Title: The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch.
Author: Neil Gaiman.
Artist: Dave McKean.
Genre: Fiction, graphic novel, horror, mystery, mental health, novella.
Publication Date: 1994.
Summary: A dark and frightening novella, the book tells the tale of a young boy's loss of innocence that results from a horrific confrontation with his past. Spending a summer at his grandfather's seaside arcade, a troubled adolescent harmlessly becomes involved with a mysterious Punch and Judy Man, and a mermaid-portraying woman. But when the violent puppet show triggers buried memories of the boy's family, the lives of all become feverishly intertwined. With disturbing mysteries and half-truths uncontrollably unraveling, the young boy is forced to deal with his family's dark secrets of violence, betrayal, and guilt.
My rating: 7/10.