Burma Chronicles is the most enlightening and insightful book about life under the country’s brutal dictatorship in years, says Rory MacLean. Guy Delisle’s newest travelogue revolves around a year spent in Burma (also known as Myanmar) with his wife and son. Burma is notorious for. DeLisle’s (Pyongyang) latest exploration of Asian life is probably the best possible argument against the ruling junta in the embattled (and now.

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At the beginning of the trip, the family must stay in an MSF guest house while they search for more permanent housing. His depiction of everyday Burmese life, from the morning delislf by the monks seeking alms, to the frequent power outage, government censorship, government corruption and nepotism, expat life, developing local friends and Burmese culture.

He’s able to capture a moment in just a few lines of ink.

Reading: Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

His drawings are stronger, as well, chrinicles owing to his having improved over time. Dec 11, Archit Ojha rated it liked it Shelves: Delisle said his level of tolerance improved over the year he stayed there, so that he could stand up to 90degF before turning on the air conditioner, while when he’d arrived, 80degF was his limit. Looking for beautiful books? Book ratings by Goodreads.

What I really enjoyed about this book is the Normally I don’t like to read about different countries, cultures and people through the eyes of a Western author, and this book confirms my rule.


He’s provided a v The cartoonist, his wife and son move to Myanmmar when his wife, who works for Doctors Without Borders, is posted there for a year.

Retrieved from ” https: He lives in France with his wife and children. This is a very charming book, where Delisle manages to both lovingly describe a society that is alien to him often making himself the butt of the jokeswhile also showing several of th Delisle presents himself as a tag-along, as his wife is doing work in Myanmar with MSF.

Sometimes they stop in the middle of a scene and a new chapter, a completely new story begins. Bugma Saan Suu Kyi was still under house arrest. Burma Chronicles Cover of the English-language edition. But because that’s not how they do it back in Canafrancadapolis, it’s ‘weird’.

Delisle speculates that the authorities turn a blind eye to drug abuse as they prefer to see young men stoned rather than taking up arms and joining an anti-government resistance group.

You know what’s ‘weird’ Delisle? His point of view as a stranded foreigner and a purpose to be there and observe also babysit his son is very selective and cut-short, opened for interpretation and various judgements, plus even the politics couldn’t chronucles more sarcastic but truly humorous.


Qualities – well, first of all, I love the chtonicles format as a medium. Anyway, Delisle is not a political writer, nor a journalist, but he adds deliske heck of a lot to our understanding nonetheless.

Nov 30, Louise rated it really liked it Shelves: The fact that you take this incredible act of gallantry totally for granted.

Guy obsesses about getting enough doses of Tamiflu, until another worker points out that it probably wouldn’t work anyway because it was prescribed to treat the seasonal flu, which is a different strain of the virus.


Reading: Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

He points chroniclles how people carry their umbrellas stuffed into the back of their longyis or lungis as we call them in India chfonicles also sometimes hanging from the backs of their shirt collars – which he calls ‘weird’.

I’d always wondered about it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Since the demise of Classics Illustrated inand the commercial success of populist comic books and their cinematic super heroes, I’ve been suspicious of contemporary graphic storytellers. The lines were all running and blurred, as though it had been dunked in a barrel of water or as if one had spilled water onto it. I’d recommend this to anyone who is a fan of gy non-super hero graphic novel, and I’d encourage anyone who likes travelogues or finding out about different cultures to check it out.

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Archived from the original on A very good book to get started with if you’re interested in different cultures around the world. InPresident George W.


Whereas in Burma Chronicleshe stayed for a year with his wife and kid and really made some good local friends. Lists with This Book. No attempt to understand their POV or how they felt about things.

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