My Friend Dahmer

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For some reason, I stumbled upon the name Derf Backderf a few days ago, and I decided to explore his work a bit. He’s written some graphic novels including, most famously, one called My Friend Dahmer (since he was literally a friend of his during middle school and high school).

I found the book online, and I read the whole thing cover to cover in one sitting. It was amazing to read. I also discovered that last year a movie was made of it. It’s hard to think of a serial killer as a sympathetic figure, but having going through My Friend Dahmer, I can actually take some pity on the man and how he got to where he got. Here’s the trailer: