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My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER 2013 ALA/YALSA Alex Award 2014 Revelation Award at Angoulme 2015 ALA/YALSA Alex Award (Excellence in Narrative Nonfiction) You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmerthe most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripperseared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psychea shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget. Also available by Derf Backderf, Trashed. Praise for My Friend Dahmer: "The tone is sympathetic and enraged (Where were the damn adults?), while not excusing or making the story unduly fascinating. Backderfs writing is impeccably honest in not exculpating his own misdeeds . . . and quietly horrifying. A small, dark classic." Publishers Weekly (starred review)? "One of the best graphic novels I've read this year." -- USA Today's PopCandy "One of the most thought-provoking comics released in a long time." -- Slate.com? "Carefully researched and sourced with ample back matter, Backderfs tragic chronicle of what shouldnt have been is a real butt-kicker for educators and youth counselors as well as peers of other potential Dahmers. Highly recommended for professionals as well as true crime readers." Library Journal "This isnt a cautionary tale. Its insight sharedinsight arriving too late to save Dahmers victims, let alone Jeff himself, but perhaps soon enough to remind both teens and their caretakers that questioning peculiar behavior might be a better tack than ignoring or exploiting it." -- School Library Journal? "Fortunately, cartoonist Derf Backderf isn't one to avoid the troubling, even terrifying, truths that lurk in the dark recesses of that notorious serial killer's early lifeand modern American life itself." -- Foreword Reviews "A powerful, unsettling use of the graphic medium to share a profoundly disturbing story. . . . An exemplary demonstration of the transformative possibilities of graphic narrative." Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Masterful. . . a rich tale full of complexity and sensitivity . . . There's something about Dahmer's life and crimes that seems almost crafted for treatment in the murky world of comix. Yet it's empathy and nuance, not gore, that put My Friend Dahmer alongside Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and David Small's Stitches in the annals of illustrated literature." Cleveland Plain Dealer "A new classic of the graphic novel genre. . . . A moving book that qualifies as one of the great graphic novels, a work of art." Creative Loafing "A well-told, powerful story. Backderf is quite skilled in using comics to tell this tale of a truly weird and sinister 1970s adolescent world."?R. Crumb? "Anyone who opens My Friend Dahmer to satisfy a morbid curiosity, and likewise anyone who expects to find no more than a cynical publishing venture here, is bound for disappointment. It is a horrifying read, yes, not so much for what it reveals about the sad early (and inevitably terrible) life of Jeffrey Dahmer, but because of what it reveals about the bland emotional landscape of Middle America, in this vision a petri dish for psychoses in many degrees and forms.?Backderfs odd stylization, with figures that look like organic robots, is a perfect vehicle for this conception. His graphic approach is grotesque, droll, and it rags on reality as masses of kids knew and still know it.?Lots of books exist about the agonies and cruelty of the adolescent high school experience, but few so compellingly bring us straight into that soulless environment, showing the ways it can shelter, allow to burgeon, and, at the same time, be completely blind to real madness.?It wasnt easy reading this book, but Im glad I did."?David Small, author and illustrator of Stitches, a National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestseller "Stunning. Horrifying. Beautifully done."?Alison Bechdel, author and illustrator of Fun Home, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist "My Friend Dahmer is a brilliant graphic novel and surely ranks among the very best of the form. Like Alison BechdelsFun Home, the book plumbs a dark autobiographical mystery, trying in retrospect to understand actions and motivations to piece together the makings of a tragedy. Like Charles Burnss Black Hole, its a starkly etched portrait of the horror of high school in the 1970s. Comparisons aside, My Friend Dahmer is entirely original, boldly and beautifully drawn, and full of nuance and complexity and even a strange tenderness. Out of the sordid and grotesque details of Dahmers life, Derf has fashioned a moving and complex literary work of art."?Dan Chaon, award-winning author of Among the Missing and You Remind Me of Me "Just when you think you know all there is to know about Jeffrey Dahmer one of the most notorious criminals of the past centuryalong comes My Friend Dahmer, which adds significantly to our understanding of this rare form of psychopathology. The graphic novel format helps the reader appreciate the adolescent mind-set of Dahmers high school classmates. Although none of those who grew up with Dahmer expected to hear what they learned on July 22, 1991, when he was caught, no one was really surprised, either.?This unique book allows the reader to listen in on the fascinating reminiscences of those who watched the developing mind of a future serial killer."?Louis B. Schlesinger, PhD, Professor of Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice "Itd be so easy to pigeonhole and think that the reason you cant stop reading My Friend Dahmer is because it offers a voyeuristic peek inside the monster. And it does. But as it turns its self-aware eye on the boy who doesnt belong, the real magic trick is how equally hateful and sad you feel for the monster himself. This ones still haunting me."?Brad Meltzer, author of Identity Crisis and The Inner Circle, a #1 New York Times bestseller?? "As someone who walked the halls of Revere High School with both Backderf and Dahmer and was there from the beginning, I am astounded by the accuracy and truthfulness of this portrait. I know of no other work that so clearly shows the teenage days of an American monster, long before the rest of the world heard of him. Mesmerizing."?Mike Kukral, PhD, Revere High School class of 1978, Professor of Geography, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, author of Prague 1989: Theater of Revolution "If you want to read a heavy story about a disturbing teenager, My Friend Dahmer will certainly quench your dark little desires. But this book is about a lot of other things that matter much, much more: the institutionalized weirdness of the suburban seventies, what it means to be friends with someone you dont really like, a cogent explanation as to why terrible things happen, and a means for feeling sympathy toward those who dont seem to deserve it."?Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto?and The Visible Man "A solid job. Putrid serial killer Jeffrey Dahmers origins are explored in this fine book. Dig ititll hang you out to dry."?James Ellroy, author of My Dark Places and L.A. Confidential
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jlhammar
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I‘ve lost a lot of reading time this past week to this Netflix series! Very disturbing and wow, Evan Peters (as Dahmer) is impressive.

