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The Fixer and Other Stories [Paperback]

Joe Sacco
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  • Paperback: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly (27 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897299907
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897299906
  • Product Dimensions: 26.8 x 19.2 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 173 Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly THE COMPLETE Softcover Collection OF BOSNIAN WAR SHORT STORIES FROM THE AUTHOR OF Palestine AND SAFE AREA GORA?DEUsing old-fashioned pen and Paper the award- winning cartoonist Joe Sacco reports from the sidelines of wars around the world. The Fixer and Other Stories is a new softcover that collects Sacco's landmark short stories on the Bosnian War that previously comprised the hardcover editions of The Fixer and War ' ; s End.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you've read Joe Sacco's other works of reportage, Palestine and Safe Area: Gorazde, you'll know what to expect from this; tales of humanity in war zones, told with a light touch without sparing the gruesome details.

If you haven't read those books, I suggest you read them first and this after.

This book is a collection of miscellaneous material, with one 'novella' length story - The Fixer - and a few shorter. The titular story is about the man who helped the author make contacts and find stories when he was in the former Yugoslavia, and raises questions about his own story, without ever losing sight of him as a person.

I debated whether to give this four stars or five, but settled on four only because the authors other reportage books are stone-cold fives, and this is not quite as complete. But if you enjoyed those, you'll love this just as much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent perspective on the Bosnian conflict 23 Nov 2012
By Frank L. Greenagel Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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This volume should be bought and read with Sacco's "Safe Area Gorazde." It is really a companion piece that should be read after the aforementioned book.

Sacco is a true journalist, and his drawings bring the scenes and characters vividly to life. This is a collection of three stories: The Fixer, Soba and Christmas with Karadzic. The last story is about how Joe and 2 other journalists set out to see Radovan Karadzic, a war criminal, at a Christmas service and interview him for 6 minutes.

If and when I ever teach a college course on comics, I will make this an extra credit book (Safe Area Gorazde and Palestine would be required).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Sacco at his best 1 Aug 2012
By S. Foster - Published on Amazon.com
A darkly violent Fellinesque riff on the Bosnian war, this "graphic novel," by Joe Sacco is a fast read, a noirish examination of the relationship between a parachute journalist and the necessary local 'fixer' who serves as a local contact and makes it possible for the journalist to drop into a foriegn country and get a story. In this case, the local turns out to be a questionable ex-fighter whose war stories are both more and less true than appearances indicate. The fixer, a troubled ex-fighter scorned by his former comrades and spurned because of his ethnic background, is a terrific character, evocative of both the unresolved issues behind the Balkan wars as well as the marginalized citizens anywhere made exiles in their own land.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, fascinating 14 Oct 2013
By Raghuveer Parthasarathy - Published on Amazon.com
All three stories in this volume, reports from the former Yugoslavia during its recent conflicts, are fascinating, fast-moving, sobering, and darkly humorous.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The book was falling apart 22 April 2013
By Katherine Cowy Kim - Published on Amazon.com
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I opened the book and the pages came out. The rubber glue did not hold the pages so now loose leafs are coming out as I read it. Very bummed out!
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