Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on EarthChris Ware
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|genre||Literature and Fiction » General Literature|
|publish date||April 29, 2003|
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This is hands down the saddest book I’ve ever read. Read it, but don’t read it too quickly! It explores the pathetic life of a passive middle aged protagonist who’s basically a child, never taking initiative to do anything other than what he’s told. After decades of speculation and fantasizing, Jimmy goes to meet his father, and the story is intricately woven in with stories from the past — that of his own father’s childhood as well as his grandfather’s childhood in a way that examines the impact of trauma through generations. Jimmy Corrigan is heartbreaking, but brilliantly told.