Mar 08, 12
Read in January, 1983
I'm playing with Goodreads recommendations, so far … so fun. I haven't thought about "Barefoot Gen" for a long long time. A much older cousin gave me this to read when I was about ten years old, all I can say is that I was *too* young to read it.
I still remember parts of the story quite vividly. It's simply but powerful drawn, but the imagry was much too powerful and disturbing for me at that age. Several years of nightmares about nuclear mayhem followed. Now that I think about it, my nightmares somehow got tied up with Spiderman for reasons I no longer recall. Weird.
I suspect that this is a very powerful and "beautiful" telling of immediately post nuclear bomb Japan, but I'll have to read it again before I can say nice things. At the moment it's still tied up with traumatic memories! :-)