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Another excellent read from Delisle,
This review is from: Burma Chronicles (Hardcover)
Having been introduced to Delisle's work with the excellent Pyongyang: Journey in North Korea - I'm happy to say that Burma Chronicles is of equally high quality.
The "comic" (I don't want to call it a "graphic novel" because it's not a work of fiction) documents a year that he spent in Burma with his wife (who worked for MSF) and baby son, and gives you a good feel for the people, architecture, politics and various expats working out there.
For me, it's Delisle's wry sense of humour and observant eye which I really enjoy about his work. He has a knack for injecting humour, often in a very simple way and I found myself chuckling at several points in the story.
I wouldn't say the artwork is ground breakingly beautiful - but the simple line style which is rendered in greyscale just works really well and he has a good eye for detail.
I have no hesitation in recommending Burma Chronicles to those who have any interest in: Burma, travel to unusual places, or Delisle's other books. I shall certainly be buying, Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China his book on China, and keeping an eye out for any more of his work.