My Friend Dahmer (inbunden)
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Winner of Alex Awards 2013; Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Fourteen and Up) 2013; Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (High School) 2015; Short-list
Abrams ComicArts
185 two-colour illustrations
185 two-colour illustrations
247 x 165 x 31 mm
771 g
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My Friend Dahmer

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  1. Mycket välskriven och vältecknad seriebok
    Clara Elinder, 2 april 2018

    Tänkvärd, fruktansvärd, sorglig och hemsk. Denna seriebok berör på djupet. Mycket välskriven och känslosamt illustrerad. Jag har aldrig tidigare läst en seriebok som berört mig så mycket.

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ASTOUNDING.--Lev Grossman A well-told, powerful story. Backderf is quite skilled in using comics to tell this tale of a truly weird and sinister 1970s adolescent world.--R. Crumb Anyone who opens My Friend Dahmer to satisfy a morbid curiosity, and likewise anyone who expects to find no more than a cynical publishing venture here, is bound for disappointment. It is a horrifying read, yes, not so much for what it reveals about the sad early (and inevitably terrible) life of Jeffrey Dahmer, but because of what it reveals about the bland emotional landscape of Middle America, in this vision a petri dish for psychoses in many degrees and forms. Backderf's odd stylization, with figures that look like organic robots, is a perfect vehicle for this conception. His graphic approach is grotesque, droll, and it rags on reality as masses of kids knew and still know it. Lots of books exist about the agonies and cruelty of the adolescent high school experience, but few so compellingly bring us straight into that soulless environment, showing the ways it can shelter, allow to burgeon, and, at the same time, be completely blind to real madness. It wasn't easy reading this book, but I'm glad I did.--David Small "Stitches " Stunning. Horrifying. Beautifully done.--Alison Bechdel "Fun Home " My Friend Dahmer is a brilliant graphic novel and surely ranks among the very best of the form. Like Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, the book plumbs a dark autobiographical mystery, trying in retrospect to understand actions and motivations to piece together the makings of a tragedy. Like Charles Burns's Black Hole, it's a starkly etched portrait of the horror of high school in the 1970s. Comparisons aside, My Friend Dahmer is entirely original, boldly and beautifully drawn, and full of nuance and complexity and even a strange tenderness. Out of the sordid and grotesque details of Dahmer's life, Derf has fashioned a moving and complex literary work of art.--Dan Chaon "Among the Missing, You Remind Me of Me " Just when you think you know all there is to know about Jeffrey Dahmer-- one of the most notorious criminals of the past century--along comes My Friend Dahmer, which adds significantly to our understanding of this rare form of psychopathology. The graphic novel format helps the reader appreciate the adolescent mind-set of Dahmer's high school classmates. Although none of those who grew up with Dahmer expected to hear what they learned on July 22, 1991, when he was caught, no one was really surprised, either. This unique book allows the reader to listen in on the fascinating reminiscences of those who watched the developing mind of a future serial killer.--Louis B. Schlesinger, PhD, Professor of Forensic Psychology It'd be so easy to pigeonhole and think that the reason you can't stop reading My Friend Dahmer is because it offers a voyeuristic peek inside the monster. And it does. But as it turns its self-aware eye on the boy who doesn't belong, the real magic trick is how equally hateful and sad you feel for the monster himself. This one's still haunting me.--Brad Meltzer "Identity Crisis, The Inner Circle " As someone who walked the halls of Revere High School with both Backderf and Dahmer and was there from the beginning, I am astounded by the accuracy and truthfulness of this portrait. I know of no other work that so clearly shows the teenage days of an American monster, long before the rest of the world heard of him. Mesmerizing.--Mike Kukral, PhD, Revere High School class of 1978, Professor of Geography, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology "Prague 1989: Theater of Revolution " If you want to read a heavy story about a disturbing teenager, My Friend Dahmer will certainly quench your dark little desires. But this book is about a lot of other things that matter much, much more: the institutionalized weirdness of the suburban seventies, what it means to be friends with someone you don't really like, a cogent e

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You only THINK you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer-the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper-seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche-a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget.