Because Dan Clowes is not an easy, breezy read. Ice Haven has a pretty large cast, all of whom have their own individual dramas going on, and every drama is given the same weight--from the parents whose son has been missing for a week t...more
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It meanders between being brilliant and being annoyingly (dare I say) "emo". The most interesting characters to me are ones that seem to come and go in short spurts, whereas the ones that are showcased are very annoying, whiny people.
Perhaps it's because I've never been able to sympathize with that teenage attitude of self-importance, thinking they know everything there is to know about the world and that everyone owes them something. But Violet's abuse towards her parents d...more
Graphic novelist Clowes's Ghost World illustrated his talent for creating alienated misfits; here, he's just as twisted. Ice Haven, based on the simple premise of the disappearance of a strange little boy (inspired, in turn, by the true story of child murderers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb), is actually quite complex. The more than 30 short strips form a portrait of a dull suburban town, and the blocky, dull-colored drawings mirror the themes: alienation, loneliness, entrapment. "It's not as...more
I run hot and cold on Clowes. Loved "Ghost World." Hated "David Boring." Thought "Wilson" was pretty alright. I can confidently say that "Ice Haven" is my favorite work of his. Existential struggles of desire and frustration play out over the ages in the "emotional space" (and quiet Midwestern town) of Ice Haven. Participants include an unhappily married team of private investigators, an adolescent in love with his step-sister, a terrible local...more
Ice Haven is a small book.but it has a lot of drama in it. I wish it had a book two I could read.
Not as affecting as Wilson but still dang good.
piccolo gioiellino, assolutamente all'altezza dei precedenti lavori di clowes.
voglio vivere a ice haven!
It don't work so well.
but hey! It's Clowes...so you gotta like some of it.