Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy DelislePyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

byGuy Delisle

Paperback | March 31, 2007

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Voted "Best of" by CBC Radio One's "Talking Books," the American Library Association and Time.com.More timely than ever, Guy Delisle's acclaimed Pyongyang is a glimpse into one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today: North Korea. Pyongyang is a graphical record of the time cartoonist Guy Delisle spent working as an animator in Pyongyang, becoming one of the few Westerners to witness current conditions in the surreal showcase city."The memoir is topical, coming at a time when interest in the goings-on behind the last remaining panel of the Iron Curtain is high. [...] The episodes are smart, sharply observed and funny, without downplaying the untold horrors (death camps, starvation) that lurk around every corner." (Globe and Mail)"Tinged with black humour, ...[Pyongyang] offers a perspective no straight-up print journalism could." (National Post)
Born in Quebec City, Guy Delisle now lives in the South of France. He is also the creator or Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China.
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Title:Pyongyang: A Journey in North KoreaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.38 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:March 31, 2007Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897299214

ISBN - 13:9781897299210

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book Very interesting and engaging read for people that loves graphic novels but also real life stories.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing take on North Korea What you know about North Korea in a stereotypical sense is not exactly what you would expect in this book. This is a fast read for those currently interested in the communistic lifestyle. The narrative was great in this book, I liked his insights in how life was like as a westerner in a place like Pyongyang.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great comic travelogue This book succeeds in opening up a world unknown to most westerners. What exactly goes on in North Korea? I'm not fully sure, but this book helps to bring light to some aspects. Everything from the diners to the diplomats are discussed. But what truly makes this book stand out is the authors ability to contrast his take on life with the North Korea experience without mocking or degrading it.
Date published: 2008-01-29