25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
This is just so incredibly GOOD!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Ghost World (Paperback)
I came to discover this book backwards, almost by chance: Aimee Mann has a song called Ghost World which was inspired by this book. It's a wonderful song, so I figured I might check out the book.
Oh my god.
I read it in one sitting. It's very brief (80 pages or so) and completely absorbing. It draws you in like very few books, comic or not, can. The two main characters are two teenage girls, Enid and Rebecca, who are hanging around their small town the summer after they graduate from high school. That's it.
The thing is, it's not. Clowes somehow manages to convey in every sentence, every frame, the feeling of being a teenager and feeling the dead ends wherever you head. And the wonderful thing is, the dead ends are not shoved down your throat. It's a subtle thing, present in an empty street, a record store, a diner. Where you find them in real life.
Trust me on this one.