Wilson

Wilson

Comic Book - 2010
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AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SCREENWRITER AND AWARD-WINNING CARTOONIST

Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of onesided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption.Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a family--a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.

In the first all-new graphic novel from one of the leading cartoonists of our time, Daniel Clowes creates a thoroughly engaging, complex, and fascinating portrait of the modern egoist--outspoken and oblivious to the world around him.Working in a single-page-gag format and drawing in a spectrumof styles, the cartoonist of GhostWorld , Ice Haven , and David Boring gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.

Publisher: Montreal : Drawn and Quarterly ; New York : distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus & Giroux,, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781770460072
1770460071
Branch Call Number: GN Clow
Characteristics: 77 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 30 cm

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kwsmith
May 28, 2017

Wilson is a bitter misanthrope who desperately longs for real love, but that can be challenging when you genuinely hate society and every person in it. Clowes skillfully uses Wilson's acidic voice to espouse weighty social commentary about the empty worthlessness of modern life. This graphic novel was adapted into a 2017 Hollywood film staring Woody Harrelson.

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mclarjh
Apr 21, 2017

Always bitter, occasionally poignant. Connected single page stories.

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TheSandoz
Mar 24, 2017

Funny and touching story about an aging misanthrope.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Oct 03, 2015

I found Wilson to be entertaining and fun, especially because you can digest the story as you wish as it's all broken down into a series of one-page cartoons.

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