Decidedly 1% upper-crust, this graphic novel of life growing up in Beirut during the 1980s civil war is nevertheless quite moving and is beautifully designed, graphically speaking, though a little repetitious. If graphic novels like this were cheap, I would be very enthusiastic, but the fact is they are often quite and expensive 2 hours of reading (of course, I check mine out at the library). Unless you are a graphic artist and want to see Chucri’s hairy shoulders over and over (wonderfully done by the way) I wouldn’t necessarily buy it, but I would definitely borrow and enjoy. A very nice review by New York Times is here.
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