Freddie and Me

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Jonathan Cape, 2008 - Graphic novels - 294 pages
5 Reviews
Freddie and Meis a wonderfully funny and moving graphic memoir of Mike Dawson's lifelong obsession with Freddie Mercury and Queen. Told alternately from Mike's childhood, teenage and adult perspectives,Freddie and Meexplores the way in which music changes and shapes our lives, and the way in which random memories can both prop up and undermine the stories we tell ourselves. The counterpoint toMike's obsession is his younger sister's love of George Michael and Wham -including several deliciously funny imagined scenes featuring a post-break-up Andrew Ridgeley - which, like the book as a whole, is written and drawn with a brilliant combination of exuberance and subtlety.

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User Review  - poonamsharma - LibraryThing

If you look at the content, it is very much a Queen (band) fanboy book. It is a memoir in graphic novel format about an English boy who grew up in US loving Queen. Freddie Mercury of course is his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Knicke - LibraryThing

I was going to give this one 3 stars, because I didn't find the actual act of reading it as enjoyable as I would have liked. But in retrospect this is a pretty great autobiographical comic.This book ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Mike Dawson was born in Scotland in 1975, grew up in the Midlands, and then moved to the United States at the age of eleven. He studied painting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Following that he self-published a number of comic books, most notably the six-issue humour seriesGabagool!, which he co-wrote and drew. His comics have also appeared in many anthologies. He lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife.

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