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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
This has probably been my favorite of the Barefoot Gen series so far. The first two books in the series, dealing with the bombing and the immediate results, are easily the most "forever seared into my brain." In them were images that I cannot shake. These were strong for their visual storytelling an...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 4 years ago
The third book in the Barefoot Gen series, Life After the Bomb continues the horrific tale of post-nuclear Hiroshima and how one boy lived through it all. Trials abound in this third volume, the most memorable of which involves a new character, Seiji, whom Gen is given charge of. Life After the Bomb...
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