I read the tagged graphic memoir several years ago and would definitely recommend to readers of true crime. Backderf was Dahmer‘s classmate in 1970s Ohio. He‘s looking back at what he and others knew of this boy who became the man who took so many lives and destroyed many others.

#OminousOctober #Monster

Tamra Holy crap. I have started this and honestly, I don‘t know that I can continue bc Peters is so creepy. What a talented actor! 2mo
Jemgirl2014 He‘s brilliant! I love him in American Horror Story! 2mo
AllDebooks @Tamra I did exactly the same, 20 mins into 1st episode...chilling!!! 2mo
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Eggs Don‘t think I could read or watch …. Great choice! 2mo
jlhammar @Jemgirl2014 @Tamra He really is! I can‘t imagine playing a role like that. I also loved him in Mare of Easttown. @AllDebooks I had to cover my eyes for some scenes! 2mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I've watched it...and it is truly disturbing. Hopefully, Evan Peters is not a method actor... 😳 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t know if I can watch it 😱 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @jlhammar I haven‘t heard of that one! Will have to check it out. 2mo
sherrisilvera I'm 2 episodes in. Evan Peters really had creepy down between this and AHS. 2mo
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Emilymdxn
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A really truly difficult read, but an important lens to look at a really terrible person through. The writer was at high school with Dahmer and records his and his friends‘ memories of him, including some very very creepy material, but more importantly the huge number of times adults at school could have noticed and intervened in his life. This is the story of a truly frightening person and also a school full of adults that failed to step in.

Emilymdxn I liked how the writer focused on what he knew and, tastefully, didn‘t try to depict anything that happened with his victims later. I know from some other stuff I‘ve read that the families of victims don‘t like to have that stuff depicted 2mo
Emilymdxn Feels weird to tag a book like this for Scarathlon but I did read it in October so #scarathlon2022 @Clwojick +16 2mo
Clwojick I want to watch the show! 2mo
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wisherwishinguponastar
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This arrived in the mail today! Thanks so much @HeathHof ! I had a lot of fun with you guys @Maggie4483 . On that note, is it ok if I hold on to “The Serial Killer Whisperer” for one more week @Patchshank ? I failed at staying on track this month.

