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Wilson
Wilson | Daniel Clowes
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Now a feature film with Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern A new paperback edition of the modern classic timed to the release of the Alexander Payne–produced film version. 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 one-sided 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. Daniel Clowes, one of the leading cartoonists of our time 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 spectrum of styles, the cartoonist of Ghost World, Ice Haven, and The Death-Ray gives us Wilson, his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.
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Maria514626
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He‘s a real crank but he grew on me. 3.5/5 ⭐️
If profanity bothers you, give this one a pass.

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julesG
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Wilson is a grouch. He might be a sociopath. He talks a lot and is very fond of his opinions.

At first, I thought this grouchyness would get old soon, but it is interesting to the last page.

BTW, this has explicit content.

#GhostCat was grumpy, too. HRH was annoyed that I wouldn't sit down so she could take a nap, she tried to scratch the wallpaper to get my attention.
#catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Cats have the moves! 5mo
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julesG
Wilson | Daniel Clowes
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Hygge magazines, a graphic novel, ACD's Lost World (how did you know I don't have a paper edition of this?), a beautiful Penguin Edition of Northanger Abbey.

😘😘😘😘😘 @Sarah83

Sarah83 I just hoped. 😊 5mo
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DefNotBanksy
Wilson | Daniel Clowes
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It was very satirical and dark.

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wonga
Wilson | Daniel Clowes
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Wilson was kind of a jerk, but he was also a lonely dog person so I gave him a new friend. 🐶💕

Dogearedcopy 😄 2y
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Bookies
Wilson | Daniel Clowes
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Interesting, quick read. Saw a preview for the film and decided to read it first. Wilson the character is insightful, crass, offensive, good, and selfish. Hard to like and likable. Each page is a scene from Wilson's life. Every one is kind of like its own short story with a punchline in the last panel. I read the first few and thought there was no connection, until the overall narrative became more clear. That's where the brilliance is.