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My Friend Dahmer (2012)

by Derf Backderf(Favorite Author)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
1419702173 (ISBN13: 9781419702174)
Harry N. Abrams (La Martinière)
review 1: In his Preface, Backderf writes that My Friend Dahmer began as a pamphlet consisting solely of his memories of being at school with Jeffrey Dahmer, a collection of short stories. I think I would have enjoyed that more. In order to beef the pamphlet up to a novel, he's inserted a great deal of conjecture and opinions. He still calls it a memoir, but it's not. When it is, when it shares actual experiences, such as the story of a class trip to DC, it is much more engaging.
review 2: This 2012 graphic novel is written and illustrated by Derf Backderf, a high school classmate of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Mostly a memoir of Backderf's interactions with the troubled teenage Dahmer, through his own investigations and interviews he also reconstructs a port
... morerait of a burgeoning monster to the backdrop of late 1970's suburban Ohio. Telling and tragic, Backderf adamantly maintains that Dahmer loses all right to sympathy once he kills his first victim. less
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Disturbing yet a compelling read. Asks more questions than can be answered.
Interesting read. The author literally knew him.
Fantastically written and totally engrossing!
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