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Burma Chronicles Kindle Edition
About the Author
Born in Quebec City in 1966, GUY DELISLE spent a decade working in animation in Europe and Asia. In 2005–2006, he accompanied his wife, an administrator for Doctors Without Borders, on a fourteen-month posting in Burma.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B01DZ7FVGW
- Publisher : Vintage Digital; 1st edition (4 May 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 101789 KB
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- Print length : 272 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #148,411 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from India
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What i felt a bit let down by was the lack of investigative journalism or not enough historic references that would have made this book a five star read.
Guy was placed in Burma as part of a medicine sans frontieres french team that his wofe was a part of. What you get through the book is an accurate depiction of life in Myanmar as an expat with smattering of observations from their trips outside the capital. To me so bought the book to understand what the junta was all about, the best parts of the book are in his telling of the arbitrariness of the decision making in the military and the sense of living under a strict dictatorship. He says things as they are, with few judgements offered.
Overall liked the book - it's a fast insightful read and will leave you slightly wiser about our eastern neighbor.
The rating/stars don't reflect anything on the content, I am just assuming its not entirely useless and hence giving 3 stars.
Please NEVER order a kindle edition of a graphic novel/comic as the font is painfully microscopic rendering the book
basically unreadable. No comments the content because that apparently remains elusive unless i order a magnifier.
Amazon should probably send one free with the kindle edition. I was looking forward to reading it. Disappointed!
the only drawback is it feels very episodic. I have not read any other Delisle, and this could be his style of writing. but at times it brings a sort of disconnect unlike Maus, which builds tension and hooks you to read more.
Top reviews from other countries
Then I read his Jerusalem. A bit disappointed. Obviously he did not put in as much effort and care into his drawing and it shows. Having 2 kids can really affect an artist's dedication. Understandable. He did a good job describing the political and social scenes, which I found fascinating. Learned a lot about this city.
Then I read his Burma Chronicles. Big let-down. Further decline in drawing quality. It's obvious he was putting less and less care into his drawings and just working to meet deadlines. The story is much less interesting. You come away feeling you have not learned that much about Burma. Like watching a really mediocre movie and afterwards you can't remember a thing about it. The printing quality is very poor. It's printed in India, and there is no solid black. The darkest is an uneven grey. Paper is too thin, kind of see-through.
Comic books is quite an expensive hobby but we love the feeling of holding a nice quality book in our hands. I felt cheated when I got this book.
I don't think I will buy Pyongyang. Don't want another let-down.
It's really funny as he's character is so alive and vivid. It always makes me laugh to see how he draws himself because in reality he's better looking that his cartoon self :)