Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

The book is a graphic novel that tells the story of Jimmy Corrigan, an awkward and lonely man in his mid-thirties. Jimmy has lived his entire life under the thumb of his overbearing mother. When he receives a letter from his estranged father, whom he has never met, he embarks on a journey that takes him from his home in Chicago to a small town in Michigan. Along the way, the narrative delves into the lives of his ancestors, revealing a history of loneliness and disappointment that seems to be repeating itself in Jimmy's own life.

The 1430th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 448

Since this book was first published in 2000, there is a penalty of 41.6%. The age adjusted score is 261.63.

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