Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

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Drawn & Quarterly Publications, Sep 1, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 184 pages

A westerner's visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel.

Famously referred to as one of the "Axis of Evil" countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation's capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered; his findings form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. Pyongyang is an informative, personal, and accessible look at a dangerous and enigmatic country.

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I read this book because my son was assigned it for AP World History and I thought it might be interesting. Not that interesting. I don't particularly like graphic novels. I felt like not that much information was given. And it was only mildly interesting. Read full review

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An engaging graphic novel, with an insight into a country which is stranger than Science Fiction. Fom the pen of an animator who lived in Pyongyang for 2 months. Read full review


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Guy Delisle was born in Quebec City in 1966 and has spent the last decade living and working in France. He has written and drawn four graphic novels, including Shenzhen, an account of his travels to China. Pyongyang is his first in English.

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