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Product details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books; Reprint edition (10 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570614598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570614590
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 1.8 x 15.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 621,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Barry's new book, One Hundred Demns, may be her breakthrough...it's a work of art as well as literature...One Hundred Demons deserves a place on the shelf with serious graphic novels like Art Spiegelman's Maus..." --Time magazine "Lynda Barry has no peer.

"Barry's new book, "One Hundred Demons, " may be her breakthrough ... it's a work of art as well as literature..."One Hundred Demons" deserves a place on the shelf with serious graphic novels like Art Spiegelman's Maus..." --"Time" magazine
"Lynda Barry has no peer ... We're approaching a word not commonly used when talking of cartoons: oeuvre." --Dave Eggers, "The New York Times Book Review"

"Barry s new book, "One Hundred Demons, " may be her breakthrough it s a work of art as well as literature "One Hundred Demons" deserves a place on the shelf with serious graphic novels like Art Spiegelman s Maus "
"Time" magazine
"Lynda Barry has no peer ... We're approaching a word not commonly used when talking of cartoons: oeuvre."
Dave Eggers, "The New York Times Book Review
""Cartoonist Lynda Barry faces her demons . . . in this bold, graphic memoir inspired by a Zen painting exercise. With a combination of eloquent words and sloppy rendering, these demons are both unique and universal. At the end of the book, Barry encourages readers to draw their own."
" The Huffington Post""

About the Author

Lynda Barry's comic strip Ernie Pook s Comeek appears in 20 weekly newspapers in the United States and Canada. Her work has been seen in The New York Times, Esquire, Newsweek, and many other publications. She lives in Wisconsin."


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I bought this book because i read it was more of a auto-biography/memoir opposed to fiction - it really is fantastic and Barry creates beautiful funny/tragic narratives from her childhood and adult life - i read it in a week (but someone could read it in a day if they wanted) thoroughly enjoyed it - would recommend to anyone interested in auto-biographyand art
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 66 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best book 21 Jan. 2015
By P. N. Mulcahy - Published on Amazon.com
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This is Lynda Barry's best book. She is at the peak of her drawing/painting powers and storytelling. The last cartoon story is about reading the classified ads from the local paper as a kid and the flights of imagination that occuR. She closes it with a poignant wish from her adult self. It is sublime. I am a big fan of hers and most of the cartoons herein are about growing up. Her great ear for language is on full display. Her love for her family and pals is what powers the book. She is alive to the mysteries of the heart. If you want to try out Lynda, buy this book. It towers over her other creations.
4.0 out of 5 stars Frightening and amazing . . . 5 Oct. 2013
By Ken Deshaies - Published on Amazon.com
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Following Lynda Barry's mind is like taking a tram ride through a mine where you've never been before as the car makes unexpected turns down shafts, some lit, some not. The demons in her life (it seems to be fairly autobiographical) are accompanied by panels of cartoonish narrative and illustration. Get ready for a rich, fulfilling exploration of the demons of her past, many of which you might share, from her dealings with a mother who seems to have preferred not to have had children, to a trying to work inconsiderate boyfriends (real or imagined), her hair, dogs, her first job and sundry other demonstrations of humanness. And simply enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Barry's best yet! 22 Aug. 2002
By QTeacher - Published on Amazon.com
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This "autobifictionalography" collects Barry's brilliant salon.com sketches of the demons we all face in our lives. It is exactly that universality that makes for magical reading. The intense specificity of childhood's horrors made me feel like I was reading my own life, not Barry's. Barry's artistry is in telling and illustrating these stories with incredible humor as well as unlimited heart. Particularly haunting of the eighteen stories are the lost friendship in "Magic" and "Resilience" which gives the lie to adult fantsies of childhood innocence. It's increasingly clear that Lynda Barry is our finest writer of the emotional lives of damaged children. She gives voice to kids that few people ever listened to. Having been one of those kids, it's an amazing feeling to realize that you are understood and you were not alone.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Lynda Barry's usually awesome, trippy stuff 24 July 2003
By Catherine S. Vodrey - Published on Amazon.com
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Lynda Barry's "One! Hundred! Demons!" is just another astonishingly wonderful book in a long line of astonishingly wonderful books. Using Japanese inks and brushes, she categorizes the demons of her childhood. We see everything from resilience to hate to common scents, from magic to "girlness" to dogs to cicadas.
Among the many pleasures of the book--Barry's extremely simple yet enormously evocative illustrations, the awesome ear she has for the way children speak to each other, the cheerful colors belying much of the sadness inherent in her work--is the section entitled "Magic." This regards Barry's rejection, at age thirteen, of her two-years-younger best friend. It's easy to tell that even more than thirty years later, Barry feels shame over this episode. She so deftly sketches the psyche of her thirteen-year old self that we are left alternating between complete understanding of her actions and rueful sorrow that she couldn't ignore the age difference.
This is a funky, trippy book that's simultaneously a quick read and something you want to linger over the second (and third, and fourth) time you read it. Long may Lynda Barry rule!
3.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Approach 27 April 2014
By C.A.Lutes - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this based on another reviewer who said it was her favorite book. I can see why, but I thought its appeal is for a narrow market because of its artwork....I felt it was more artwork than writing message. It is a different approach to memoir, and for this alone it is to be commended. But unlike that reviewer, it is not my favorite but deserves a look because of its approach to a popular genre: memoir.
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