David Boring, Paperback Book
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Terry Zwigoff's movie of Daniel Clowes' extraordinary graphic novel Ghost World has brought Clowes hordes of new readers.

Every one of them will be eagerly awaiting the adventures of Clowes' new hero: David Boring, a nineteen-year-old security guard with a tortured inner life and an obsessive nature.

When he meets the girl of his dreams, things begin to go awry: what seems too good to be true apparently is, and what seems truest in Boring's life is that, given the right set of circumstances (in this case an orgiastic cascade of vengeance, humiliation and murder), the primal nature of mankind will come inexorably to the fore.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9780224063234



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My first try at reading this didn't go so well. Some time passed, I read Twentieth Century Eightball and loved it so I considered giving David Boring another shot.<br/>The interesting fact is the story, what I remembered of it from my partial first read, still echoed in my mind. There is a certain drowsiness and a certain abandon in the storytelling that haunts you afterward.

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