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Jerusalem by Guy Delisle
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Jun 11, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 5-star, summer-2012
Read in June, 2012 — I own a copy

I was first introduced to Delisle's comic book travelogues with 2003's Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and instantly fell in love with his unique insights into life abroad. I've followed his work since, and have anxiously awaited the release of Jerusalem since reading on his Wikipedia page that he had moved there.

The release doesn't disappoint. Full of descriptions of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict from the point of view of an outsider, Delisle manages to paint an illuminating picture of the issue without coming out and saying where his sympathies lie. His unbiased perspective of life in Jerusalem in 2008/2009 is really wonderful, and shows a side of the things that those of us in the US and Europe are rarely exposed to in popular media.
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