Pyongyang: Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

— feeling crazy
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea -

I was at the library today to pick up a couple of graphic novels for my son, when I came upon this little gem. I've always been curious and strangely fascinated about life in North Korea. I have watched several Youtube videos that were quite interesting, so when I saw this, I just had to check it out.


Guy Delisle is a French-Canadian cartoon animator who got to go to North Korea on a 2 month work visa to work on the animation for a children's cartoon show. In this graphic novel, he presents his trip to this country, showing with some humor and wit, the bleak horror that is living in a totalitarian government.


Here is a sample:



At one point, Guy asks his guide, "Where are all the handicapped people?" and his guide replies, "There are none...we are a very homogenous nation. All North Koreans are born strong, intelligent and healthy."  Yikes! makes you wonder.


4 stars and recommended for those who want a peek behind the curtain.