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One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
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Nov 15, 2010

it was amazing

This is the first book of Lynda Barry's that I've read and I thought it was amazing. Her mix of comics and collage is beautiful to look at, but her stories were what I truly loved. She writes that she got the idea of drawing one hundred demons from a zen practice. Each "demon" is a chapter of memories from her childhood that capture so aptly the confusion and wonder of being a kid, all those unknownable things that happen outside your understanding and the sad guilts you continue to carry on as an adult that you hold. Her book is amazing and funny and wonderful. She makes me want to exorcize demons of my own.
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“This ability to exist in pieces is what some adults call resilience. And I suppose in some way it is a kind of resilience, a horrible resilience that makes adults believe children forget trauma.”
Lynda Barry, One Hundred Demons

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