Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Is Jimmy Corrigan REALLY the smartest kid on Earth?

To be honest, I am not very fond of this book. The flashbacks and dreams confused the heck out of me, and I have no idea what the author was thinking when creating this graphic novel.


We're about 3/4 done with this book, and now, it actually is starting to make sense. This book revolves around the relationships between a father and a son. When Jimmy's grandfather was left alone during the fair, I sympathized with him. Hopefully the rest of the book will continue to catch my interest. Can this graphic novel be categorized as an autobiography of Chris Ware, the author? Maybe or maybe not.

Enough of my babbling! Any opinions on this book?


2DDQspicy said...

The first assignment of the book was very confusing, but after that it actually made a lot of sense. The reading for next monday involved much fewer imagination, and by the end of the novel, Jimmy realized that he has to get his own life :)

Father Llymic said...

Maybe so, but unlike other stories that take this much effort to read and understand, this one left me feeling unfulfilled. I couldn't care less about Jimmy, the presentation of the events took any suspense or excitement out of it, and it wasn't very deep, as far as I can tell. Personally, I have to say that Ware's book was completely pointless. I'm not trying to be rude to Dr. Hancock for choosing it; I just do not feel that this book is really worth anyone's time or effort.