Read: Ice Haven by Daniel Clowes, 2005, 037542332X
This is a comic book novel from relatively well-known comic book novelist Clowes who has a couple movies made from his stories.
I dont have much to say about this. This is a collection of stories around the theme of a kidnapped child. A loose connection of stories; a real loose collection. I may try another book by Clowes but I dont read many short stories and thats what this book is.
The idea of the kidnapper being an unpublished poet who kidnaps the kid to get his ransom note poetry published is funny.