Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story Of Hiroshima
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, World War II
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Japanese Literature
Series: はだしのゲン (中公文庫―コミック版) (#1)
I'm still new to this genre, so I'm not entirely comfortable with all the terms. What exactly is a graphic novel? Comic books aren't considered graphic novels, so where is the line drawn? Barefoot Gen has the look of a daily comic, but feels more like a graphic novel, so what is it? My worry that I'...
I bought this for my son and thought I'd give it a whirl, too. The story is very powerful and engrossing. The comic format increases that power, I think, because of the exaggerated visuals that bring across the physical impact of the war. This is a moving family story told from a boy's point of view...
This is truly a groundbreaking work and odd to read in 2010. I lived near a nuclear submarine base as a teenager so we always figured that when (not if) the bomb was dropped we'd get it pretty soon. Which was a relief. Of course we also knew that it was unlikely we'd be "lucky" enough to be killed s...
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