An interesting idea, but started feeling very cumbersome after awhile.
Enjoyable episodic stories of a cartoonist househusband and young father in Burma/Myanmar.
Must read. Gr8 humor and expression through sketching. Couldn't keep off without completing.
Vivid experiences, bringing a true emotional load of the moment and situation. I love Delsile's books! I wish there would be more in English.
Simple black and white and grey tone drawings, but great storytelling.
The story of an artist spending a year in Burma, looking after his young son while his wife works with médecins sans frontiers.
His interactions with the locals & officials is a great insight into the culture of Burma at the time.
Readers familiar with DeLisle's previous graphic dispatches from North Korea and China will be pleased to learn that he spent a much longer period in Burma, had much greater freedom of movement, and was buoyed by his new domestic role as a working-at-home father. What emerges from his stay is a longer, wider-ranging, but largely home-based travel journal. DeLisle candidly documents the stark political realities of life under the country's military regime, while still maintaining his trademark focus on the bemusing quotidian details of expatriate life.
I loved the blend of honest personal reportage and sharp political observations.
Never been to Burma, but believe I can trust Delisle's view as very real.
This author's travelogues are all worthy reads. Certain events described in the book have stuck with me long after my read.
If you know nothing about Burma, then read this book. The story is comical and very engaging. The author has a privilege that many do not have, and I am glad he is sharing his travels through his comics.
Guy also demonstrates how living in another country with a little toddler opens more doors than what general instincts tell us. Living overseas can be scary, however with a kid, the adventures are just beginning.
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