Patchshank Yeah. Keep it as long as you need. 5mo
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HeathHof
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Finished this one up this afternoon for #lmpbc. Nice pick wasn't 100% what to expect going into this and am glad the author didn'tgo too much into the murders b/c idk how that would have worked with a graphic novel but his reflections were interesting although not super in depth, which I understand, given his age at the time of the " friendship". Thank you for the bookmark ? I will mail this back to you tomorrow.
@booksellerofyourdiscontent

HeathHof @Patchshank @Maggie4483 Thank you all for a great round! 👏👏👏 5mo
wisherwishinguponastar @HeathHof @Patchshank @Maggie4483 We should do it again some time! It was fun delving into some true crime with you guys! 5mo
Maggie4483 @booksellerofyourdiscontent @HeathHof @Patchshank it was fun! Thank you for letting me join you for my first #LMPBC! 5mo
HeathHof @booksellerofyourdiscontent this is in its way home to you and is on track to arrive Saturday. 5mo
HeathHof @Maggie4483 it was great having you join us!! :) 5mo
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Maggie4483
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So plan was to finish up my #LMPBC and get it in the mail yesterday. But then the bottom of my car fell off. 🤬
The worst part is that it forced me to do the thing I hate doing the most: asking for help. Twice.
My cars fixed(ish). Apparently it doesn‘t NEED a bottom. (It‘s just preferable).
Anyway, My Friend Dahmer will be in the mail tomorrow, @HeathHof
Tonight: 🍷

wisherwishinguponastar Ah! I am glad everything is ok! Car stuff makes my head spin, so sending good vibes your way!!! 6mo
Maggie4483 @booksellerofyourdiscontent thank you! Fortunately I work with people who know about car stuff, so I was able to get some help there. But it happened after everyone else was gone for the day, and I don‘t have a lot of friends or family close by that I felt comfortable calling for help right then. 6mo
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Maggie4483
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Started on this immediately when I got home yesterday, and forgot to take a picture or make a post. I have been so excited to read it!
Also, Thank you for the cards, @Patchshank !!!
#LMPBC #TrueCrime

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Patchshank
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I forgot to take a picture, but here's one of kitty reading his favorite book.

I really enjoyed My Friend Dahmer. I dont want to give away too much since its a #LMPBC.

It shows an outsider's perspective of a person turning into a monster and the red flags that lead up to it.

I'll send it later today and email the tracking to @Maggie4483.

@Mynameisacolour @booksellerofyourdiscontent

wisherwishinguponastar Glad you liked it, too. The art really sets the mood. 8mo
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Patchshank
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Just got the book! Looking forward to starting it!

#LMPBC
@booksellerofyourdiscontent @Mynameisacolour @Maggie4483

wisherwishinguponastar Thank. Goodness. I was going to drive to your house myself and give it to you if it came back again! 8mo
Patchshank @booksellerofyourdiscontent haha. I would have given the post office a few choice words if it happened again. 8mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 8mo
Maggie4483 I‘m so looking forward to this one! 8mo
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wisherwishinguponastar
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Finished my #lmpbc #groupt book! It also was my March #bookspin ! I won‘t go in to specifics, but it was a very interesting format for true crime and the art fit very well with the story Backderf was telling. I hope you guys enjoy!

HeathHof Awesome, really looking forward to this one! 9mo
wisherwishinguponastar @Mynameisacolour I had to remind myself to leave notes. It just got sucked in to the story a couple times. 9mo
Patchshank Im excited to read this one. Its been on my TBR for awhile. 9mo
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LostInSpace
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Well written and well drawn.

A sad and scary insight into the teenage years of Jeffrey Dahmer.

Troubled from the start, with a family that never paid him any attention, no friends and completely isolated, life was very lonely for Dahmer.

Haunted by his thoughts and fantasies, this is the start of him becoming a monster who would go on to kill.

A really interesting though sad (for all involved) read.

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MsRadioSilence
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Not a fan. So he had a bad home life and every adult around him failed him. So he was an outcast and an oddball and only had friends bc he was ableist and made fun of people. I‘m glad Backderf has sympathy for Dahmer, bc you‘ll be hard pressed to find any from me. This book was way too apologetic, and not towards the people whose lives were ruined bc of one man. No thanks, I‘d prefer not to sympathize with someone who brutally murdered others.

