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My Friend Dahmer

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

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    A passing whim turned into a fascinating read

    I picked this book on a whim because I was currently enrolled in a scientific illustration class and while working on an assignment using the ink medium and I liked the art work and knew a little of Dahmer's story. In high school, all of us know that kid that is more than just a bit off. In college, there even seemed to be more of them. They pass by giving off a constantly odd vibe not only in conversation but in behavior as well. Multiple times, it seemed as if a chance to intervene and change the future might be possible, but this story is not one with a happy ending. If anything it provides a gripping and methodical account of the mental decline of a very lost soul.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2013

    Imagine one of your high-school friends turned out to be a notor

    Imagine one of your high-school friends turned out to be a notorious serial killer. This is exactly what happened to Derf Backderf who went to school with Jeffrey Dahmer and befriended the quirky teen. Backderf documents in stunning detail the early life of this pre-killer, including such gems as a fan club he created for Dahmer while in school. This intimate portrait is fascinating and avoids sensationalizing Dahmer and his monstrous misdeeds. What Backderf presents is a trouble teen and his own struggles in finding answers why Dahmer became who he did. I normally don’t review graphic novels, but once in a while one comes along that transcends all boundaries and My Friend Dahmer is exactly that. A gripping portrayal of high-school misfits who struggle to find their own identities. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Interesting read

    Exactly what it promises to be.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Really interesting insight into Dahmer from a high school friend

    Really interesting insight into Dahmer from a high school friends point of view. On top of that, the illustrations in a comic form were the first I've read like that and kept me wanting to read more.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    interesting

    A different look at a famous serial killer. Read it straight through

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Highly recommended

    The author saw Dahmer start to unravel while they were in high school together. In light of recent tragedies, his story is a cautionary tale to be heeded.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    read it

    A look into what high school was like for a serial killer. It really only shows what Jeff Dahmer was like in high school but the graphics and story do a nice job. Easy read, maybe an hour, a nice change between other novels.

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  • Posted December 19, 2012

    An interesting read. Didn't put it down until it was finished, i

    An interesting read. Didn't put it down until it was finished, including all the extras at the end. Was disappointed in Barnes & Noble, however, for not specifiying the Nook devices it would work on. Bought it & it wouldn't open on my Nook HD+. Good thing I still have my old Nook Color & it worked on that!

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  • Posted December 16, 2012

    very good read, great art.

    very good read, great art.

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    Posted November 5, 2012

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