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The End of the Fucking World
Title : The End of the Fucking World
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ISBN : 9781606996676
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 136

TEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character's perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James's character exhibits a rapidly formTEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character's perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James's character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fantasies and begins to act on them, while Alyssa remains as willfully ignorant for as long as she can, blinded by young love. Forsman's story highlights the disdain, fear and existential search that many teenagers fear, but through a road trip drama that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye. Forsman's inviting, Charles Schulz-influenced style lends a deadpan quality that underscores the narrative's tension. The End of the Fucking World is certain to be one of the most talked-about graphic novels of 2013. Forsman is arguably the most acclaimed talent to come out of the Center for Cartoon Studies, a school founded in 2004 by graphic novelist James Sturm and educator Michelle Ollie in White River Junction, VT. Forsman graduated in 2008 and is a two-time Ignatz Award-winner for his self-published minicomic, Snake Oil. The End of the Fucking World is his first graphic novel.


The End of the Fucking World Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    Y'all younguns probably knew the acronym TEOTFW was the End of the Fucking World. Cute. Like the YA novel TTYL. I had this on my TBR list for a long time, had tried and failed to get it through my library system and forgotten altogether what it was about. At first glance it looks a bit like the simply and sketchily drawn diary comics I had just read, Jeffery Brown- and Charles Schultz-influenced. Looks like--and is--a coming-of-age story for two disaffected teens, James and Alyssa.Then it turns [...]

  • Scarlet Cameo

    English review at the bottomTodo cómic esta compuesto por dos aspectos: historia y dibujo, y en este caso ambos tienen mucho potencial que en realidad nunca llega a ser explotado.Vamos primero por la historia (y personajes). Dos adolescentes escapan de casa y terminan siendo víctimas de la Ley de Murphy aderezada con sangre y satanismo. Si bien mi "resumen" es bastante escueto, representa bien lo que pasa en el cómic y hasta suena interesante ¿Qué es lo que sale mal? La falta de desarrollo, [...]

  • Jan Philipzig

    TEotFW reads like an updated, rougher version of Terrence Malick's 1974 masterpiece Badlands. While Malick's movie is narrated by a teenage girl who runs away with a charming but violent young greaser, Charles Forsman's comic book alternates the perspectives of its two young runaway protagonists. In both cases the narration is at the same time strikingly honest and fatally inept, and in both cases the female teenager turns a blind eye on the increasingly antisocial and brutal behavior of her mal [...]

  • Fabian

    Impressive gonzo violence comes in such a sweet lethal package! This gives a wicked jolt of invigorating life energy to squiggles and shapes and letters on white paper. A true pictorial achievement!!

  • Dianna (crows before hoes) ✨

    Have you seen the Netflix show The End of the F***ing World? If not, then you should definitely check it out. I loved that show. It was based on this graphic novel about two murderous cinnamon rolls, James and Alyssa and their seemingly innocent and simple teenage life. It quickly turned somewhat morbid as James realized he's a sociopath and acts on his violent fantasies. Blinded by young love, Alyssa remained ignorant as long as she can. Their story somewhat reminded me of Bonnie and Clyde and [...]

  • Roberto

    The dark side of the lifeSono in libreria, giro tra gli scaffali. Mi colpisce questo libretto di piccolo formato, dalla copertina nera rigida dal titolo "particolare". Non capisco bene di cosa tratti, quindi apro la prima pagina e inizio a leggere. E bang, ciò che leggo è esattamente l'opposto di ciò che immaginerei debba esserci in una graphic novel. Linguaggio diretto (diciamo così), autolesionismo, droga, sesso, violenza. Ma non mi riesco a fermare e continuo a leggere le duecento pagine [...]

  • Carmen

    My head is still spinning in circles. These teenagers, these youngsters are miles away from me, from my life. I had a happy adolescence-if such a thing exists-I thought I had problems but the truth is I inhabited a bubble, maybe I still do. The great thing of art la That it forces you out of T hat bubble and makes you see that people experience life in different ways, that sometimes isolation hurts people and it makes them crave for violence as a weird sort if retaliationat everybody can have li [...]

