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3.03  ·  Rating details ·  215 ratings  ·  33 reviews
مترو" رواية مصورة تدور قصتها حول "شهاب" مهندس الإليكترونيات، الشاب الحانق على النظام الاجتماعي والفساد المنتشر في مصر، والذي يقترب من الإفلاس بسبب المنافسة التي يسحق فيها أصحاب رؤوس الأموال الكبيرة سواهم
.. يحاول المهندس الشاب الإعتراض على تلك الأوضاع بأسلوب عنيف وهو سرقة أحد البنوك!!.
تقدم فصول الرواية العديد من القضايا التي حدثت في مصر مؤخراً منها قضايا الفساد وصراع الطب
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Hardcover , 95 pages
Published January 2008 by دار ملامح للنشر
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Abdul-rahman Salem
Aug 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
يا جماعة أرجوكوا محدش عارف ألاقيها فين ؟!
المفروض بعد الثورة تطلع بقه !
Helen
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults.
Recommended to Helen by: No-one.
This is a wonderful effort - snappy writing, great drawing, and a fast-moving story - although I was a bit disappointed with the ending, which seemed almost a cop-out. The hero seems to have thrown in the towel, given up, and suggests that rather than keep running up against a corrupt system, it is time to leave the chaos and social dysfunction of Egypt.

Otherwise the graphic novel features expressive art work - that seems to match the jagged energy of the city of Cairo, and a noir-ish story-lin
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Nihal
Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it
بعد سحبها من الأسواق في 2008 انتابني الفضول اني اجيبها.
من حيث المبدأ ، الفكرة لطيفة ، فيه نقص كبير في الروايات المصورة اللي بتخاطب الكبار (فقط)
الاسقاطات السياسية لطيفة، وبتمثل عرض لأحاسيس الخنقة ما قبل الثورة
ماعجبنيش تطور القصة (المفروض انها اساسية) - ماعجبنيش الغموض و عدم الوضوح بدون مبرر

الشتايم وكام صورة خليعة كانت في مكانها وماضيقتنيش

اكيد انصح بيها، ولكن ما تتوقعش persepolis
Asser Mattar
Since I couldn't find the original Arabic edition, I read the English translation of it. It felt like an incomplete first draft of a good graphic novel. The idea is fine but the finishing could have been better. The plot is not that thick, and the ending is abrupt. ...more
Sooraya Evans
Jul 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mediocre storyline.
Artwork not at all impressive.
But this line made me smile,
"Mustafa, in this country, jail is for the poor. And you're going to be rich..."
Totally sums up the corruption of Mubarak's oppressive Egypt.
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Sophia
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘People are numb. Nothing has any effect on them. They put up with so much. They just say, “Well, that’s how things are in this country of ours.”’

I raced through Magdy El Shafee’s graphic novel, Metro, which I enjoyed hugely. Written prior to the uprisings in the Arab world that began in late 2010, the novel reads as both a precursor to those events and the frustrations that prompted them, as well as a depressingly relevant account of Cairo after those same events, given the dismal political sit
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محمود راضي
في عام 2008 حسبما أتذكر، قرأت عدة فصول من رواية (مترو) عندما نشرت في جربدة الدستور، ولكن لم تسنح لي الفرصة لقراءة الرواية كاملة وقتئذ، خاصة بعد نشرها كاملة في كتاب، وذلك بعد أن صادرتها الجهات الأمنية، حتى أعيد نشرها مجددا هذا العام منذ فترة وجيزة.

بالتأكيد لا يمكن نكران أهمية الرواية عندما نضعها في سياق الوقت الذي صدرت فيه، خاصة لكونها من الأعمال المؤسسة لتيار الأعمال الأدبية المصورة الذي يتنامى في مصر بشكل كببر منذ ذلك الحين.

لكن من الناحية الفنية، سواء سرديًا أو رسوميًا، فهى ليست بالرواية المدهش
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Heather
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh. I wasn't that into this. Maybe I don't know enough about Egypt, maybe the translation wasn't awesome, maybe it just wasn't that good! Hoping to have better Middle Eastern graphic novel experiences! ...more
Muhammed
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting short graphic novel (published in 2008) which laid bare the roots of January 2011 in Egypt.

