Hello and welcome to the Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group. We talk about comics, graphic novels, web-comics and pop culture.
For August’s session (Thursday 4th, 6pm), we will be discussing cult classic ‘GHOST WORLD’ by Daniel Clowes. The book was made into a film featuring Scarlett Johansson, Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi in 2001.
“Ghost World is the story of Enid and Rebecca, teenage friends facing the unwelcome prospect of adulthood, and the uncertain future of their complicated relationship. Clowes conjures a balanced semblance, both tender and objective, of their fragile existence, capturing the mundane thrills and hourly tragedies of a waning adolescence, as he follows a tenuous narrative thread through the fragmented lives of these two fully realised young women.”
If you have any other suggestions for the reading list then please let me know and we’ll try our best to accommodate.
So far we have the following for consideration:
- Sandman Overture
- 20th century Boys
- Fight Club
- Swamp Thing
- Diary of a Teenage Girl
- Hip Hop Family Tree
- Pride of Baghdad
- The Bad Doctor
- Y: The Last Man
The reading group takes place on the first Thursday evening of every month.
See you there! Bring snacks
Customer Services Assistant, Brompton Library