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Sort order. Mar 16, Melki rated it really liked it Shelves: I would never have expected a book like this to be so mesmerizing.
After all, it's just Harvey Pekar, sitting Swingers Personals in Confluence talking to people An ex-con winds up as limo-driver to the chattibg. One man relates the problems encountered when moving a diner from Atlantic City to Cleveland. Pekar tells of his low-budget trip to a speaking engagement in West Virginia.
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Harvey Pekar was a unique individual. It's rare Virfinia see such enthusiasm for the beauty of everyday life. Oct 16, Sam Quixote rated it really liked it. There are no superheroes or dramatic storylines, and no colour — Pekar wrote about ordinary people, usually living in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and their lives as well as his own life fflight a file clerk.
Pekar searches for his daily stipend for food Sexual encounter Elizabeth filming a cameo in an independent film and buys a cnatting Wana West Virginia delayed flight chatting of shoes: I am already a Harvey Pekar fan so I know I like his brand of comics storytelling but anyone thinking if comics are all sex and violence and capes should definitely be pointed toward a Pekar book for an alternative perspective.
May 20, Vanessa rated it liked it. A coworker returned from a weekend trip to Cleveland with a stolen wallet and stories about how busted downtown Cleveland is the same day Wana West Virginia delayed flight chatting picked this book up. All rather fitting somehow because I'm sure the late Harvey Pekar could have gone somewhere strangely compelling with this story. This posthumous collection of vignettes about Pekar's life a trip to Huntington for a low rent book festival, the story of a friend's experience owning a diner, etc.
For all of his r A coworker returned from a weekend trip to Cleveland with a stolen wallet and Wana West Virginia delayed flight chatting about how busted downtown Cleveland is the same day I picked this book up. For all of his reputation as a curmudgeon, Pekar comes across as someone really engaged with other people. My favorite story is the final one, "On the Fly", about his trip to Huntington.
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Big Fun's blog has a story written by their owner, Steve, about his relationship with Harvey, the breakfast meeting described in the book and the surreal experience of being turned into a graphic novel. There's also a surprisingly touching preface written by Anthony Bourdain yes, that Bourdain. Farewell Harvey.
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View all 7 comments. Dec 19, Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Huntington, West Virginia On the Wana West Virginia delayed flight chatting by Harvey Pekar is a collection of four short memoirs presented in a graphic novel format.
Pekar is best known for his American Splendor series, but I haven't read it. These stories are conversations and interviews Pekar did with people he met on his tours after American Splendor was adapted for film. All of these vignettes are illustrated by Summer McClinton. The first story begins in his home town with Hollywood Bob, his favorite limo driver. The vignette fligh Huntington, West Virginia On the Fly by Harvey Pekar is a collection of Virginai short memoirs presented Hartford phone chat line free for men a graphic novel format.
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The last story works as a matching bookend for Hollywood Bob. Pekar has reached his destination, Huntington, West Virginia and a small book convention.
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While he can't get his promised per diem, he does get a chance to cameo in a small indie film. Although others have said this book will only appeal delayrd those who have read American Splendor, I disagree.
Certainly, that familiarity would be a lure, but the book stands alone just fine. It's a quick, compelling and entertaining read.
May 09, Telmo Fernandes rated it it was ok. Nov 11, Kathy Ferrell rated it really liked it. Harvey wrote a book about my home town. I met him when he was here for Wana West Virginia delayed flight chatting book festival. Harvey was honest about the way things are done here, and the book made quite Wana West Virginia delayed flight chatting few of our citizens angry, as books about overly self-important small towns always do.
I enjoyed the skewering, myself. This is by far NOT one of his best. I only especially enjoyed it because of the personal connection.
Many of his other works are much better. View 1 comment. May 06, Peacegal rated it really liked it.
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This one chwtting a lot of fun, and I have the added satisfaction Wana West Virginia delayed flight chatting the story partially being set in my home state. I loved the fact that Mr. Pekar is a vegetarian--although the kind who happily indulges in French fries, chips, and other snack foods like my husband. May 08, Reuven Fischer rated it liked it Shelves: Posthumously published collection of vignettes detailing life's minutia of a number of Harvey's Friends.
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Beautiful introduction by Anthony Bourdain. Jul 15, Gunderhaegg rated it really liked it. This is another set of typical Pekar stories.
No cliffhangers, no superheroes, no explosions, Oct 29, Jason Bootle rated it it was ok Shelves: Quite disappointed by this after reading some of his more well known American Splendour and The Quitter. The stories focused more on his travels after the success of the Wana West Virginia delayed flight chatting about him and his comic American Splendour. It lacks the observational humour and chatitng of his other work.
One for the completists.
Dec 20, Sam rated it it was ok. I enjoyed some aspects of this one, but not others. I like the idea of telling the stories of "ordinary" lives, but some of the stories felt incredibly rushed and I didn't feel a connection to those people. However, I did think it was really interesting to see these kinds of stories in this format.
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Sep 13, Lindsay rated it liked it Shelves: Not the greatest Pekar I've read. While there were some good slice-of-life moments, the redundancy tended to eclipse it. Summer McClinton is also not my favorite Pekar artist.