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Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle
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Mar 25, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: graphic-novels
Read in March, 2010

i like Guy Delisle, his nonchalance and his fat middle-class ambivalence for laziness and social action. I like it because it's true; but it doesn't really work as a comedy unless it's truly a displacement of attitudes, placed within an oppressive context. What separates this book from Pyongnang is that he is so out of touch from the suffering, his sarcastic ineffectualism has no basis. It is purely lazy, without being lazy in light of true repressive circumstances.

It's basically watching a jackass hang out with nothing to do rather than watching a jackass make a fool out of gestapo by arresting their aggression with foppish insolence. For a better example, see The Good Soldier Svejk
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LindseyReads "With nothing to do?" I think he was in a critical supporting role to his partner's demanding profession. He was taking care of a one year old, writing, and exploring. I don't think he was claiming to be doing anything more. I will check out your recommendation.

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