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Shenzhen by Guy Delisle
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Oct 25, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: graphic-novels

Delisle spent 3 months in Shenzhen, a busy city near Hong Kong, and helped stave off his boredom by creating a book of his experience. However, he even acknowledges that a chronicle of boredom and loneliness doesn't make for a great book. Delisle doesn't speak Chinese and there are few foreigners or English speaking Chinese in Shenzhen, so he pretty much spends the whole book feeling horribly bored and isolated. There are some moments where he focuses on the strange paradoxes of modern China, which is more interesting, but overall his chronicle of anomie is well, boring.
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