The End of the Fucking World

The End of the Fucking World

eBook - 2013
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Fantagraphics is proud to publish this edition of TeotFW in conjunction with the 2017 television drama on UK's Channel 4 (with distribution via Netflix in the U.S.) Originally released to critical and public acclaim in 2013, Charles Forsman's graphic novel debut follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character's perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James's character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fantasies and begins to act on them, while Alyssa remains as willfully ignorant for as long as she can, blinded by young love.
Publisher: [United States] :, Fantagraphics Books,, 2013
ISBN: 9781606996676
1606996673
Branch Call Number: eComic hoopla
Characteristics: c
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: Forsman, Charles
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: TEOTFW

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LPL_EliH Aug 10, 2018

A very minimal, very violent rendering of sociopathy and alienation. Something about it-- maybe the loosely unfurling plot or the odd, misfit characters--reminds me of a Harmony Korine film, except way, way darker. It's hard to say if that's necessarily a good thing, though. Forsman definitely succeeds in forming his vision and conveying a moving effect--I'm just not sure if it's an effect I personally want to receive. If the premise catches your eye, it could very well be your cup of tea. It's worth the half hour to find out.

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AlieGrace
May 30, 2018

Wouldn't recommend. It was a short read but pretty lackluster in style, plot, and characters. There are so many amazing adult graphic novels out there, even though this one is tiny its not worth the read.

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SF_READER
Oct 26, 2017

graphic novel for mature teens because of the topic and language; a netflix series

rebekahgordon1 Jul 12, 2014

This book will probably be really really different from anything you've ever read. It's pretty strange, and it takes a while to get used to the tone, or...sort of lack thereof? It feels oddly flat, which is really just a genius way of giving you a glimpse into the mind of the sociopath main character. By the end of the book, you might feel super odd, like maybe you don't have any feelings anymore? Like maybe you've sort of turned into a psychopath/sociopath yourself?

Chuck Forsman is a genius, is what I'm saying.

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Oct 26, 2017

SF_READER thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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