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Freddie and Me by Mike  Dawson
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Aug 01, 2012

really liked it
Read in August, 2012

Freddie and Me is an interesting and enjoyable graphic novel that uses a personal story to explore the larger concept of memory and memoir. Mike Dawson explores his own personal fascination with the rock band Queen from his childhood to the present, and along the way uses that as a jumping off point to explore his life as a whole and his relationships with friends and family filtered through the lens of Queen.

My favorite part was where he explored the nature of memory and point of view. In it, he wonders how much his memories are dependent on point of view and in a tour de force montage revisits a number of scenes from the story to that point but from the POV of different people. This works very well, and is the kind of moment that works effectively in comics in a way I can’t imagine in any other medium.

I had a great time reading this graphic novel and would recommend it to any fan of memoir comics, Queen, or deeper philosophical exploration of the nature of interpersonal relations.

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