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The extraordinary new work by the author of Jerusalem and The Burma Chronicles --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.


"Hostage shows what it's like to be held captive ... Delisle brings readers into the room with the hostage and, more importantly, into his state of mind."―The Atlantic

"[Hostage is] an indelible portrait of an ordinary person facing a frightening ordeal."―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"The location captured [in Hostage] is less Andre's grim little room than his mind... Delisle transmute[s] tedium into compelling suspense."―The New York Times

"The account of André's experience... would be powerful enough, if depicted in prose alone. But Hostage is a comic, and it's Delisle's art ― his character design, his use of page and panel layout to underscore the mind-numbing sameness of solitary confinement while controlling the story's mood and pacing ― that makes us feel André's plight so deeply."―Glen Weldon, NPR

"This true story of a man’s kidnapping in Chechnya confirms Guy Delisle’s position as one of the greatest modern cartoonists."―Rachel Cooke, The Guardian

"Harrowing and beautiful... I've felt haunted by the book since I finished it."―John Warner, Chicago Tribune

"Delisle’s new book, Hostage, is his best since Pyongyang... In its beat-by-beat, day-by-day scope, is ultimately a travelogue about the power of imagination."―Hillary Chute, New York Review of Books

"In muted grays, André’s capture is depicted as both terrifying and monotonous at once. The terror of loneliness is present in every frame―the cells, tightly centered on André, claustrophobia-inducing in their own right."―Kevin Nguyen, GQ

"The gutters of a comic have never felt more like those prison bars than they do in Hostage. Still, Delisle’s humane approach keeps this from become a trip to the zoo; he makes you not just see, but feel André’s anguish."―Mark Peters, Salon

"A modern master of the travelogue... [returns] with a surge of blood-pumping adrenaline."―Amos Barshad, The Fader

“Guy Delisle conveys great, slow-burning tension in this sublime account of what Christophe Andre endured as a hostage in Chechnya. Delisle’s controlled handling of claustrophobic physical and mental spaces – and the rhythm he generates – is the work of a patient master.”―Joe Sacco, author of Palestine

“A book about a man trapped in the corner of a room should not be exhilarating, but somehow Delisle has managed to create just that. He takes us through Christophe André’s narrative of his time spent as a prisoner with an attention to detail that makes you feel like you’re right there with him, chained to a radiator, counting the days to keep yourself from losing your mind. My heart was racing by the end.”―Sarah Glidden, author of Rolling Blackouts

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01K6RP0RE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage Digital; 1st edition (4 May 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 90235 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 432 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Recommended 👍
By Reading_Tam_Ishly on 4 February 2020
I absolutely loved this memoir! Kidnapped and how the author survived those days have been illustrated really well. It may seem repetitive but I was more curious and enjoyed every page except for the last few pages. My heart was pounding with each page. It's really liberating to read this memoir. The art and the colour hues totally synched with the theme. I never thought I would enjoy such a read. Wow!

I couldn't come in terms with the last part. Like it doesn't seem real at all. But nevertheless, this graphic novel is one of the most uplifting I have ever read.
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Janie U
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic experience to read and feel what Christophe went through
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 February 2018
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Mike Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this - order now - you will not be disappointed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 June 2017
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Russell LEAK
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great father's day giftal and a great read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2018
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S G Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsurpassed story telling , and totally true.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2017
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