A Book You Love:
My favourite book is, and always will be, Chris Ware’s graphic Novel Jimmy Corrigan The Smartest Kid on Earth.
This book is not an easy read. Both visually and content wise. It takes effort to get used to Chris Ware’s constantly changing format (and his illustration is just…beyond). It is tragic, heartbreaking and very melodramatic. Yet it is impossible to put down. I read it for the first time in two days about seven years ago and I can’t even count how many times I’ve read it since then.
It simultaneously tells the story of the protagonist Jimmy, a loveable yet incredibly insecure man, who meets his father for the first time, and the story of his grandfather’s childhood during the Chicago World’s Fair (not a run on sentence at all).
Everyone needs to read this book. It changes your perception of life and the human experience.
And we can all see a bit of ourselves in Jimmy.