Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Boy on Earth

By Chris Ware
  • Autobiography
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Relationship

I thought this was an excellent graphic novel. The characters were very well rounded and their relationships very nuanced and moving. It walks the line between tragedy and comedy so you find yourself torn between laughing at and crying for the central character. The story is largely grounded and true to life but it also drifts from time to time into surreal scenarios as the narrative enters Jimmy's subconscious. The art style is clean and geometric and very attractive. I'd highly recommend it.

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