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 at January 17, 2014