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The Walking Man by Jirō Taniguchi
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Apr 05, 09


I don't read comics or manga, but I saw The Walking Man in a bookshop window in Bologna a couple years ago and the title stuck with me. I finally bought it last month. Call me ignorant but I was initially surprised to find the interior of the book is black-and-white but that disappointment quickly faded. There are ten or twelve episodes in The Walking Man, nothing much happens, hardly any dialogue, just some slow well-considered wanderings around suburban Japan. The drawings are excellent, very realistic and precise, I'd imagine that Taniguchi has some background in technical drawing or architecture. Some of the cityscapes and landscapes are astounding in their detail. The Walking Man is a great bedside book, no plot, no conflict, just one man's view of the world that surrounds him.
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