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Tokyo on Foot by Florent Chavouet
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it was ok
bookshelves: graphic-nonfiction, japan, nonfiction

This travel memoir makes it look as though Tokyo is made up of charming little towns. There is little sense of crowds, traffic, neon and grime. I found it disconcerting that every Japanese person in the book (and most of the Western tourists) were all drawn as caricatures, yet the author drew himself several times, always realistically and sympathetically. It was puzzling that the author said he found work on his own, but didn't say what it was. I liked the realistic drawings of buildings and the way he recorded the prices of everyday objects. Why did he have a mental block about remembering what people's shoes look like? :)

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Reading Progress

September 8, 2016 – Shelved
September 8, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
September 8, 2016 – Shelved as: graphic-nonfiction
September 8, 2016 – Shelved as: japan
September 8, 2016 – Shelved as: nonfiction
September 9, 2016 – Started Reading
September 16, 2016 – Finished Reading

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