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.
By Christine - January 17, 2014