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The Good Times Are Killing Me Paperback – March 30, 1999
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Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Born in Wisconsin in 1956, Lynda studied at Evergreen State College.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is wonderful. Lynda Barry has a way of writing from the perspective of a child that is astounding. Her novels seem so real, so autobiographical that I am not sure how much of The Good Times Are Killing Me is even fiction at all.
I loved the spirituality, the music, the warmth and the honesty of Lynda's story. I couldn't put it down. It's very short and perfectly suitable for young people. However, I do not believe it to be best for young people. I don't know if they'll appreciate the story as much as an adult would. I think that because the protagonist is young, and because the story is about race and school and growing up, people want it to be a book for young readers. I'm just not so sure. I don't think there is ANYTHING in here that is inappropriate or bad for younger readers, I just don't think they'd appreciate it as much as an adult would.
Of course, I wouldn't use it if it weren't a wonderful novel as well. It is. The story that is told is gripping, and my students love reading it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Favorite Lynda Barry book. Coming of age story captures race issues from pre teen late 60's/70's perspective.Published 15 days ago by Sam
As with the other Lynda Barry GN's I wish she would let her filipino side bleed into her books more. Either way, nice book...good moral.Published 9 months ago by Chris
I GOT THIS BOOK FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO WAS TO TRY OUT FOR THE LOCAL PLAY. SHE DID NOT TRY OUT BUT HAS BEEN UNABLE TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN SINCE I GOT IT. Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by jupitermap
It won't take you long to finish this book of vignettes that weave together into a complete story. Yet, it is a book of incredible wisdom and courage, seen through the eyes of a... Read morePublished on May 23, 2008 by Raven