It s critical to understand the complex war in
SYRIA A REVOLUTION THAT BEGAN AS A HOPEFUL RESISTANCE a revolution that began as a hopeful resistance a tyrannical leader turning arms on his eople that turned into a conflict between a tyrannical government and terrorist groups of the Islamic brotherhood backed by the
money and military ower of russia and the and military ower of Russia and the However if I hadn t already read about this I think this book would confuse me and graphic novels are known for their ability to make complex topics understandable in that regard this failed The art was minimalist and sketchy which could give an atmosphere of chaos and mess but could also just confuse the narrative The characters were so blurry that I could never tell who was who much less find a way to connect and care for them especially when the entire text was dialogue driven only However it is an important topic and one could do worse things than Mob Mistress pick this up I admire the writer and what he endured and it was a very fast read As much as the remarkable story that Freedom Hospital tells it doesn t feel very effective The advantage that comic book format has over other mediums is theower of the visuals Hamid
SULAIMAN S VISUALS ARE SKETCHY MINIMALISTICs visuals are sketchy minimalistic communicating with negative spaces rather than drawn lines The style is effective at Stud in the Stacks places evoking a rebellious street mural kind ofoignancy But at many other Choosing to Survive places where the critical drama happens it falls short One wonders if a Joe Sacco kind of attention to detail could have helped The overall ef. JOE SACCO MEETS PERSEPOLIS IN THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM A NEW INTERNATIONAL TALENT HAMID SULAIMAN WINNER ENGLISH PEN AWARD It is spring 2012 and 40000eople have died since the start of the Syrian Arab Spring In the wake of this Yasmine has set up a cl. ,
Fect of Hamid s style is to make it feel like a skim through an otherwise deeply humanist tale only downside a mix of fiction real eventsYet a owerful insight into the ONCE PROCLAIMED DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTIONSWHILST THE BOOK IS VEY ANTI proclaimed democratic revolutionsWhilst the book is vey anti in the beginning it shows the true nature of war and how nearly all articipants turn to monsters with and
sufferings and retaliation Freedom Hospital is a mix of fact and fiction based around an underground Syrian hospital whichand retaliation Freedom Hospital is a mix of fact and fiction based around an underground Syrian hospital which to injured rebels At the start of the book it feels like the rebels wanted a eaceful solution to the country s The Blueprint (English Edition) problems As time goes on and the death toll climbs they are turned to violence too This leaves a space for extremists to recruit those who feel failed by both sides and we see how Isis tried to take advantage of the situationAs well as these three factions of course there are those who just want to get on with their lives along with their human rights so uashed by Assad The daily death countrinted at the top of the Crisis of the Strauss Divided pages is a saddenign reminder of the senseless loss of the conflictAssad s regime isropped up by foreign weapons and throughout the The Master Masons of Chartres pages the tankslanes and artillery are tagged by who VARSITY ABDL (Age Play, Forced Regression, Enema, Domestic Discipline, Spanking Romance) provided what a lot from Russia but tother countries aren t innocent eitherIf you re uite well informed of the Syria situation I m not sure reading this will add much but it serves as a good introduction It s not an intenselyersonal approach as Hamid has used anecdotes from many of his friends. Andestine hospital in the north of the country Her town is controlled by Assads brutal regime but is relatively stable However as the months ass the situation becomes increasingly complex and violent Told in stark beautiful black and white imagery Fr. Who stayed behind rather than writing an account of his own experienceI m not a huge fan of the artwork but its sparseness does fit with the subject matter here I m neither a Left to Die-a First Hand Account of Life in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina pessimist nor an optimist I m a realist I never thought I d see the day we d beandering to the likes
OF ABU ATADA AND SALEM PG 214THIS ISN TAbu atada and Salem Dolphin Diaries Bind-Up pg 214This isn t good book I m sorry to say I m not even sure what it s about I got the main message Syria is hellThat s it I stumbled through the book If you asked me who the characters were and what their motivations were I d be unable to answer If you asked me What happened in the book I d be unable to answer Who was good Who did what to whom Who betrayed whom What the heck was going on I have no ideaI know Hamid Sulaiman fled Syria and wrote this book to shed some light on what was going on there but he failed I have no idea what s going on after reading this bookThe book starts with a cast of characters and that s ALWAYS a bad sign IMO If I can t tell your characters stories and faces and lives apart from reading the book we re already in trouble You re even acknowledging this by making a Cast of Characters so we are in even deeper troubleTL DR The book is confusing I couldn t follow thelot and honestly had no real idea of what was going on Syria is hell is basically the only thing I took away from thisNAMES IN THIS BOOKview spoilerYasmin fSophie fAbu Taysir mAbu Azab mOne Eyed EliasJamal mHaval mYazan mSalem mWalid Abu atada mZahabiah fFawaz Al Fawaz m hide spoiler. Eedom Hospital illuminates a complicated situation with gut wrenching detail and very dark humor The story of Syria is one of the most devastating narratives of our age and Freedom Hospital is an important and timely book from a new international tale.