(Dan Clowes described the story in Ghost World as the examination of the lives of two recent high school graduates from the advantaged perch of a constant and (mostly) undetectable eavesdropper, with the shaky detachment of a scientist who has grown fond of the prize microbes in his petri dish.... show more
(Dan Clowes described the story in Ghost World as the examination of the lives of two recent high school graduates from the advantaged perch of a constant and (mostly) undetectable eavesdropper, with the shaky detachment of a scientist who has grown fond of the prize microbes in his petri dish. From this perch comes a revelation about adolescence that is both subtle and coolly beautiful. Critics have pointed out Clowes's cynicism and vicious social commentary, but if you concentrate on those aspects, you'll miss the exquisite whole that Clowes has captured. Each chapter ends with a melancholia that builds towards the amazing, detached, ghost-like ending. --Poppy Andress)
Publish date: 2000-07-20
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
I read this for one of my summer classes. We had to read and annotate 10 comics/graphic novels. Here's the annotation I wrote for that class: Enid and Rebecca graduate from high school without solid plans for the future. They spend their summer wandering their town, observing and commenting on the...
This baffles me. I can't understand why it's so highly regarded. Sometimes it's fun to be a hater, sometimes it's cathartic, but this was exhausting. There were a few one-liners here and there that made me chuckle, and others that, embarrassingly, sound like something my friends and I would have sai...
Daniel Clowes's gorgeous lines and ability to depict a slice of life of a couple of imaginary teenage girls was astounding. Even though they annoyed me to pieces (from the slut-shaming to the always-being-complaining-about-anything-and-anyone to the really mean prank they pulled on that guy) I could...
Dzisiaj przeczytałam komiks o niczym. Ghost world to historia dwóch przyjaciółek - Enid and Rebeki. Rebecca jest ładną dziewczyną, ale nie ma wyrazistej osobowości, dlatego ludzie jej nie zauważają. Pragnie miłości i jest gotowa się zakochać, nie ma przy tym wielkich wymagań.Enid to zbuntowana nasto...
Basically sort of actively unpleasant to read, in a way that makes me think I'm supposed to hate it so much I love it just to be contrary. However, being contrary, this just made me hate it more.