Wednesday 23 May 2007

Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China by Guy Delisle

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPublished by Drawn and Quarterly Books

Guy Delisle brings us another great graphic novel in the same style as Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. This time the fearless Delisle is in China and though the scenery and people may change, Delisle's winning style and humour do not.

Along with an exploration of China, we are introduced to hilarious moments such as a visit to the Dentist office which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Operating Room in MASH the TV series, dinner with new friends in which they communicate by drawing images and writing notes - which was one of my favourite illustrations, a how-to guide on cycling in China and so much more.

What I loved about this one too, was the inclusion of a few warmer moments in which Guy Delisle seemed to connect with people around him, something which I didn't see happen in Pyongyang or at least, I didn't notice it. The most memorable of these moments was a shared christmas.

I loved this book as much as I did Pyongyang and I look forward to his next book which I believe is going to be about his time spent in Burma. Another great read!

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