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About the Author

Includes the name: Guy Delisle

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Series

Works by Guy Delisle

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea (2003) 1,785 copies, 73 reviews
Burma Chronicles (2007) 893 copies, 50 reviews
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City (2011) 819 copies, 42 reviews
Shenzhen (2000) 778 copies, 33 reviews
Hostage (2016) 313 copies, 18 reviews
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting (2013) 221 copies, 13 reviews
Factory Summers (2021) 139 copies, 10 reviews
Even More Bad Parenting Advice (2014) 58 copies, 2 reviews
Albert and the Others (2002) 53 copies, 2 reviews
Aline and the Others (1999) 44 copies, 1 review
World Record Holders (2002) 37 copies, 2 reviews
The Handbook to Lazy Parenting (2019) 35 copies, 1 review
Louis à la plage (2008) 14 copies

Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (2006) — Contributor — 759 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Comics 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (2018) — Contributor — 43 copies, 2 reviews

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Delisle, Guy
Birthdate
1966-01-19
Gender
male
Nationality
Canada
Birthplace
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Places of residence
Montpellier, France
Education
Sheridan College
Occupations
writer
artist
animator
cartoonist
Organizations
CinéGroupe
Médecins Sans Frontières
Short biography
Writer, artist, animator, and cartoonist. Worked as an animator for CinéGroupe, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for a studio in Munich, Germany, and for Dupuis-Animation and Proté-Créa in Canada

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Reviews

Not as funny or poignant as it thinks it is.
 
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katri_kr | 12 other reviews | Jul 13, 2024 |
Lost in translation in graphic novel form.
 
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jd7h | 32 other reviews | Feb 18, 2024 |
The drawings and format of ‘Pyongyang: a journey through North Korea’ are amazing and the fact you can ‘see’ Guy Delisle’s experiences through his drawings really adds to the purpose of this genre of writing (In fact if all travelogues were of this ilk it wouldn’t be the worse thing!) Equally, the content of the work - two months in the most guarded and clandestine country of the last century - is captivating. The words and pictures combine to evoke a tangible sense of oppression and delusion of a people which is just what is needed for awareness to develop and increase. A slight blemish I found was that the author seemed a tad petulant and somewhat passive aggressive during his stay, which led to a diminishing respect of the customs and people he had to abide. Don’t get me wrong, I think I would’ve found it hard not to react to such a regime and way of life but the way he did it (throwing paper aeroplanes out of windows, running from guides, offering his translator 1984 to read) seemed a little immature. That being said, the fact he took 1984 with him for a reread on the trip was a nice touch. Let’s all hope that books like this ring increasing awareness to what is happening in this cloaked crucible and paves the way for the help of the hundreds of thousands of North Koreans who are impoverished, oppressed or brainwashed to eventually secure a better future which unites them with their global family.… (more)
 
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Works
29
Also by
2
Members
5,298
Popularity
#4,701
Rating
3.9
Reviews
249
ISBNs
166
Languages
17
Favorited
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