Bookstore Find – My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

Back in April, I picked this one up as a birthday gift to myself. I know there are some true crime fans out there! Has anyone else picked this one up yet?

MY FRIEND DAHMER – Derf Backderf

I’ve been wanting to get into more graphic novels, and I figured this was a good jumping off point. Might as well combine it with another genre you love.

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Here’s the synopsis:

You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer — the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper — seared 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 psyche — a 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.

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