"We're all in a cage. The way out is wide open, but we're stuck inside because no one ever tries walking out of it."
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Preethi
A story set in Mubarak's corrupt Egypt where the youth is looking for ways to escape the brutal reality - this one struck a nerve somewhere for me.
It is only a 3 star because of the rather abrupt narration and drawing.
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P.
hackers! this was quick paced and a little jumpy but I think tied together enough that your brain fills in the gaps. every 20 pages or so there would be a chance for the main guy or another character to reinforce the theme of freedom from an open cage.
Nadia
May 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
The story was solid but unfortunately the art holds the book back a little. Still definitely recommend it tho and I hope his future books will be available round here.
Amanda Fields
If you're familiar with Egypt, the graphics are worthwhile. It's not a compelling storyline, though. The characters are underdeveloped, and the narrative movement is boring and predictable. ...more
Pilar
No le he encontrado el punto, no sé si es porque trata algo muy local o, porque de tan simple, me parece insípido. En fin, una decepción.
Brian Y
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Shehab, a young software designer, runs afoul of a loan shark, all avenues of escape in Mubarak's corrupt, chaotic Egypt seem to be closed to him. Getting help from the bank is impossible without connections. A powerful businessman offers assistance, but the next day Shehab sees him being stabbed in an alley―and the man's dying words suggest a conspiracy extending to the upper reaches of the regime. Loads of fun. ...more
Rex Hurst
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Shehab, a young software designer, runs afoul of a loan shark, all avenues of escape in Mubarak's corrupt, chaotic Egypt seem to be closed to him. Getting help from the bank is impossible without connections. A powerful businessman offers assistance, but the next day Shehab sees him being stabbed in an alley―and the man's dying words suggest a conspiracy extending to the upper reaches of the regime. ...more
Marsha Altman
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, fiction
Really could not follow the plot of this book, which required a lot of cultural knowledge I don't have. It is interesting that this book was written and published shortly before the Arab Spring, when Mubarak's corrupt reign (which is a major subject here) was overthrown. ...more
Kieran Healy
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-comics
Disappointing. The dialogue is very on the nose, lots of pontificating. Not a lot of story. Art was interesting but felt unevenly done. Juvenile plot.
George Genie
The story held my attention but the artwork was often unclear and sometimes even the text was very faint and difficult to read.
Abhirup
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark and gritty graphic novel
Jo-Anne King
Knowing this is banned in Egypt adds another dimension to the insight into life under corruption as depicted by the characters and events in the story.
Kath
Mar 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a graphic novel that was banned in Egypt, so only an English translation is available. It's loosely about some poor people who decide to take their rights. They get a bit hurt in some demonstrations, and there is a love interest for the main character. The copy of the book I received from Metropolitan Books (New York: Henry Holt and Co.) is very difficult to read. It seems to have been photocopied or printed in gray scale. It would be much better if the panels were in a stronger black an ...more
Samar Elgyar
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
قرأت أخيرا رواية مترو ف جلسة واحدة.. بجد جددت الأمل جوايا.. وفكرتني بحالة إنعدام الوزن اللي كنا عايشينها قبل الثورة وقبل أحداث المحلة 2008 وبالعبث اللي احنا فيه دلوقت.. وإن مهما الطريق موحش فإحنا مش لوحدنا ومش كل الناس بتتكيف مع العبث وبتزحف وبتوافق..
الرواية دي اتصادرت من نظام مبارك فناس كتير قرأتها بلغات تانية لما اتنشرت خارج مصر!
وعايزة أضيف إني مسحورة بالإسلوب والشخصيات والخطوط الحرة الغير تقليدية اللي مش شبه حد أبدا.. والحرية في الخطوط والقفز فوق المقاييس المألوفة بيحتاج شجاعة كبيرة مش هتخرج
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Ahmad
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really surprised that this was written in 2008!....it really got some potential but the story is not that strong and the illustrations is not that strong...seems that it was done in hurry....really looking forward for the next one though!
Noran
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I feel proud and privileged for the fact that I am one of the very few Egyptians who got the chance to read this novel since it has been banned in Egypt. I found it on the shelves of my university library in the US, and I think it is one of the best narratives I have ever read.
سمراء
Apr 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
مفلب زبالة
Hugo Schoen
Full review with text and video here:

http://mediocrityisthenewgenius.com/2...
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احمد محمود
القصة عن سرقة بنك والمظاهرات وقتها في البلد
القصة مليئة بالسذاجة جداا
تقييمي جزء منه لجودة الرسومات
Saman
Nov 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novel
سيئة من جميع النواحي

overrated للبنكة
Raamses
Aug 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
قصه زباله .. فونت يمقق العين و رسومات أي كلام و طباعه تعبانه و طبعا مزودين السعر جدا إستغلال لانها كانت ممنوعه .. سفاله ماتلاقيهاش غير عند المصريين بس
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