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Forget Sorrow by Belle Yang
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Apr 13, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: 2011, autobiography-memoir, comics-graphic_novels-illustrated, communism_socialism, diaspora_migrants, family_families, asia_china
Recommended to Emma by: it was my own silly choice
Recommended for: no-one
Read from February 19 to April 09, 2011

I found this to be a hugely derivative take on Art Spiegelman's Maus. The structure was identical, only the drawings were kind of awful (heads not sitting on shoulders and all sorts of dodginess - the quality of the drawings made it really hard to keep track of the characters. And the narrative was hard to follow, full of non-sequiturs, inelegant transitions. There was no real tension in the story, the pacing was weird. I really only finished this because it was a gift and it has a lovely inscription in it.

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Reading Progress

04/09/2011 "still... struggling... through..."

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