Friday, January 17, 2014

Boxers/Gene Luen Yang/ 328 pages

This graphic novel is about the boxer rebellion in China, which took place between 1899-1901.  Through a series of circumstances Little Bao is able to call on the gods to help fight the Christian Foreigners who are invading their land.  It's mostly a sad story.  The Christian invaders are not very sympathetic, but I don't feel a lot of sympathy for the boxers at this point either.  It will be interesting to read Saints and see how that perspective is portrayed.  Sad story.

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