sweet pea's Reviews > A Drifting Life

A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Oct 28, 2009

liked it
bookshelves: graphic-content, manga, memoir
Read in October, 2009

what an epic tome! this memoir is an interesting peek into the history of manga. the different developments of the market are interspersed with historical and pop culture news flashes so that you can put it in context to what was happening in the wider world. that said, it is filled with minutia. and while much of it is interesting, i don't feel the need to know every small work the author accomplished from the time he was a boy until present. teasingly, it doesn't even cover the meat of his work (as we now know it in the US), of the edgy gekiga. not for the casual fan, but a good read.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read A Drifting Life.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.