Thursday, January 20, 2011

Book Beginnings: January 21, 2011


This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages

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.

4 comments:

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

I'll be curious to see your review of this one once you finish it. The subject sounds fascinating, and I love the look of the art!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Carrie--I just finished this and am off to write the review. It was interesting!

Katy F. said...

LOL, that's a witty beginning.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings Helen!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Katy--That is a funny beginning and it endeared me to the book immediately having traveled to some pretty "sooty/dirty" cities in my time