The startling new book by the author of Ghost World.
Terry Zwigoff's movie of Daniel Clowes's extraordinary graphic novel Ghost World has brought Clowes hordes of new readers. Every one of them will be eagerly awaiting the adventures of Clowes's new hero: David Boring, a nineteen-year-old security guard with a tortured inner life and an obsessive nature. When he meets the girl of his dreams, things begin to go awry: what seems too good to be true apparently is, and what seems truest in Boring's life is that, given the right set of circumstances (in this case an orgiastic cascade of vengeance, humiliation and murder), the primal nature of mankind will come inexorably to the fore.
“Imagine a tilted comic-book homage to Hitchcock's Vertigo, but with religious cults, fetishistic scrapbooks and scenes of underwater coupling.”
“For those interested in comic art's potential, Clowes' work offers exciting literary possibilities. Boring is anything but.”
“Daniel Clowes' underground comics are now a hipster must-have. Why? Because his work is beautifully drawn with subtle, convincing storylines centred on everyday emotional weirdness.”
“Boring finds love with a mysterious woman called Wanda, loses her and sort-of finds her again. He also gets shot in the head (twice) and stranded on an island with his brutish family. Meanwhile, the world may or may not be ending soon. And did I mention that much of this is hilariously funny.”