growth for Enid and Becky in the film In the book I would describe it as of a short look into the lives of two unhappy girls who still want to be children rather than the adults they are and who haven't yet grown up beyond the days of schoolyard teasing and bullying I swear I go to university with a billion of 'em mostly handing out veganism pamphlets in their anarchy t shirts with their pink dyed pixie haircuts or reading classic novels they secretly hate just to be able to show off on the bus There is nothing to make Enid or Becky likeable or interesting characters in Ghost World beyond that their uncertainty evokes a kind of nostalgia for the days where it was okay to screw up and there would be no serious conseuences the days before adulthoodThere is some memorable dialogue in the book and again the illustrations are absolutely amazing but overall I just didn't like the characters I hated them and it's hard to like a story when you hate the characters

Ghost WorldAtion 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 librar Ghost World is one of those books where I feel like the film adaptation was somehow a lot better The art in Ghost World is beautiful and memorable and I'll definitely give it two stars for that but it's extremely difficult to enjoy reading a book where you either feel like you want to strangle the characters or where you want to just give up on reading it entirely because you have such apathy towards itThe book follows Enid and her best friend Becky on the cusp of adulthood as they face their uncertain futures These two have always done everything together and their behaviour is well interesting shall we say they spend much of their time mocking the uirky figures of their American town and judging everybody around them This can at times be funny but mostly just comes off as shallow and cruel Enid in particular is one of those people who would get all up in your face even if you gave her a million dollars She is a pretentious conceited hipster who seems to feel that she is intelligent and perceptive than everyone around her even Becky The two friends begin to grow apart through growing up in a coming of age story that really reflects how maybe neither of them are truly ready to face the world after allHere's why the film version of Ghost World worked for me the character Seymour played by Steve Buscemi a socially awkward vinyl record collector and bachelor is a much prominent character with a much complex and developed story to him in the film and this character somehow compliments Enid's pretentiousness and angst Seymour is eccentric but also perceptive and kindhearted and his frustration with society comes less from pretentiousness and from having everybody finding him a dork due to his particular hobbies and interests In Enid's interactions with Seymour as the film goes on there are glimpses of her where she is likeable even admirable and where the pretentiousness really proves to just be a desperate coping strategy for growing up and not yet knowing how she wants to spend the rest of her life when everyone else around her already seems to Enid initially does something extremely mean to Seymour in the film but then gets to know him and she shows herself to genuinely care about him in spite of her often indifferent attitude Like Enid Seymour has little direction in life and is unsatisfied with anything thrown his way except for Enid The two become good friends and it makes for an impressive storyIn the book version there is no likeable character present at all or their presence in the story is so insignificant that as readers we never get to know them There is actual character growth for Enid and Becky in the film In the book I would describe it as of a short look into the lives of two unhappy girls who still want to be children rather than the adults they are and who haven't yet grown up beyond the days of schoolyard teasing and bullying I swear I go to university with a billion of 'em mostly handing out veganism pamphlets in their anarchy t shirts with their pink dyed pixie haircuts or reading classic novels they secretly hate just to be able to show off on the bus There is nothing to make Enid or Becky likeable or interesting characters in Ghost World beyond that their uncertainty evokes a kind of nostalgia for the days where it was okay to screw up and there would be no serious conseuences the days before adulthoodThere is some memorable dialogue in the book and again the illustrations are absolutely amazing but overall I just didn't like the characters I hated them and it's hard to like a story when you hate the characters

Reader ✓ Ghost World ✓ Daniel Clowes

Ghost World ☆ 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 uasi autobiographic HMM I feel like I missed the train on this one I know that it's a beloved cult classic and I cannot deny that so many of the parts worked there are phenomenal panels poignant moments and some gorgeous illustration Particularly two of the chapters Punk Day and the final one stuck out to me as resonant and powerful However in the end it just didn't come together for me Mainly it felt pessimistic dreary and a bit exhausting Why are these women so grumpy CONSTANTLY I'm very aware that this is an Ariel situation a me not enjoying the general tone and message of the text but I'm glad I read it and it definitely had some beautiful moments Reader ✓ Ghost World ✓ Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes ✓ Ghost World Pdf

Daniel Clowes ✓ Ghost World Pdf Al 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 importantly apart Daniel Clowes is one of the most respected cartoonists of his gener 62717 Reread for my YA GNComics summer class discussed with clips from the movie which and seems like a light rom com version of the much deeper and richer and grittier nastier book One dimension of this book that seems clearer to me in this reading is that one of the things they are struggling with in this summer after high school graduation is sexuality including some of the GLT moments Who are they and who do they want to become Enid may be going to college; Rebecca just wants things to stay the same between them forever Many people find these girls too nasty but Clowes an alt comixunderground guy didn't write them for everybody They are two sort of punkishart crowd cynics that seem very familiar to me61916 Ghost World is Clowes's comics masterpiece his first book work to to cross over from alternative comics into mainstream success with a film adaptation One of the first alt comics ever to do that actually The text features two recent girls Enid Coleslaw and Rebecca Doppelmeyer recent graduates of high school both disaffected and cynical They seem to hate everything and pretty humorously so One of my favorite moments is when Rebecca makes the claim that Enid hates all men Enid says no there's one guy David Clowes he's like this cartoonist he's pretty cool Enid Coleslaw is a rough version of Clowes but it is my understanding he modeled Enid on a classmate with whom he went to high school in the northwest suburbs of ChicagoEnid and Rebecca go to yard sales they go to coffee shops and restaurants they try on different costumes as they try to find a place to NOT fit in with the horrors of modern urban society The dialogue is spot on sometimes acid usually rude and crude though if you scratch just below the surface there is a kind of vulnerability even fragility there They are friends anti social as they seem They have as interesting a collection of acuaintances as exist in any teen novel The uiet Josh who they try to involve in going into a porn store budding actress Melorra Bob Skeetes the astronomer the morbidly hilarious John Ellis Johnny ApeshitThey seem a little post punk all these urban kids and if sometimes mean to others and each other they do seem to care about each other and they do want love The art is comics genius and has been recognized at recent years by the art world on a par with Chris Ware and Seth Closes was featured in a huge Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art MCA exhibit