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Keiji Nakazawa
Birth date: March 14, 1939
Died: December 19, 2012
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
Never Give Up, the tenth and final volume of the Barefoot Gen series, is a worthwhile end. Like its immediate predecessor, it is also guilty of being a bit too episodic and losing the primary thread, but its a little more focused and does provide a mostly satisfactory ending.Reaching the end of the ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
Breaking Down Borders is another volume in the Barefoot Gen series that meanders a bit too far from the original story. Still more characters are introduced and still new story lines are created. I get it, years after the bomb, the format is much more episodic, focusing on how all these various live...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
Merchants of Death, Volume 8 of the Barefoot Gen series, is the weakest in the series, so far. New characters and plot points are thrown in at this late stage just to create new tension and it's really not necessary. I want resolution to the story that has been built up to this point. I'm not going ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
Writing the Truth is a solid addition to the Barefoot Gen series. Corruption abounds in this sixth volume where relationships are strengthened and characters are stretched to their max. The story really picks up some of the loose threads made in the last volume and ties them together. In some of the...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
The farther the Barefoot Gen storyline gets from the atomic bombing, the more it feels like an epic story. The first few books were dominated by a singular event: the bombing and its horrific aftermath; although the bomb certainly is the central thread of the following books (and probably the whole ...
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