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Mundo Fantasma by Daniel Clowes

Mundo Fantasma (edition 2001)

by Daniel Clowes

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Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

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I think I would have enjoyed this one more if I'd read it in high school or college. The girls just seemed shallow at this point. ( )
  bookworm12 | Nov 19, 2015 |
Am I just stupid that I really don't get this?

Two girls who have finished high school and are directionless, depressed and bitter. Yeah, life is like this sometimes. But. So? ( )
  catfantastic | Jun 11, 2015 |
This baffles me. I can't understand why it's so highly regarded. Sometimes it's fun to be a hater, sometimes it's cathartic, but this was exhausting. There were a few one-liners here and there that made me chuckle, and others that, embarrassingly, sound like something my friends and I would have said in high school. But other than that it was just...mean. They're mean girls. They're misfits and witty and hating on "the mainstream" or whatever, but in the end they're just plain old mean girls. And unlike other books, shows, and movies that deal with mean girls, there didn't seem to be anything deeper at work. No real interest in why they were so corrosive, where their anger stems from, or why their relationships were all so toxic (even with each other). There were a few small attempts at this, but nothing to really grab on to. I'm just baffled.

I would recommend this for people who hate everything. If you can relate, you'll love it, if you hate it, you'll enjoy hating it. You can't go wrong. ( )
1 vote cattylj | Feb 28, 2015 |
I saw the movie version with Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson back in the day long before I read the graphic novel, and I can't say I recall much about it. I remember being entertained even though nothing stands out from my mind. The source comic by Daniel Clowes feels much the same way. The scenes are eventful and packed with angst without being memorable. That sounds harsh but I only intend it as my candid observation of a heavily nuanced work of social commentary.

Clowes writes an intelligent narrative. Almost cerebral. Enid is complex and conflicted, both prone to her impulses and inaction. I was curious to see where the story would go and was satisfied by the end. I just wasn't moved one way or the other about it. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | Dec 1, 2014 |
I loved the movie version of Ghost World as a teenager, so when a fellow book blogger offered to send on her copy of the graphic novel, I eagerly accepted. And I'm so glad I did! To start with I wasn't sure I was going to like the style, either in terms of the art work OR the dialogue, but the further I delved, the more I appreciated it. It's actually made up of several short and largely self-contained vignettes that fall along a linear timeline, rather than following one big story arc, which probably helped, because I could dip into it for light relief in between chapters of another novel. It had its kooky moments, and its poignant ones, and it was a good excuse to watch the movie again for the first time in years. I think I like the adaptation more, but it was still a lot of fun! ( )
  elliepotten | Oct 24, 2014 |
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This book is a fascinating insight into the mind of the disenfranchised youngster, and anyone who can remember being there will probably understand the journey the girls are going on.
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Dan Clowes described the story in Ghost World as the examination of "the lives of two recent high school graduates from the advantaged perch of a constant and (mostly) undetectable eavesdropper, with the shaky detachment of a scientist who has grown fond of the prize microbes in his petri dish." From this perch comes a revelation about adolescence that is both subtle and coolly beautiful. Critics have pointed out Clowes's cynicism and vicious social commentary, but if you concentrate on those aspects, you'll miss the exquisite whole that Clowes has captured. Each chapter ends with melancholia that builds towards the amazing, detached, ghostlike ending.

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One of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed graphic novels of all-time telling the story of two supremely ironic, above-it-all teenagers facing the thrilling uncertainty of life after high school. As they attempt to carry their life-long friendship into a new era, the careful dynamics of their inseparable bond are jolted, and what seemed like a future of endless possibilities looks more like an encroaching reality of strip malls, low-paying service jobs and fading memories.… (more)

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