MsRadioSilence I‘m not sure what I was expecting, but I‘m just really not here for sympathizing with a serial killer who knew he had problems and, if the Notes are to be believed, did have at least one person trying to help. Anyways. I need a palate cleanser. 13mo
MsRadioSilence ALSO ALSO the author tried to make a joke bc he once talked to Dahmer dressed as H**ler and never once mentioned that that‘s antisemitic as f*ck and he was wrong for it? And all the ableism jokes he also didn‘t think to apologize for in 2012 when this was published? Dude. What the f*ck did I just waste my time on?? 13mo
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GHABI4ROSES
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#dailycheckin I have thought of my beloved Littens for weeks! I THINK that I am now caught up with you, soooo Happy 2021, and Happy Reading! Hopefully we resume #potteraday as suggested, it will keep me better in touch, lol, I swear. Doing a January #readathon on Goodreads, going for 5 books this month. I plan to start the second #GameOfThrones on the 1st of March, because I read the #losersclub selection, in case anyone wants to join me!

bthegood I'll be touching base with #potteraday finishing book 5😊 2y
GHABI4ROSES @bthegood Your timing! I am looking for a Reading Buddy for Harry Potter 6 & 7. Let me know if you have a plan to start Harry Potter 6, since March is being considered to start on the Icka book. 2y
bthegood @GHABI4ROSES will probably be toward end of February 👍😊 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Hello lovely litsy community!

My 10 yr wedding anniversary with my husband is coming up and I have no clue what to get him. He recently read this and loved it. So I was wondering if any one could suggest other graphic novels similar to this. He has read Chew and started Saga.

Thank you for your help!

#pleasehelp #recommendations

vivastory If he hasn't read Backderf's other graphic novels, I def recommend. Esp. Trashed which I found both very humorous & informative. I'd also recommend Craig Thompson's “Habibi“ (the artwork alone is stunning), Charles Burns' “Black Hole“ (kind of like a gn version of the movie “It Follows“. Read this years ago & it still creeps me out) Jeff Lemire's “Underwater Welder“ or his book “Roughneck“. Hope that helps! 2y
charl08 In addition to @vivastory recommendations - Might he like "My Favourite Thing is Monsters?" There's a great monthly GN review column in The Guardian too - although it's dangerous reading! https://www.theguardian.com/books/series/graphic-novel-of-the-month 2y
Karkar He might like 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @vivastory @charl08 @Karkar thank you so much!!! Now I have gift ideas for other occasions! You guys rock. 2y
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magyklyXdelish
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There really isn‘t anything new to learn here. Future serial killer has messed up home life, no friends, behaves strangely — not really groundbreaking.

More thoughts on my goodreads review ~

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magyklyXdelish
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Went a little crazy at my library but I was excited to be back inside finally.

JoScho Oh great stack. I loved NOS4A2 🖤 2y
magyklyXdelish @JoScho I‘ve been putting it off due to the sheer size of it but I‘m ready to tackle it this summer 2y
JoScho It is large but if you need to mix it up the audio is great as well. 2y
magyklyXdelish @JoScho I‘m such a purist when it comes to reading. I dislike ebooks. I had my first audio book experience with good omens when I was struggling to finish it. I need to broaden my horizons more instead of turning up my nose to things 😂 2y
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SquirmyBookwormy
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An account of Jeffrey Dahmer‘s high school days as told by one of his high school classmates. Both interesting and creepy, and can be read in one sitting.

ElizaMarie They have the movie version of it too. I really enjoyed both (graphic novel and movie) 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Doing a quick re-read of tagged book for tomorrow's book club meeting!

ElizaMarie I loved it!!! 2y
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kimmypete1
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Fascinating and disturbing.

bibliobliss Liked it 3y
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FantasyChick
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Meh.

I've always been interested in Dahmer and this is definitely an interesting and behind-the-scenes look at the man behind the murders but I just think true crime stories aren't exactly graphic novel material. The third party, high school view just didn't do much for me. Though I did find the sources at the end to be an interesting read.

