A Right to Be Hostile is the Third book in The Boondocks Comic Strip has pages and was released in September 23, The Boondocks A Right. Filmmaker and author Michael Moore wrote the foreword to A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder, from which the. And, so, reading A Right to be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury in feels more familiar than it should. Some of the conversations are dated.

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Rigjt 01, Ryan Mishap rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about A Right to Be Hostileplease sign up. I know I still have access to them in multiple forms, but there is something about the daily ritual of reading a few panels with something to say.

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Three cheers for Aaron McGruder! I would definitely hand this to the kid who is developing a critical consciousness, and some strips are perfect for sta Many of the cultural and political references are now dated, boondoxks it would take a lot for a teen today to access most of these strips.

Though they are now a cartoon show, I really appreciate voondocks comics for the enlightening, witty, intellectual social commentary that they are.

Selected pages Title Page. Good characters, good social commentary, good liberal politics; thoughtful and amusing; I didn’t get many of the celebrity referenced jokes, though, but I’m sure they must be funny. Aaron McGruder is a genius.

Jan 10, Boondocka rated it it was amazing Shelves: Back in the day, when I should have read it, would have been 4 stars. As a foundational text, it provides insight into the earliest versions of Huey, Riley, and Grandad before the cast grew to the size seen on the final episode of the television series.

A Right to be Hostile: And then I just picked it up to finish it, which became a trip down memory lane. Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 28, Joe rated it it was amazing.


A Right to Be Hostile

This masterful compilation is a hostilee, unapologetic satire of the place we call America — and while it is a small I first bought and read this collection 10 years ago inbut the earliest strips collected in this hosile date back to 10 years before that, in Robert Freeman is the grandfather of two boys that were orphaned due to growing up in South-Side Chicago. This series was the second and defining comic book of my childhood.

Aaron McGruder literally draws a portrait of how Black America might be perceived both by its members and by those who never have and never will experience life as an African-American. These two alone would throw the balance of the comic-strip out of whack so a third character is introduced that became the balancer and audience surrogate: Riggt Huey and his friend Michael Caesar a transplant from Brooklyn bring boondofks power and identity politics to small town America, Riley settles in as the sole representative of the thug life on Timid Deer Lane.

Considered in book form, it verges on overkill. I had previously heard of then his comics in the back of newspapers, and I had heard the controversy they stirred.

Their grandfather receives the boys’ inheritance money and combines it with his retirement money to move them out of the South-Side to Woodcrest a fictionalized version of one of Chicago’s many white suberbsand hence the series’ name Though that back-story itself could have warranted a series.

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I haven’t read the Boondocks in a long while, and man it was great coming back to them. One of the most comical and thought provoking comicsliterary works as a whole McGruder also tackles some American racial issues that you’re probably not going to see dealt with in the same manner or degree anywhere else. And just a the prologue says “the revolution wasn’t televised, it was the comic page”.


I would definitely hand this to the kid who is developing a critical consciousness, and some strips are perfect for starting discussion. This book, on a meta- level, chronicles the comic’s introduction as a nationally syndicated title it had its true origins in the college newspaper of the University of Maryland–another connection with my origins and the controversy it received after it turned its critical eye towards the Bush Administration and the “War on Terror.

Mar 23, Oriana rated it it was amazing Hotsile This volume takes us from the end of the Clinton years to the beginning of the Iraq War and it is polemical with everything dealing with politics and culture.

A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury

Michael Moore Foreword by. I thoroughly enjoy the Boondocks. He lives in Los Angeles, California. In three to four panel daily doses, his cynicism and insight are refreshing.

For those of you whose papers may not carry the strip, a brief summary: While not as good as all-time great strips like “Peanuts,” “Calvin and Hobbes,” and “The Far Side,” the Boondocks is probably the most well written and funniest strip of modern times.

Really smart and really funny just as good as the show! It is not hard to see why: And how on earth can the most truthful thing in the newspaper be the comics?

But there is a fine line between funny and offensive and I think that McGruder is tap dancing on that line. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jan 06, Hosrile rated it it was amazing.

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