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Veteran graphic novelist Guy Delisle talks to Rachel Cooke about his Delisle is a comics writer whose books – Shenzhen, Pyongyang. Last year’s Pyongyang introduced Delisle’s acute voice, as he reported from North Korea with unusual insight and wit, not to mention. This is one of Guy Delisle’s earliest Travelogues, with a trip to Shenzhen, China to oversee the completion of a children’s cartoon in

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And the most important part is that his sketches are exceptional.

Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China

I like the story of the man who was upset because he belie This book is mainly a series of anecdotes and observations about living in Shenzhen. It held my interest – probably due to my personal connection with the topic – but there isn’t much to write home about here.

A Travelogue from China is totally devoid of any political snippets. You can’t even tell if there’s ground underfoot!

Shenzhen em Portugal foi publicado por Biblioteca da Alice. Chinese people are for him only things to make fun of. No More Workhorse on Facebook. Based on my own experience, I’d say it’s also rather dated, depicting a society in a country that evolved in the past decade faster than any other country in world history.

They are not mere travel stories because Delisle is not s Actually 3. And his keen animator’s eye has these observations which is a rather good glimpse into alien customs and cultures.

But what he does is Guy Delisle is a Canadian animator-cartoonist who’s based in Paris and who does very quiet, lovely travelogues often with a hidden bite. He and Nadege have decided that, for the sake of their children, they must stay in France for the time being.



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The door man at his hotel greets him with a random English phrase every time he opens the door for him. Apr 04, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is light and breezy, carried by Delisle’s wonderfully deft and energetic drawings more masterful than their minimalism at first appearsbut underlying the funny observations of a stranger in a strange land there is a deeper sadness and ambivalence about the lives of the millions of people who don’t live in that place by choice and lack the freedoms Delisle will soon return home to enjoy.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Funny, precise, and unafraid to mention national foibles, Delisle begins his narratives as the baffled outsider: It was interesting that he referenced Dante’s descent to Hell, and he put Shenzhen in the middle of the descent. There’s the obvious white man’s exotic perception of the east and he does pander to it to a certain extent.

His Chinese-speaking acquaintances bring him to try Chinese food.

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May 27, Meric Aksu rated it really liked it. There’s little interaction with the locals as English is a scarce commodity in one of the most business-like corners of China again, it’s Seems lik This “Guy” is a schmucky schlup.

Perhaps because it is shorter there is no filler. Delisle managed to get your empathy, but he couldn’t convey the lengthiness of his stay. Sehnzhen frame is all he needs. The visual effect is disturbing since we’re all stationary but moving forward.


It’s a travelogue set in China’s special ahenzhen economic zone, Shenzhen. I was impressed at how outgoing he was even in the stressful environment he was placed in, both the city itself, the lack of communication and his bizarre expectatio This is a very interesting travel memoir, of a Canadian living in France who spends time in Shenzhen working on an animation project.

Oct 28, Hollowspine rated it really liked it Shelves: Yes, it is frustrating when nobody speaks English, but, you know, you could always make an attempt to learn Chinese.

Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China – Guy Delisle – Book Review

Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle’s observations of life in urban southern China, sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and guj guards. If you did those things in a documentary, it would look like a PowerPoint presentation. At no point does he even appear to try to learn the language, or even make fumbling attempts using a phrasebook.

I like to go deeper. That’s what I do. This “Guy” is a schmucky schlup. Chronicles of the holy city from is the obvious starting pointit is still an interesting deoisle into life in China and also into the early work of Delisle.