Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Into the Wild

Read Ghost World Online Free - 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.

Title : Ghost World
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ISBN : 1560974273
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 pages


Alejandro rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 27, 2017

Two hours of my life that I will never get back! This is the graphic novel edition of “Ghost World” by Fantagraphics Books, originally published as chapters, in the comic book series “Eightball” #11-18. Creative Team: Writer & Illustrator: Daniel Clowes MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING People who read m...

Jeff rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2016

Three and a half stars rounded up. My wife doesn’t usually make graphic novel reading “suggestions”, but when she does, in order to keep a harmonious household, I’ll read it. What have I got to lose? Heh. She was spot on (read: lucky) with (randomly) choosing Daytripper, so I gave her powers of awe...

David rated it ★★★★★

June 29, 2017

6/27/17 Reread for my YA GN/Comics summer class, discussed with clips from the movie, which more and more 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 th...

jo rated it ★★★★☆

February 08, 2010

american representations of adolescents and post-adolescents in films and books have always left me cold, if not alienated. why do i have so little in common with these kids? why was my life and the lives of the italian teens i currently know and follow so vastly different? i blame american cultu...

MissAnnThrope rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 13, 2012

Remember those angry, bitchy girls in high school, who sat around judging people and talking smack behind everyone's back? Okay, now imagine being locked in a box for an hour forced to listen to those jealous twits and you've got Ghost World in a nutshell. I have been wanting to read Ghost World f...

Trish rated it ★★★★★

February 11, 2018

In one of his interviews, the great graphic novelist Craig Thompson cites Daniel Clowes as a must-read graphic artist he admires. I admire Thompson’s work, so it makes sense I would seek out Clowes. This graphic novel was made into a movie in 2001 starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson. I ha...

Andy rated it ★★★☆☆

January 30, 2008

The worst thing that happened to “Ghost World” was that a movie was made of it, because it pawned the book effortlessly. Dan Clowes’ book was so cynical and condescending towards its subject matter that the film couldn’t help making the girls more likeable. Case in point: when Enid and Rebecca are...

Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ rated it ★★★☆☆

June 28, 2015

Read a book you can finish in a day. 3.5 stars I needed a literary palette cleanser because I'm not totally feeling anything right now. I just watched this movie last week and thought maybe I needed to revisit this book. I need to start out by saying that the Terry Zwigoff film based on this graphi...

Panagiotis rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2017

Το Ghost World δεν είναι κόμικς, είναι γκράφικ νόβελ: τα καρέ του δεν μπλέκονται το ένα μέσα στο άλλο, έχουν σαφή ρυμοτομία. Τα σχέδια είναι επιμελώς απλοϊκά, η υπόθεση περιστρέφεται γύρω από ανθρώπινους προβληματισμούς άνευ δράσεως. Γκράφικ νόβελ τα λένε. Εγώ τα λέω κόμικς κι αυτά. Έχει κάτι από...

Stacey rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 16, 2016

Ghost World is the story of Enid and Becky, two best friends growing up and growing apart. It's hailed as "a must for any self-respecting comics fan's library". Perhaps it's because I wasn't a teen in 90s USA, or perhaps I because I just wasn't like these particular teens, but I found them too pr...

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