My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer
Derf Backderf

Unlike many of the other cold-blooded, psychotic serial killers that we've seen throughout history, there's something remarkably "different" about Dahmer’s mind, his story, and his life. He had a considerably normal upbringing and, during his school days, most of his peers viewed him as a completely harmless outsider. This graphic novel was written by one of his high school classmates, and chronicles his early experiences with Dahmer – before he committed his heinous crimes. This is a mesmerizing, creepy, and an absolutely incredible inside look into the mind of a sociopathic killer. — Recommended by Anah, City Lights Books

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.

Title My Friend Dahmer
Author Derf Backderf
Publisher Abrams ComicArts
Title First Published 01 March 2012
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 1419702173
ISBN-13 9781419702174
Publication Date 01 March 2012
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.

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