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Palestine by Joe Sacco was a Christmas gift. It's a graphic novel about Palestine (obviously) based on the author's two months spent in the occupied territories in 1991-92.
"Traffic? I'm swallowing exhaust and my snot's gone black."
The book starts with the author in Cairo, Egypt, waiting to get to Palestine. The page shows the hectic nature of Cairo so this first line is perfect.