Book Review: The King Of FU by Benjamin Davis

Thank you very much to Jen for her review of The King of FU, check it out.

Jen D Bibliophile

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Title: The King Of FU

Author: Benjamin Davis

Genre: Memoir, Poetry, Magical Realism, Young Adult

Release Date: May 25, 2018


The King of FU is a magically realistic poetic memoir about growing up in America in the nineties on the cusp of the age of the internet. It is a voyage that navigates through family tribalism, supervisors, white-gloved Sheriffs, bullies, sex, suicide, dead prisoners, drugs, porn, middle school, and Jesus; all in search of answering one of life’s greatest mysteries: what is the point of adults? This artistic masterpiece comes from the mind of author Benjamin Davis with illustrations by Russian artist Nikita Klimov.


This poetic memoir shows you how it is to grow up in the 90s. As a 90s kid myself, I found this book very relatable.

I actually loved how this was written in verse, and how it was complimented by the illustrations. Important themes…

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