Publish date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Series: Boxers & Saints (#1)
I have been a fan of Gene Luen Yang since I've read his American Born Chinese graphic novel. I've read quite a lot of his works since then as well. So when I heard he wrote another graphic novel duology, I was more than excited to read it. And I quite like this one. Yang's artwork is still very si...
Admittedly, I know very little about the Boxer Rebellion but I really enjoyed this graphic novel, the story it told, and the way it told its story. I'm very excited to read volume two ("Saints") and see the other side of this story.
I'm not sure if I read about "Boxer Rebellion" in school (which was a long time ago), but after finishing this I think I'll look up some of the "further reading" suggestions. It's interesting to see how they felt about the "foreign Devils" I'm on to the next book which is called "Saints"
Now this was amazing compared to Saints! I made the mistake of reading Saints first thinking it came before Boxers. This was my first time reading something like this and I loved it! The illustrations, dialogue, characters, and I loved how the story just kept building.
I first heard about this book from Michael Kindness on the podcast Books on the Nightstand, that he co-hosts with a colleague, Ann Kingman. Not that I am gaining anything from this, but I would highly recommend downloading the podcast, as they have excellent book recommendations and discuss some re...