#screamathon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Schnoebs I loved his other book a lot if you like a mash up of fiction and nonfiction 3y
FantasyChick My favorite kind! Thanks for the rec @Schnoebs I'll check it out! 3y
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Even after reading some of #Triptych and watching Nightmare on Elm Street, this wasn‘t the best thing to read before bed, regardless of it being a graphic novel.
BECAUSE IT HAPPENED.
IT WAS REAL.
Drawn and written by author-artist and former classmate ‘Derf,‘ he constructs a clear picture of how a mentally disturbed Dahmer grew up in an environment that shaped him into a serial killer. So many signs. So little done.

#TeamSlaughter +4
@Clwojick

kamoorephoto Theme +2
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night_shift This graphic novel was so terrible. There were many signs that went pretty much ignored. Makes you wonder if he got any positive input if things might've ended up differently. 3y
kamoorephoto @UnidragonFrag Alarm bells were ringing all over the place. How were they so blind? I guess it‘s always easy to see it in hindsight but NO ONE stepped in at all. Shameful. 3y
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I hate liked this book. I loved this small glimpse into who Dahmer was as a teen - however, I feel also like the man the wrote it is capitalizing on a loosely based “friendship” with a teen Dahmer he only hung out with because he (Dahmer) was the source of a good laugh. I could just be overly critical of the material but it made the book seem hollow. #dahmer #onesitreads

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I always thought his mom was messed up....but she literally left him. It was like she just didn‘t give a crap about the kid at all. I mean...I‘m sure he was weird but how do you just move on with your life and leave your son alone? #serialkillersunday #questions #dahmer #onesitreads

GHABI4ROSES Loving these tags! More, please! 2y
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Julsmarshall
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Oof. Quick, disturbing read. The artwork is unique and interesting, the story is personal and compelling. While I think it is important to understand the twisted brains of people like Dahmer, I‘m glad he is gone.

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Julsmarshall
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Turning off the news and going dark. #currentread

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Well-ReadNeck
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Victoriahoperose I really liked this book! 3y
Henrik_Madsen Great review about a book with a really disturbing theme. 3y
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Gina
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This morning's treadmill distraction.

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BookishRedhead
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Different kind of memoir.
If you didn't know who he was then you might feel sorry for him.
Classic kind of tragic life.

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fandom_hellspawn99
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Wow, honestly a real eye opener. It's one of those types of stories where even some kind of adult intervention could have drastically changed his life and saved so many lives. I guess without people like him though we wouldn't be able to figure out key signs to prevent future serial killers or catch them sooner. Either way, it shines a light from a different side from someone who actually met him and knew him, well, to what he let them know.

vivastory Great review. I thought it was an interesting book, I also recommend Backderf's strangely compelling & informative graphic novel 4y
fandom_hellspawn99 I'll definitely check it out! His works have intriguiged me! @vivastory 4y
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fandom_hellspawn99
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#WonderousWednesday @Eggs
1. I don't know why, I don't remember much about my childhood, but well I was about 5 and some little boy kicked sand in my baby brother's eyes so I clotheslined him off the swingset. Good times 😂
2. Younger brother
3. About 3 months ago
4. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
5. @Birdsong28 @Cinfhen

Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag 😘📚📖 4y
Cinfhen Thanks for thinking of me 🥰 it‘s really amazing what our minds remember 4y
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Sarz
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3 ⭐
I picked this up on a whim because I have a fascination with serial killers. I enjoyed Backderf's writing style and artwork, but I also felt like he was trying to capitalise on a vague association that he used to have with someone who's now infamous.

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m.galehuxley
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This was interesting. Usually, stories about serial killers skim through early life and focus on the horror. Now it‘s time to watch the movie.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Today is the first day of #halfbloodbingo #bookbingo and I started off with some quick reads. This graphic novel was eerie and full of potent for everyone things to come. A cool read.

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AdaChivers
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An amazing and shocking graphic novel about the youth of a real life serial killer.

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AlizaApp
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Makes you think about what could have been different if literally anyone had noticed how troubled Dahmer was a kid. But for all that, as Backderf tells it, there were some guys who were willing to accept him, weirdness and all, giving him what he would later recall as the only friends he‘d had.

