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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But because that’s not how they do it back in Canafrancadapolis, it’s ‘weird’. Dec 11, Archit Ojha rated it liked it Shelves: In nearby Hpakant — where MSF physicians are forbidden to travel – labourers working in the Chinese-owned jade mines are paid allegedly with shots of heroin.

Guy is only human and loves being invited to these places, but being a stay at home dad and being invited to a play date with the wives of rich oil workers proves to be a bit awkward.

Very very highly recommended to all my friends. Burma Chronicles was generally well received. To ask other readers questions about Burma Chroniclesplease sign up. Buurma one is about his almost one year’s stay in Burma in during the dictatorship regime.

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One of the charms of Delisle’s comics are the frames where it’s just him looking puzzled and not saying anything. May 01, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: Being a Burmese myself, I am always more gjy willing to lend my pair of ears to what the expatriates have to say about my country, Burma.


Book ratings by Goodreads. I have read exactly two graphic novels so far -Persepolis and this.

Preview — Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle. Someone who speaks English is found to interpret. A very good book to get started with if you’re interested in different cultures around the world. I need to try other graphic novels by this author to see if i This graphic novel is really problematic for me.

In all this, Delilsle fails to note the selfless compassion shown by a man who at least once walked back to his home without an umbrella to help out two grown men who were incapable of making their way through the same rain. Il disegno in copertina. Views Read Edit View history.

What a delightful read! His attention to details in some of the frames is really mind boggling.

Burma Chronicles

But chrknicles good that some of them are available O: Both have been mindblowing. Return to Book Page. They just call her “The Lady. Aid workers, represented in by pictures and acronyms, wait and wait for travel passes to the destinations where the need is greatest.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

Guy Delisle and his family spent a year living in Burma while his wife worked for Doctors Without Borders I like it when travel writers show me a country that I’ll probably never see in my lifetime. A few pages later, Delisle and the other white guy are stuck under a tree in a rural area, stranded in the rains.

Mar 26, Bogdan rated it really liked it.

Together his honesty and minimal line disarm the reader, drawing him or her into Delisle’s life, learning as he learns the truth about the struggle for survival under the generals. Guy obsesses about getting enough doses of Tamiflu, until another worker points out that it probably wouldn’t work anyway because it was prescribed to treat the seasonal flu, which is a different strain of the virus.


Jun 08, sweet pea rated it it was ok Shelves: Some are better than others. In the end, Delisle and his wife leave Burma. Want to Read saving….

This graphic travelogue, apart from the content, doesn’t change his perception and charms. It could be a hard landing. Whole ethnic regions are closed to dellisle so that the military “can do some cleansing”. Yes I already knew him from his other works, but damn, the guy dflisle so hard to like.

Quotes from Burma Chronicles. His latest book Magic Bus: Because Guy Delisle is not a reporter. He is a stay at home dad, working on his cartoon books including this graphic presentation of his stay in Burma. Delisle sketches the daily hardships and the fear prevailing in the country under military junta.

You know what’s ‘weird’ Delisle?

The book tells mostly slice-of-stories and does not focus on politics. And that is what gives this book more depth and feel. Open Preview See a Problem?

Reading: Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

And the simple art was charming. Jul 13, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: Travel permits are refused. Not Batman or the Beano which were too parochial for my taste — i.

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