Madeline's Reviews > Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

Pyongyang by Guy Delisle
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Jun 29, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: 2009, comics-graphic-novels, funny, library-books, memoir, non-fiction, socialism, orientalism
Recommended to Madeline by: Ji

I don't think this book is entirely without merit, but Delisle certainly is an extremely alienating guide through his experiences. He sneers at North Koreans, and sometimes the entire continent of Asia, and lacks any compassion for the people he encounters.
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Reading Progress

June 29, 2008 – Shelved
June 5, 2009 – Shelved as: 2009
Started Reading
June 8, 2009 – Shelved as: comics-graphic-novels
June 8, 2009 – Shelved as: funny
June 8, 2009 – Shelved as: library-books
June 8, 2009 – Shelved as: memoir
June 8, 2009 – Shelved as: non-fiction
June 8, 2009 – Shelved as: socialism
June 8, 2009 –
page 112
63.64% "Wow, this book is actually really insensitive. WTF."
June 8, 2009 – Finished Reading
February 12, 2011 – Shelved as: orientalism

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