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Same Difference Hardcover – December 6, 2011
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About the Author
Derek Kirk Kim is the award-winning author of the Tune series, Same Difference, The Eternal Smile (with Gene Luen Yang), and Good As Lily (with Jesse Hamm). He has also contributed to numerous anthologies including Flight, Volume 1, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, and Bizarro World.
He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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Top Customer Reviews
The actual story, "Same Difference," is still absolutely fantastic and remains timeless. In the story we meet a group of friends sitting at a local restaurant, in front of the fish tank, discussing where they are in life and what they want from the future. Over the next few pages Simon and Nancy both share secrets about themselves...and in order to resolve a couple of them they head off to Simon's hometown. And the theme of the fish tank, the kinda of outside looking in theme from going back home and watching folks but not really fitting in, reverberates throughout the story in many ways. Especially with the new mylar cover where the reader feels like they're inside the fish tank looking out and hearing the stories being told is a nice touch. The artwork in the story is evocative and captures the emotions of the characters well.Read more ›
I would like to rebuttal the few one star reviews. A few people complained about not being able to give it to middle schoolers. Well, I really have no clue who the target audience is supposed to be, I randomly picked the book up at the library, but I can guarantee it's not for middle schoolers. The characters in the book are 25, they smoke, talk a little about sex and ::gasp:: they swear.
That's another thing. One star reviewers complained about the swearing. Honestly if your gonna swear in a book I thought it was an okay amount not too much, for sure. I've read many stories that the swearing was just ridiculous and just got annoying it was nothing like that. Maybe I didn't mind because I swear like a sailor. (Isn't that a saying?) lol
If your not in middle school maybe even high school and you don't mind a little swearing this book was a fun read and I'm glad I found it and would read it again if I owned it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the modern classic works spawned from the webcomic era. Fittingly won all of the industry awards and still rings true with timeless humor and pathos. Get it!Published 2 months ago by B. Kirk
Great graphic novel. Only wish that they had included the shorter stories that were part of the earlier edition.Published 9 months ago by A. Chan
RIDICULOUS amount of cursing in this book. My students asked me to throw this away. They love graphic novels, but this is simply not worth it.Published 9 months ago by Renee
This book was nearly pointless, boring and full of curse words. I love graphic novels and got it to hand out for World Book Night based on reviews, but now that I've read it I... Read morePublished 21 months ago by E. Bollman