NikkiRobson73 I loved this book did you see the movie yet? 4y
AlizaApp @NikkiRobson73 not yet, but now I want to! 4y
RebL People noticed. He was at school at 7a drunk. There was no mandatory reporting and people didn‘t dive into other people‘s business. I think too many looked away. Also, as time goes by, I‘m increasingly angered that blame is heaped on JD‘s mom! 4y
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sophierayton
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This is brilliant! Graphic psychological memoirs are where it's at. Very good.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Halfway to #24B42019 !!!!

This graphic memoir is banana pants!! 🍌👖

Well documented and drawn, Backderf recounts what he remembers and pieces together about serial killer Jeffery Dahmer from high school. Creepy.

Leftcoastzen You should check out the film. 4y
LaLecture I really liked this one too! I think it‘s fascinating to see the back story of someone people only know as a horrible serial killer. If Dahmer‘s parents or teachers had been more attentive and if he had gotten professional help, maybe many other things wouldn‘t have happened 🤔. This graphic novel really made be think about things like that. 4y
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Victoriahoperose
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Not what I expected, but even better than what I thought. This is a detailed graphic novel about Jeffrey Dahmer‘s early life before he became the killer everyone knows him as. The artwork is fantastic and the story is impossible to put down. Coming round the bend with my last kitty buddy, Gatsby, cuddling with me to help finish out one more hour for 24b4monday!

BeansPage Woohoo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Andrew65 Simply superb, well done! 👍🙌😊👏😁 4y
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snicole01
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It was an amazing and interesting book loved it. And all my friends has borrowed it and they said they loved it to

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Jeg
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A complete departure from what I usually read. I‘m not a fan of graphic novels or serial killers! However my brother was talking about the movie made based on this book and of course my graphic loving partner had a copy . She got it at an op shop for $2 and had never read it. A look at his early life by someone who went to school with him. Before the killings. Interesting but alarming. @MrsMalaprop

Rissreads Now that does sound interesting! 4y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2018Book98
While the art style of this graphic novel wasn't my favorite, the book itself was great. Backderf shows the world in which Dahmer grew up, offering insight into what might have led him down the path he ultimately took. My favorite thing about this, though, was Backderf's insistence that no one forced Dahmer to become a killer; he made that decision on his own.

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JacintaMCarter
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I assume my level of excitement about reading this would be considered inappropriate by polite society.

Leftcoastzen I saw the movie! I felt my interest was maybe a bit inappropriate.If that makes sense.Movie was good but.. 4y
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Lexikal
My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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Creepy look at Jeff Dahmer's adolescence and his slow decline inro madness.

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ElizaMarie
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I loved it! The writing. The horrible “adults” who just didn‘t bother (okay they aren‘t horrible but...) the drawing. Oh and the movie adaptation was so worth the watch

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DiruVamp
My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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Omg @BlameJennyJane completely and totally spoiled me!! I absolutely love everything!!! I want to dive right into all three of books with a cup of tea and my candy at my side! Those Pops are FANTASTIC and I will get a ton of use out of that cool notebook! Thank you so much!!! 💜 #itstrulycriminalswap

FantasyChick I dont think I realized how much I needed killer Pops until right now!! 4y
DiruVamp @FantasyChick IKR!!! They are amazing! 4y
JenlovesJT47 So awesome!! 💚💚💚 4y
BlameJennyJane Yay!!! I‘m so happy you are delighted. I had a lot of fun picking things out for you. 🤗🤗🤗 4y
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nikirtehsuxlol
My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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bridge12
My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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Had to reread this one because @KUBuckeye and I were discussing it the other day. Quick read and I really enjoy the style of comic the author drew. Highly depressing, but still a great insight into the early years of #JeffreyDahmer

KUBuckeye And that conversation was totally normal. 4y
bridge12 @KUBuckeye always talking murder with you! 4y
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ClairesReads
My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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This is an excellent graphic novel. This isn‘t the tale of Dahmer‘s crimes, but instead, a personal examination of an adolescence which left one young man, isolated in the face of immense challenge and internal turmoil. What I found most powerful, was the way that Backderf consistently illustrates the missed opportunities to help. He leaves us with the enduring question- where were the adults?

everfree7 Wow, that looks difficult to read 4y
Echo This book is sooo good! 4y
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ClairesReads
My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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#readharder2018 a comic written and illustrated by the same person.

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executivespooky
My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf

So excited to read this!

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