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Mister Wonderful by Daniel Clowes
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Apr 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels

Clowes builds a flawed character that you can't help but like, or at least feel some sympathy for, in his latest work, Mister Wonderful. I fell in love with Marshall (our protagonist) after reading the first dozen pages, and his witty, self-deprecating interior dialogue throughout the novel is what kept me engrossed. The reader gets a glimpse into an evening with Marshall, as he goes through a blind date setup by a friend. Marshall's thoughts and perceptions are all laid out, sometimes covering up what is really going on in the world around him, to give the reader a better understanding of what the main character is thinking about and how he is reacting to his surroundings. Marshall's thought bubbles take over panes of dialogue to really pull the reader into the character's head. Mister Wonderful is an entertaining character study, more about the man than the plot, and in just 80 pages, leaves the reader wishing for a little something more.

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