It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: This Book Is for Someone, Somewhere.

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It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: This Book Is for Someone, Somewhere.

It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: This Book Is for Someone, Somewhere.

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And I loved how meta and subsequently mind-boggling the book was, breaking through the fourth wall and talking about itself. I am polite and appropriate when people compliment or admire me, I hold the intellectual knowledge of their intentions, which are good and pro social. The book isn't really "about" anything, so if you can stifle those expectations, you will enjoy it more. Imagine if Chuck Palahniuk slipped into a bout of life-long depression and shared the experience through the drawn and written word. The art was beautifully drawn and so creative, from the multiple versions of herself across time to the depiction of her depression as a creature that follows her.

The story follows Zoe writing this book about writing herself for a period of six months, though it sways through the timeline of her entire life as well as into more abstract realms of her creative mind. The people that will really love this comic are the ones that will relate to the messiness of mental illness and this comic does nothing to encourage seeking help - instead it seems to share the message that it's okay to wallow and stay blinded by your own misery. It feels like it could be a very important book for a lot of people, as it considers the process of a story about depression even as she tells that story.The ever shifting approach in narrative presentation allows us to appreciate the story from a number of different vantage points; to act as both observer and confidante as the book progresses. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED) -- "I'm in a codependent relationship with my own work," Thorogood worries in her raw and relentlessly imaginative graphic memoir, which bristles with self-awareness of the ample pitfalls of its genre. It jumped back and forth between the 6 month period and other parts of her life yet mostly lacked a personal level. It made me feel a little less alone in this world but I wouldn’t encourage a friend anywhere on their mental health journey to read this because I left it mostly feeling confused. That pretty much sums the struggle with mental health, which those who haven't experienced it don't know nothing about nor they can understand it fully for being trapped by your own mind is a terrible thing.

IT'S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH is an intimate metanarrative that looks into the life of a selfish artist who must create for her own survival. the amount of wonderful quotes in this book is actually insane but overall to me it just felt so so depressing and i didn't wanna be there. So let’s reframe that slightly and say I wish we lived in a world where Zoe Thorogood could concentrate entirely on her own personal projects like the autobiographical It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, published this week by Image Comics. I ako zanemarimo nekolicinu mladalačkih ('self-indulgent') krindž momenata, bilo je emocionalno uživanje probijati se kroz ovu knjigu kao kroz neku džunglu, gde ne znam šta se sledeće krije u dubini. The Covid pandemic figures into the story as well, derailing her success after her first book by canceling her book tour and plunging her into solitude.So characters' faces will be replaced with blank masks when they emotionally shut down, or at other times they might become animals, Maus-style (and turns out it's really disconcerting to see this happen with someone you actually know). Look, I probably sound like an insensitive jerk criticising an autobiographical account of depression.



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