Monday, March 21, 2005

Ghost World

Monday, March 21, 2005
I read Daniel Clowes' Ghost World this weekend. This is the graphic novel on which the rather good movie was based on. The movie starred Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson.

The comic (easier to write than "Graphic Novel") has the same style and tone as the movie did, though I suppose it is the other way around in that the movie is like the book. It was fairly interesting reading, even being familiar with the film. There were some differences, of course. The Steve Buscemi character is just not there, nor is that crazy redneck at the convenience store.

The book follows Enid (Thora Birch's character) after graduation as she just lives her quirky life and tries to figure out what to do. It's probably not too different than any teenager's life in suburbia (did I just write that?).

It's a pretty decent book (my word of the day) and short. Only 80 pages.

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