  • Sam Quixote

    First of all - amazing title! Second of all - AMAZING BOOK! The End of the Fucking World (or TEOTFW) is about two teenagers, James and Alyssa, who decide to run away from home together. Their journey starts out somewhat romantic then becomes increasingly more desperate and tragic until they become like the modern Bonnie and Clyde. I read Charles Forsman’s Celebrated Summer a couple months ago and loved its quietly devastating intensity in such a relatively short comic about a couple of friends [...]

  • Afro Madonna

    The Netflix series of this took me by surprise and left me in the deepest of feels and absolutely shook. It was that good. I absolutely loved it and got excited when i realized it was based on this graphic novel. Netflix really did a great job of bringing the vision of this book to life and foreal y'all need to read AND watch the tv show!

  • Anuradha

    I love books and movies of the dark comedy variety. I also have a soft corner for (well-written) teenage/high school stories. Also, the show based on this book is fucking brilliant. For these reasons, I decided to read this book, which, by the way, is incredibly hard to find. The book, however, in comparison to the show, is vastly underwhelming. Where the show was rich, complex and absolutely a delight to watch, while maintaining its original gritty undertones, the book was too bleak, too abrupt [...]

  • Neil (or bleed)

    It's fu**ing dark, sad and visceral.

  • ♠ Eze ♠

    La historia tiene potencial. Pero el arte, la forma de contarla, todo lo demas para ser exactos, deja mucho que desear.Deberia ser algo profundo, que nos llegue a la fibra de los sentimientos. Pero es dificil cuando de entrada tenes una carilla. Con solo una palabra. Cinco veces seguidas. Solo para formar el tituloSe lo nota hecho con aburrimiento y pereza.Creo que el autor apuntaba a crear algo similar a "El Club de la Pelea", pero en una version adolescente. La forma que utiliza para contar la [...]

  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner

    Clean and simple artwork. Perfect to get into James' mind. That diner scene made me laugh at loud. Pure gold!

  • Rxmi

    "I was not her protector. She was mine."Llegué a esta lectura gracias a la serie de Netflix que, siendo sincera, me encantó. No sólo por la historia sino por el look Wes Anderson (pero oscuro) que tiene en cómo está contada y dirigida. Si bien la serie se aleja en varias cosas de la historia, mantiene el objetivo y termina estando mucho más desarrollada, lo cual enriquece bastante la historia y los personajes de Charles.En cuanto a la novela: me gustó el arte, me gustó el punto de Forsma [...]

  • C.J. Stark ☮️

    1.259772 stars.You can read my more in depth review of this on my blog, where I compare the TV show and the comic - Random Melon Reads! I love the TV show, but the comic falls flat in a number of areas. The artwork is bland and boring and the story is rushed. The characters are two dimensional and I just couldn’t connect with them. Alyssa uses a homophobic insult at one point, and as much as she was shouting it to an abusive person, I can’t condone that. Don’t let this tarnish how good the [...]

  • Nicay │The Nerdy side of a Queen

    It's a disturbing, adventurous and f*cking good story.At first I can't comprehend what would be the story all about, but that's the reason of the story — for us readers to go with the flow with James and Alyssa.They were two young adults who were trying to find themselves by going on some 'weird' adventure. I still don't know what to feel about this, but the fact that no matter how flawed the characters were, I'm beginning to love them.And I'm also shocked that Netflix adapted this comic story [...]

  • Andrew

    There's a lot to like in this book. I guess my favourite thing about it was the pacing and the play between the text and the art. The author definitely has a good understanding of how words and drawings go together in a comicbook. I enjoyed the simple art style for the most part, but there were some panels that seemed a bit lazy - perhaps with stylistic intent, but I feel like they could have been refined.The story is about a couple lost teenagers going on a disastrous road-trip (or hometown run [...]

  • Michelle Book Hangovers

    I ship James and Alyssa so hard!! This was good. Check out the Netflix series. I can honestly say: the show was better!

