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Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story Of Hiroshima - Keiji Nakazawa
Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story Of Hiroshima
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ISBN: 9780140118087 (014011808X)
Edition language: English
Series: はだしのゲン (中公文庫―コミック版) (#1)
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Barefoot Gen, Volume 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'...
SJane rated it
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...
gavingrant rated it
5.0 Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
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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