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Buddha, Vol. 8 by Osamu Tezuka
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Dec 30, 07

bookshelves: 2007reads, comics, historical, adult
Read in December, 2007

I feel almost guilty, listing this as 8 books, when it's really one 3200-page epic story.

I don't have much to say by way of review except that it's amazing. I had a little trouble following which character was which, across different royal families and time periods, and that got even worse once everyone shaved their heads, but I managed well enough. And similar to my complaints with Barefoot Gen, I found the cartoony moments and instances of breaking down the fourth wall to detract from the gravity of the story, but that's got to be a cultural thing. But even these flaws are minor. This is an epic journey, well-told and illustrated.
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