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The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain - Community Reviews back

by Peter Sís
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ereksonj rated it 8 years ago
This is an unusual autobiography. It is more graphic novel than picturebook, and the graphic design offers features of a strong informational book (such as the white space). Sís' stylized cartoon illustration harks to the 1960s and 70s art he notes in the book--San Francisco magazines, psychedelic r...
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Elena Likes Books rated it 10 years ago
There are essentially two narratives that run through The Wall: the story of one artist's childhood experiences, told in an ongoing thread at the bottom of the pages and on several "journal" pages, and the broader narrative of life in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War, told in dozens of caption-l...
Kaethe rated it 10 years ago
The KitKatPandaBatWolf and I both enjoyed this enormously. She didn't know anything about the Cold War or the Iron Curtain, so I spent a lot of time explaining things as we went along. But she dearly loved the idea that The Beatles were in part responsible for bringing the wall down.
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