  • Nazrul Islam

    Yes it is. The end of the fucking world . But not as good as Tv series

  • Vladimir Ćeha

    Having watched the TV series, I decided to read the comic, but, to my surprise, I found it weak and even dull. The comic is told in a simple way, it's like a flat line that ends at some point, without evoking any real emotions along the way. It was interesting to see some of the episodes that were used in the TV series, but, in the end, I would recommend watching TEOTFW instead of reading it. It's one of those rare examples where the adaption is actually better than the original.

  • Pierre

    A remarkably touching graphic novel. Simple yet very effective art.Pathos, isolation, and alienation expressed through the drawn line.Highly recommended to those who appreciate the graphic novel as art and those who never read graphic novels as an initiation to the art form.

  • Alex | findingmontauk1

    The End of the Fucking World is a graphic novel by Charles Forsman that, on the surface, chronicles a young sociopath boy and his girlfriend as they embark on a small road trip to escape the mediocrity of their lives at home.  I decided to take a chance and buy the hardcover of this because I found out it was going to be a British TV show on Netflix.  I am always "that guy" who has to read something before watching it (mainly so I can be a judgy bloke and feel all worldly and pretentious becau [...]

  • Elif Kurumahmut

    Parça pinçik bir kitaptı ya. Dizisini izlemeseydim olayları anlamazdım kesinlikle. Ama şimdi bu kitabın sonu ile dizinin sonu aynı sayılır, bu demek oluyor ki ikinci sezon çizgi romandan bağımsız olacak. İlk defa bi diziyi kitabından daha çok sevdim.

  • Michael Kurt

    In some ways the Netflix show is better, but the comic is worth picking up even if you have seen it. There are some parts of the comic that are brutal and heartbreaking. It was really well done.

  • Nashid

    A deeply insightful look into the feeling of nothingness through a teenager's eye - how a person can feel almost nothing and how that affects him and the others who are around. With very few words and minimal imagery, an unusual but totally relatable boy comes to life

  • Peter Landau

    My son and I watched the Netflix adaptation of THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD, then I bought all the Charles Forsman comics I could find. This is the last of the bunch I’ve read and one of the best. It’s episodic like the TV show, but subtler and stranger. Forsman reminds me of when I was a boy and all my stories ended with an atomic explosion. I’ve grown into a wimp, who has less tolerance for violence, gratuitous or not, and sometimes the story feels sadistic. But, like I said, that might [...]

  • Sabrina Ye

    3.25~3.5 stars.I'm almost 18. And I think I understand. What people mean to each other.Well, I think the tv series is definitely better than the original one. I do like the book tho, its style is plain but really brings out the cold, desperate touch of the story. And the ending breaks my heart more than the adapted one 😢. I hope the tv series will have season 2.(view spoiler)[(I know the end of the season 1 is perfect enough but I JUST DON'T WANT ANYTHING HAPPEN TO JAMES MY POOR BABY OKAY ) ( [...]

  • Anna Z

    I finished the Netflix adaption of this comic in one night and was obsessed with it. Seriously brilliant. The source material however severely lacking.The art style is overly simple. The whole book took around 5 minutes to read, and there was zero character devolopment or story devolopment. This could have really been something if it was given depth.

  • Hannah Garden

    This book is good. It stars a yucky little jerk and his dishrag girlfriend and their unkind adventures a la if Mickey and Mallory were homely, disaffected teens. The look is super drawin-in-yr-notebook-in-math-class plain jane, keeping the brutal storyline close-to-the-bone. There's a devil worshipper who if you wondered what Lucy van Pelt might grow up to look like if she aged lonely in Utah or some shit, there you go. This sounds like a kind of pissy dismal review but it's a pissy dismal story [...]

  • Gastón

    The End of the Fucking World es un "road comic" de dos adolescentes enamorados y con un alto grado de violencia. Me remitió a Natural Born Killers porque se cagan en todo aquel que se les cruza, lo cual les termina trayendo problemas con una secta satánica (¿o satanista?). Interesante propuesta, lástima que la brevedad de los cuadros no permite un buen desarrollo de personajes. Aún así es un comic muy divertido, con bastante humor negro, que se lee y disfruta rápidamente.