The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman

The End of the Fucking World

'At 16, I pretended to fall in love with Alyssa.'Meet James and Alyssa, two teenagers facing the fears of coming adulthood. As their story is told through chapters which alternate each character's perspective, however, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn. With James's character becoming rapidly more sociopathic, they are forced to take a road trip that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye, and whic...


Details The End of the Fucking World

TitleThe End of the Fucking World
ISBN9781606996676
Author
Release DateAug 3rd, 2013
PublisherFantagraphics
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fiction, Young Adult, Graphic Novels Comics
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Reviews The End of the Fucking World

  • David Schaafsma
    2017-06-16
    Y'all younguns probably knew the acronym TEOTFW was the End of the Fucking World. Cute. Like the YA novel TTYL. But not really. I had this on my TBR (see what I am doing here? so hip with my use of acronyms!) 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 Cha...
  • Fabian
    2016-09-12
    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. This is a true pictorial achievement.
  • Jan Philipzig
    2014-07-31
    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 incr...
  • Scarlet Cameo
    2018-01-13
    English review at the bottom Todo 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...
  •  ✨ Dianna ✨ (mylifeasannaidreading)
    2018-02-18
    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 s...
  • Roberto
    2018-02-03
    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 ...
  • Sam Quixote
    2014-07-28
    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 ...
  • Carmen
    2018-01-09
    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...
  • Afro Madonna
    2018-01-28
    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!
  • George K.
    2018-06-07
    Μέσα στη βδομάδα κυκλοφόρησε στα ελληνικά από τις εκδόσεις Γράμματα το συγκεκριμένο κόμικ, πάνω στο οποίο βασίζεται και η σειρά του Netflix “The End of the Fucking World”. Ουσιαστικά δεν άργησα ούτε στιγμή να το αγοράσω, το τσίμπησα σήμερα το μεσημεράκι και το δ...
  • Anthony Vacca
    2018-03-08
    Much like Celebrated Summer, The End of the Fucking World is a simplistic exploration of teenage alienation that is easy on the fingers to flick through. Like an indie film with a non-existent budget from the 1990s, Forsman contrives an aimless roadtrip for a pair of teenage runaways that allows them to jeer at society, intimacy and the value of life, both human and animal. To make sure that these sentiments aren't subjected to too much scrutiny,...
  • Anuradha
    2018-01-06
    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 gri...
  • Neil (or bleed)
    2018-01-08
    It's fu**ing dark, sad and visceral.
  • Zainab Shah
    2018-05-17
    If I ever come across kids this rude and ill-mannered then help me God, I'll strangle them.
  • Vladimir Ćeha
    2018-02-15
    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 ...
  • ♠ Eze ♠
    2018-02-15
    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 titulo...Se 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 ver...
  • Rxmi
    2018-01-06
    "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 nove...
  • Jack Stark
    2018-02-03
    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 c...
  • Andrew
    2014-06-04
    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 teenager...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    2017-12-27
    Clean and simple artwork. Perfect to get into James' mind. That diner scene made me laugh at loud. Pure gold!
  • Gastón
    2017-11-14
    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, qu...
  • aiman.
    2018-05-27
    2.5__ THE SHOW IS SO BETTER!
  • Savir Husain Khan
    2018-03-05
    Two teenagers, with limited experience of the real world, go on a remiss trail. Both have a broken family and plenty of personal and emotional issues to deal with.I have decided to read this graphic novel as I am planning to watch the Netflix series of-of same name based on this book and those who already watched it suggested me to read the book first.I like the concept and Originality of emotions and their representation. Tale is dark and kind o...
  • Michelle {Book Hangovers}
    2018-03-05
    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
    2018-02-03
    Yes........... it is. The end of the fucking world . But not as good as Tv series
  • Elif Kurumahmut
    2018-02-01
    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.
  • Nicay │The Nerdy side of a Queen
    2018-01-09
    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 ...
  • Pierre
    2014-10-14
    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
    2018-01-07
    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 judg...
  • Maggie Kelmeckis
    2018-09-09
    ALVVVV :o what the hell? 😮😮😮