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Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
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Mar 31, 2009

it was amazing
Recommended to Molly by: Ciara Meeks
Read in April, 2009 , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** I loved this! Yet another case where the book was better than the movie. Dont get me wrong- I love the movie and the cast was phenomenal. However, the story in the graphic novel was so much more relatable. Instead of Enid falling for creepy ol' Seymour and forming a relationship with him (who, by the way, is Bob Skeets), she throws herself at a guy her age.

Perhaps my favourite scene was when she gets home from the almost-sex with Josh, is wallowing in a pool of self-loath, and her father has set out a record player with a childhood record she'd been searching all over town for. It sent her through a wave of nostalgia and reminded me of something very dear my own father would do for me.

I'm still not exactly sure about the end, though. It seems like a lot of time passes from when Enid doesn't pass the Strathmore exam to when she sees Becky and Josh eating inside the diner, likely as adults. That part was a bit confusing.

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