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This review is from: Mister Wonderful: A Love Story (Hardcover)
Mister Wonderful is the story of Marshall, a damaged divorcee meeting another damaged divorcee in a coffee shop on a blind date. The book covers their evening, taking in their awkward first encounter, and their brief misadventures from there. It's nothing too dramatic but I don't want to give away the whole story here as it's quite a short book.
If you've read Daniel Clowes before you'll be familiar with the characters - neurotic, nervous, awkward people struggling with basic things like polite conversation and self-expression. Marshall and his date are the same, Clowes-type characters you've seen before in his other books like Ghost World, Caricature, and Ice Haven.
While the book is a decent read, it's very much like Clowes' previous work and doesn't really do anything different from them. It's not as funny as last year's "Wilson" but is interesting enough to make it worth checking out for the average comics fan. Comparatively though, Clowes has done better and the book is about as close to a uniform Dan Clowes book as you could get.
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Initial post: 20 Apr 2011 10:01:59 BDT
John Self says:
Completely agree. WILSON was the first Clowes I read last year and I think it may have spoiled him for me. This was nice, but felt like pretty thin fare in comparison.
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