• Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #blogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #wrapup #holiday #manga #fantasy #scifi #contemporary
  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#book #bookblogger #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #blogger #blogtour #achainacrossthedawn #drewwilliams #scifi #bookshelf #booknerdigans
  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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#blog #blogger #beautyblogger #beauty #chanel #chanelmakeup #bronzer #makeup #creambronzer #soleiltandechanel #review
  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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Books Graphic Novel Reviews

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

January 17, 2019

As part of my Biannual Bibliothon TBR I had to pick a genre I wasn't a huge fan of but a format you loved. Hence, a non-fiction graphic novel.

I've always had an interest in serial killer case studies. I find it both terrifying and fascinating that one person can be capable of such devastation. Jeffrey Dahmer being a prime example. I knew very little about his time prior to committing crimes, I only knew vague details about the crimes themselves.

Reading Derf's account of Dahmer was in some ways surreal, it was like reading the making of a serial killer. Like Derf I have no sympathy for him when he begins to kill. However, as its reiterated throughout the entire graphic novel you can't help but ask where were the adults? Where were the people that could tell he had a drink problem at seventeen? There are so many things that you could say, well what if this happened, what if that happened? But you'll never know. It adds another perspective to such a well known and publicised narrative. A very sad one.

The way the graphic novel was constructed was very clever. With hindsight you could slowly see Dahmer's descent towards the path he ended up on. I really liked the illustration style. It bordered on the creepy but also would've suited an animated sit com like family guy... a perfect blend in my opinion!

I'm definitely going to be trying some more Non-Fiction graphic novels.

INFO

Name: My Friend Dahmer

Author: Derf Backderf

Publisher: Abrams ComicArts

Pages: 222

ISBN:  978-1-4197-0217-4

Rating: 4/5

Have you read My Friend Dahmer?

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

  • Reply
    lauren
    February 5, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    i haven’t read this but i watched the movie thats based on it and i agree its super surreal!

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      February 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm

      My boyfriend and I watched the film not long after I read it. It sticks so closely to the graphic novel in comparison to most adaptions. There’s still a bit of creative license used but it’s brilliant.

      Katie x

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