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Hostage by Guy Delisle

Hostage (original 2016; edition 2017)

by Guy Delisle (Author)

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"In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle ... recounts André's harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man's determination in the face of a hopeless situation."--… (more)
Authors:Guy Delisle (Author)
Info:Jonathan Cape (2017), Edition: 01, 432 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned

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An everyman accountant for an NGO is abducted by Chechens and held for weeks. Guy Delisle has drawn a comic of his experience; handcuffed to a radiator every day in the same drab four walls. The graphic novel captures the tedium, depression, anxiety as well as a few moments of enjoyment. This comic made me think of what I would have done in the same situation -- probably the same. ( )
  questbird | Sep 28, 2018 |
Major kudos to Guy Delisle for making this story, which is essentially a man sitting alone in the corner of a room for hundreds of pages, so compelling and dramatic. I stayed up way too late in order to finish this ASAP. I have nothing but admiration for the endurance and courage of Christophe Andre. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
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