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it was amazing
I’m convinced that graphic novels are the perfect form for historical accounts and memoirs. Like film it’s partly a visual medium, but it’s free from the tropes, narrative boundaries, and language of film. It’s also firmly in the realm of literature, but free from the usual trappings of that medium as well. It has all of the strengths of both, and few of their weaknesses. The story can be presented in a simpler language, straightforward and raw, and this often gives it a
really liked it
This is a real story. It took the author fifteen years to finish this nonfiction book.
A man is kidnapped as he is doing humanitarian work in Nazran in 1997. He doesn’t understand what is happening, seeing that he is working for an NGO and has no conflict whatsoever with the country or leaders of Russia.
He thinks maybe they want the money from the safe, but they don’t seem to be interested in the keys that open it, which are located in his pockets. So Christophe spends his time locked away wonder
Guy Delisle always does a great job with understatement and can pass beautiful and strong messages with minimalist drawing and text. I loved his books on Shenzen, Pyongyang, Burma and Jerusalem where he was working as a cartoonist and they were autobiographical accounts. This one was quite different as it dealt with the kidnapping and captivity of a humanitarian activist, Christophe André held for over 100 days in 1997 in Chechnia. It is told simply with a spare black, white, grey and occasional