Reading Journal Entry: Ghost World by Dan Clowes

The graphic novel on which the movie Ghost World, starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Buscemi, is based.

The book is a collection of episodic exploration of the relationship between Enid and Rebecca, two girls just out of high school. They drift apart, then closer together. They find refuge in each other from the world that has betrayed them, then push each other away in a struggle for independent identity. They're trapped in a never-ending summer that doesn't seem to have an exit to adulthood.

The dialog is killer. In fact it made me somewhat uncomfortable; I know people who talk like this and it became at times surreal.

Spot on. Very good.

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