Howl: a graphic novel by Allen Ginsberg

Howl: a graphic novel

Allen Ginsberg with Eric Drooker

224 pages first pub 2010 (editions)

fiction classics poetry dark reflective medium-paced


First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" is a prophetic masterpiece—an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century. This annotat...

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Community Reviews Summary of 296 reviews


dark 80%
challenging 60%
emotional 60%
reflective 60%
tense 50%
inspiring 20%
mysterious 20%
sad 20%


fast 40%
slow 30%
medium 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 100%

Strong character development?

N/A: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | N/A: 33%

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