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David Boring

David Boring

(2000)
A Graphic Novel by

 
It's impossible to write about Daniel Clowes's work without using the word "ennui." But his is a joyous ennui, if such a thing is possible, one that relishes the boredom of everyday life with a Zen enthusiasm. The title David Boring reflects his self-aware humor and captures the essence of an ordinary man living through a larger-than-life story. The main character lives with his best friend, Dot, in a large city, each looking for love and meaning. David in particular is trying to understand his father, whom he knows only through an obscure comic book called "The Yellow Streak." Murder, obsession, sex, and war are all just distractions as he tries to construct a sensible portrait from the odd bits and pieces he finds in his travels. Clowes finds little miracles everywhere he looks--so many, in fact, that they seem hardly to interest him. This detachment perversely makes David Boring deeply compelling and worthy of serious attention from fans and newcomers alike. --Rob Lightner

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1900 : USA Hardback
Title: David Boring
Author(s): Daniel Clowes
ISBN: 0-375-40692-1 / 978-0-375-40692-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

November 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: David Boring
Author(s): Daniel Clowes
ISBN: 0-224-06323-5 / 978-0-224-06323-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: David Boring (Pantheon Graphic Novels)
Author(s): Daniel Clowes
ISBN: 0-375-71452-9 / 978-0-375-71452-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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