Monday, May 26, 2014

Review: Mein Freund Dahmer: Graphic Novel

Mein Freund Dahmer: Graphic Novel
Mein Freund Dahmer: Graphic Novel by Derf Backderf

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For some reason the english version is not available for Kindle in Germany, I must admit I did not look elsewhere.
Also the Kindle for Mac does not want to download this book (not compatible).
As it is black-and-white, I could have read it on my Kindle PW, but chose the iPad instand, the pictures are bigger there.
The drawing style reminded me of Fabulous Freak Brothers.
The story is the sad school-time and growing up of a teenager who has some problems, among then alcoholism and being gay, no real friends and develops his strange ideas into serial-killing, sexual perversions and later dies in prison.
The very personal account of this from one of his schoolmates begs the question, and asks it, why no one helped this troubled teen.
Not totally worth 4 stars, the 4th is for this being a true story.
Recommended as a totally different Comic and a great view of how life as a Teenager was in the 1970ies in the USA, with some Hippies thrown in.

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