Burma Chronicles is the most enlightening and insightful book about life under the country’s brutal dictatorship in years, says Rory MacLean. Guy Delisle’s newest travelogue revolves around a year spent in Burma (also known as Myanmar) with his wife and son. Burma is notorious for. DeLisle’s (Pyongyang) latest exploration of Asian life is probably the best possible argument against the ruling junta in the embattled (and now.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Guy takes Louis on frequent walks around the neighborhood in his stroller and interacts with local people in Burma. With a lot of information and visuals to absorb, it took me three weeks to actually get this book read thoroughly and I’m happy picking it up at least.

So here’s what sums up why this book failed to impress me: The book Burma Chronicles is an autobiographical account of a family who stayed in Burma for one year.

Apart from the genius of Robert CrumbArt Spiegelman and Posy Simmondseverything else seemed worthy only of the “funny pages”, a chronivles distraction at the back of the weekend paper.

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Fun anecdotes, and good observational humor. Together his honesty and minimal line disarm the reader, drawing him or her into Delisle’s life, learning as he dslisle the truth about the struggle for survival under the generals.

It’s just simply his observations and a normal guy living in a foreign country saying “Hey look at this. Topics Myanmar holidays Rory MacLean reviews. And being about a country that many of us wouldn’t visit, Guy’s book gives us a unique insight into a country and people we only hear about vaguely in modern history books and sometimes in the news in reference to their government.


Reading: Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

His latest book Magic Bus: It’s a bit difficult to get hands on the ones I cherish. He lives in France with his wife and children. This graphic novel is similar to his other travelogues I’ve read, Pyongyang and Jerusalemin that he draws his day-to-day life and his experiences in the region.

Jul 13, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: Will surely check out his other travelogues. I keep the thought to myself for a while during reading the book that is, not the best but good way, to write non-fiction or memoir is always guu tricky one. Rimane che Delisle fa un uso creativo del giornalismo a fumetti, il graphic o comix journalism: I like it when travel writers show me a country that I’ll probably never see in my lifetime. Politics, of course, inevitably come into the mix, but when they do I felt so grounded by the “human” establishment that the politics had actual impact The author is married to a worker for Doctors Without Borders and gurma family gets assigned to work in Burma for one year.

Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Aid workers have to determine if staying in regime favored areas only strengthens the military rule.

And the simple art was charming. I’d recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the non-super hero graphic novel, and I’d encourage anyone who likes travelogues or finding out about different cultures to check it out.


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Burma Chronicles

He’s much more comfortable with his tools than he was in his North Korea book, and I really enjoyed that one. Burma is, of course, a brutal dictatorship, where its elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for edlisle years, where almost half the government budget is spent on the military and just 19p per person per year on health carewhere one in 10 babies die before their fifth birthday, where 2, political prisoners are routinely tortured.

The lines were all bura and blurred, as though it had been dunked in a barrel of water or as if one had spilled water onto it. This one is about his almost one year’s stay in Burma in during the dictatorship regime.

A few pages gurma, Delisle and the other white guy are stuck under a tree in a rural area, stranded in the rains.

The answer is with fantastic verve. Review Text “This book is more fun than most holidays and more enlightening chroniclds a hundred blogs by self-appointed experience censors” show more.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

chronicled Guy Delisle’s travelogue comics are interesting. How, I asked myself, could a “comic book” begin to convey the cruelty, injustice and absurdity of life in that betrayed, golden land? The rest of the year is ‘the hot.