Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Jimmy Corrigan The Smartest Kid on Earth Author:Chris Ware This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired "everyman" (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's smal... more »l town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of colored illustrations and diagrams, which, when read rapidly in sequence, provide a convincing illusion of life and movement. The bulk of the work is supported by fold-out instructions, an index, paper cut-outs, and a brief apology, all of which concrete to form a rich portrait of a man stunted by a paralyzing fear of being disliked.« less
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Alisa H. reviewed Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth on
Helpful Score: 1
I love graphic novels and was exicted to read Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartiest Kid on Earth. This book got really high marks from one of my favorite writers, David Sedaris. While I loved the artwork and how it meshed with the story, my interest in the story itself and the characters waxed and wanted a lot. In the end I just didn't care about Jimmy. I read this book about a year ago and can't recall all that much about the story.