David Boring by Daniel ClowesDavid Boring by Daniel Clowes

David Boring

byDaniel Clowes

Paperback | September 24, 2002

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Meet 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 humankind will come inexorably to the fore.

"Boring finds love with a mysterious woman named Wanda, loses her and sort of finds her again. He also gets shot in the head (twice) and stranded on an island with his brutish family. Meanwhile, the world may or may not be ending soon. And did I mention that much of this is hilariously funny?" -- Time

From the Hardcover edition.
Daniel Clowes was born in Chicago in 1961. He is the creator of the comic book Eight-Ball, twenty-one issues of which have been published to date. His work has appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, Vogue, Time, and Newsweek, among others. A feature film based on his 1998 book, Ghost World, starring Thora Birch, will be released in 2001 ...
Title:David BoringFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 24, 2002Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375714529

ISBN - 13:9780375714528

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Odd but good I read this for a graphic novel class I'm taking. The book is divided into three 'acts' and I would say the first act is the most weird in terms of the graphic content. The second act reminded me a little of "And then there were none by Agatha Christie" with the whole being isolated in an island vibe and was good. The third act was okay yet a bit confusing at the end. But ultimately the main character, David Boring was really creepy he definitely has issues which is why I cant fully say I loved the story. But the plot was more intricate than I thought it would be
Date published: 2017-10-02

Editorial Reviews

"It's impossible to write about Daniel Clowes's work without using the word "ennui." But his is a joyous ennui, if such a thing is possible, one that relishes the boredom of everyday life with a Zen enthusiasm. . . Clowes finds little miracles everywhere he looks—so many, in fact, that they seem hardly to interest him. This detachment perversely makes David Boring deeply compelling and worthy of serious attention from fans and newcomers alike."—Rob Lightner"[A] serious and innovative work, and it's never boring."—Publisher's Weekly