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My Friend Dahmer

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 ri
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Sep 06, 2016

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Gush! Times a thousand…!

THIS IS THE BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL I’VE READ ALL MY LIFE…* !

There. This is a profound, one of those once-in-a-life, lightning-in-a-bottle-type experience… This dude is master chronicle (auto)biographer, expert storyteller, and amazing cartoonist all in one… & this is the project that only HE could produce… A type of unicorn, really (you CANNOT possibly let it pass you by). I’ve never been shaken by something in this genre, like, ever. Until now.

* Actually, it IS

THIS IS THE BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL I’VE READ ALL MY LIFE…* !

There. This is a profound, one of those once-in-a-life, lightning-in-a-bottle-type experience… This dude is master chronicle (auto)biographer, expert storyteller, and amazing cartoonist all in one… & this is the project that only HE could produce… A type of unicorn, really (you CANNOT possibly let it pass you by). I’ve never been shaken by something in this genre, like, ever. Until now.

* Actually, it IS a tie. “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel also shares the accolade.
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Carol (Bookaria)

I was a teenager in 1991 and still remember the day we all gathered around the TV to watch the shocking news about Jeffrey Dahmer. The stations were talking about it continuously and kept showing the footage of officers taking bags, boxes and containers out of Dahmer’s apartment. It was upsetting and revolting.

For those who don’t know, Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer apprehended on 1991 (Click here for his wiki page.)

That is why when I first heard about this graphic novel a few years ago I de

For those who don’t know, Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer apprehended on 1991 (Click here for his wiki page.)

That is why when I first heard about this graphic novel a few years ago I decided not to read it, I thought it too dark for me.

However, I went to the movie theater recently and they showed a preview about a movie based on this graphic novel. The trailer is why I decided to read this book

Watch the TRAILER here.

This is an excellent graphic novel, it depicts the high-school years of Jeffrey Dahmer as observed by one of his then friends. The art inside is much better than the one in the cover so do not be dissuaded by the simple cover.

Based on the stories inside, not many people could have predicted the monster lurking inside young Dahmer. Maybe, nowadays an observant parent or teacher could have noticed some signs and sought help but not back in the late 70s where, according to the author, some signs of Jeff’s disturbing behavior was dismissed as awkwardness.

Overall the art and storytelling was excellent. I highly recommend this graphic novel.

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EDIT: I had to update the review to include that Jeff Dahmer was a serial killer, a friend of mine –
who is younger – didn’t know who he was
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