2 October 2004

Ghost World, page 25

Ghost World, page 25

Ghost World, page 25. Enid mocks an ex-punk who's gone corporate and tries to defend her new look.

Ghost World is a tough book to defend. Its relentlessly bleak view, no matter how unique, is made bearable by its slight, 80 pages and its slightly hopeful moments. The title comes from Enid's repeated sightings of graffiti bearing those words and from her cynical struggle for identity in a world apparently lacking no solid form. One central concern--how can one be sincere and also desire to appear sincere--is also present in many forms in David Foster Wallace's short story collection Oblivion.

The movie [IMDB] differs greatly from the book, and contains more generally humorous scenes.

[ posted by sstrader on 2 October 2004 at 3:47:16 PM in Art , Current Interests ]